Our Practice Areas

ConveyancingBuying or selling a property?

Whether you are buying or selling a property in Spain, we can provide guidance on all legal and tax matters, as well as a comprehensive service which is tailored to the needs of international clients and investors.

Property We provide property expertise.

If you have a dispute with a neighbour, administrator, developer or local authority, we can provide guidance and expertise on a range of legal matters.

Foreign InvestmentForeign investments in Spain

We act for a variety of investors, from international investor groups to clients purchasing a property in Spain. We can provide legal and tax guidance on all aspects of the transaction, from market entry until the disposal of investments.

Golden VisaEuropean Residence Visa

Whether you are a high-net-worth individual desiring to relocate to Europe or an investor who would like to make the most out of a commercial venture, we can provide a comprehensive and tailored service to ensure that your objectives are achieved.

Wealth management We protect your family's wealth

If you are a high-net-worth individual, or if your require advice in respect of your assets in Spain, we can provide a personalised service to ensure that your investments are tax efficient and comply with local regulations.

Int'l RelocationsSee our relocation services

Whether you are moving to Spain or moving back to your country of origin, we can provide guidance on a range of legal, administrative and tax matters.

LitigationLitigation & Dispute Resolution

If you are facing a dispute with a business partner, employer, neighbour, family member, public authority or any other party, we can ensure that you receive sound legal advice in order to plan ahead and make the right decision.

Tax planning Tax Advise & Assistance

Whether you are buying a property in Spain or otherwise planning your personal affairs, we can provide guidance on Spanish taxes to ensure the best outcome for you and your family.

Tax filing & Representation Services

We can provide a comprehensive tax representation service to ensure that you avoid any unforeseen surprises.

Family lawdivorce, domestic violence...

If you are facing a difficult episode, such as a divorce, domestic violence or loss of capacity of a family member, or a positive episode such as marriage and the birth or the adoption of a child, we can provide guidance of all legal areas affecting you and your loved ones.

Wills & inheritance All legal areas affecting wills

Whether you are planning ahead or if a loved one recently passed away, we are here to help. We can provide guidance of all legal areas affecting wills in Spain (including Spanish wills governed by foreign laws) as well as complex cross-border probate matters.

Corporate & Commercial

We can provide guidance on all aspects of Spanish corporate & commercial law, including incorporations, business & corporate purchases, commercial contracts, corporate tax, employment contracts and social security obligations.

Yacht purchases and Registrations

Whether you are considering purchasing a yacht or relocating a vessel from another jurisdiction, we can provide guidance on all legal and administrative matters.

Our Solicitors

Oscar Bornico

Oscar Bornico

Solicitor

Oscar is one of the partners at BF Solicitors.

 

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Lucas Bornico

Lucas Bornico

Lawyer

Lucas is one of the partners at BF Solicitors.

 

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Rosa González

Rosa González

Lawyer

Rosa is a Senior Associate at BF Solicitors since 2010.

 

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How we Work?

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Tailored Solutions

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Send Your Request:

Our Partners and lawyers would be happy to meet potential clients for a ½ hour free consultation to assess his/her needs and whether we may be able to help.

 

Our Consultation:

During such meeting, we may provide some generic advice in regards to the available options, together with our proposal in respect of our retainer (scope of work and estimate of fees).

 

Readers are warned that until a retainer is agreed and they become our client, our generic advice given during the free ½ meeting should not be treated as legal advice or covered by legal privilege.

Rates:

At the end of the ½ hour consultation, if we can estimate and foresee our scope of work, we will endeavour to provide a fixed fee. In other cases, we will clarify our hourly rates from the outset.

 

Billing arrangements:

It depends on the nature of the work.

 

Generally speaking, in cases where we can anticipate our scope of work, such as a straightforward residential conveyance, we will quote a fixed fee from the outset, which is mutually agreed with the client and clearly set out in our client care letter.

 

In other cases, we could quote an hourly rate of circa €100-300 per hour (depending on the complexity of the situation and the seniority of the lawyers involved), without prejudice the possibility of quoting a fixed fee at a later stage, if we are able to determine our scope of work as the matter progresses.

Resolve your issue:

The fact that our lawyers have practiced in Spain and leading international jurisdictions (including London), means that our client care procedures go well beyond the minimum standards applicable to firms on the Costa del Sol.

 

For instance, after receiving a new instruction, we issue a client care letter, which will clearly state our agreed scope of work, rates, contact details and general client care obligations.

 

Every client matter file is allocated to a Partner to ensure the highest level of work and accountability towards our clients, even non-complex matters where junior staff and paralegals are involved.

 

Given that all our lawyers are bilingual in English and Spanish (and are fluent in other languages), you will always receive clear and direct legal advice. That is, you will never receive advice which is simply channelled via an English Speaking secretary or paralegal.

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Why Us?

Are you the right law firm for me?

If you are a local expat, an international investor or the owner of properties or assets based in, we are the best firm to advise you on the Costa del Sol.

We advise on all key legal and tax areas (like any other Spanish law firm). However, we are a boutique firm which specialises in advising local expats and international clients.

For this key reason we are able to offer a superior service, by specialising on the legal and tax aspects of a transaction that matter to you.

Our international clients range from middle class purchasers of a Spanish holiday homes, to high-net-worth individuals including footballers, politicians, investors, owners of major multinational companies and so on.

Most of our clients are based (or are originally from) the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, the rest of the EU, Russia, USA, Canada, China and Brazil.

In addition to English & Spanish, our lawyers speak German, Italian, French and Portuguese.

Can I have a free meeting to pick your brain?

Our Partners and lawyers would be happy to meet potential clients for a ½ hour free consultation to assess his/her needs and whether we may be able to help.

During such meeting, we may provide some generic advice in regards to the available options, together with our proposal in respect of our retainer (scope of work and estimate of fees).

Readers are warned that until a retainer is agreed and they become our client, our generic advice given during the free ½ meeting should not be treated as legal advice or covered by legal privilege.

At the end of the ½ hour consultation, if we can estimate and foresee our scope of work, we will endeavour to provide a fixed fee. In other cases, we will clarify our hourly rates from the outset.

Are you a real and fully regulated law firm?

Most definitely yes.

Our firm is made up of Spanish lawyers (Abogados) who are fully licenced to practice law across Spain (not just Costa del Sol).

Our team also includes Solicitors who are registered in the Law Society of England & Wales (and hold valid practicing certificates), as well other Lawyers registered in other European jurisdictions. All our EU Lawyers are also fully registered with the Spanish and Local Bar Associations.

We are fully insured in respect of our services and financial obligations, in accordance with the regulations of the Malaga Bar Association. To date, we have not committed any form of professional negligence resulting in an insurance claim.

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Oscar Bornico:

The legal and tax rules in Spain are very complex, especially for international clients. To navigate in this challenging environment, you require expert lawyers with an in-depth knowledge of the law and local practices.

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