The commercial and civil codes in Spain are complex and require a Spanish lawyer with a deep knowledge of both if you want to achieve your goals in Spain. If Spanish is not your native language, it may be harder to work with a lawyer and understand the content of a contract. At Strong Abogados, we only hire lawyers fluent in English. Our lawyers in Spain are specialists in real estate, immigration, business law, company formation, and intellectual property. We also partner with lawyers throughout Spain to provide you with service in English wherever you need it.
Strong Abogados provides most legal services, such as:
We do not handle issues of family law or criminal law.
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In order to offer services as a lawyer, the person must have a law degree, a master's degree in law (escuela práctica jurídica), and be registered in one of the many city-based Bar Associations (Ilustre Colegios de Abogados) throughout Spain. Each member of a Bar Association has a number (número de colegiado). To know if a lawyer is registered in a Bar Association, go to abogacia.es and type in the lawyer's name or number.
You can call up the Bar Association to ask about any complaints that have been lodged against that person. A lawyer is required to keep all information about their clients confidential, and is bound by the Codigo Deontológico.
You can find out more about a lawyer by contacting the Bar Association where they are registered. For example, the Bar Association of Barcelona is ICAB. You can find the contact information for the lawyer, as well as if the lawyer is active, has claims against them, and is in good standing.