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BEWARE: What expats need to know about investment funds in Spain

THE collapse of Continental Wealth Management, an Alicante-based advisory firm, has left tens - possibly hundreds - of investors worried sick.   CWM was not...

Marbella boiler room mis sold €6 million of loans to British buyers

SLMF did not have any regulatory approval to legally raise funds from the public when it was selling equity release mortgages between 2004 and 2007, a court rules

A decade of litigation

To celebrate with the Olive Press special tenth anniversary, Antonio Flores of Lawbird picks out his Top Ten Legal cases

Law by numbers

Lawyer Antonio Flores casts a whimsical eye over the latest judicial figures to hit the streets

‘Damien Hirst stole Banksy from me’ claims maverick British artist

A MAVERICK Andalucia-based British artist claims to be the ‘real Banksy’.  Londoner Michael Shurman claims he created the globally-known graffiti persona over a decade ago,...

EXCLUSIVE: Baron Rothschild indicted in France over fraud case

French police have been ordered to track down one of Europe’s wealthiest aristocrats over a fraud involving hundreds of British pensioners

Agents on board Olive Press campaign to stamp out kickbacks on the Costa del Sol

Our ongoing probe aims to stamp out the bent practice of lawyers paying estate agents unethical commissions up to 20% in return for conveyancing work

Olive Press campaign to stop kickbacks between lawyers and estate agents gains support of Andalucia law firms

A number of legal firms and estate agents have already backed the campaign

K.O. the kickbacks: Olive Press launches campaign to expose shady property lawyer practices

Some lawyers giving estate agents ‘backhanders’ of up to 20% for working on conveyancing deals

Spain’s Inheritance Tax rules

Inheritance tax break for non-residents quelling cost fears, writes Antonio Flores

Law in action

Resolution to residency cases in record time gives hope to foreign investors, writes lawyer Antonio Flores

Stunning expat victory againt Cajasol bank and Costa del Sol property promoter

Estepona court orders repayment of €600,000

Fiddling the bids

Lawyer Antonio Flores looks out for real estate cons at auctions

Nigel Goldman fraud case moves to Fuengirola court

Victims continue to demand justice as national journalists follow up Olive Press coverage

Marbella mayor’s case against well-known lawyer thrown out by Law Society

Maria Angeles Munoz launched the case after Flores accused her of undeclared assets

Only fit for ‘chicken thieves’

Spain is the conman’s paradise and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon, writes Antonio Flores

Banking magnate Baron Rothschild to appear in court in victory for expats

An Alicante court has issued a writ to indict and interrogate the boss of N.M Rothschild & Sons

Questioning lawyer’s fees in Spain

Antonio Flores offers advice on how best to deal with the tricky situation of lawyers’ fees

Time for a divorce in Spain?

Antonio Flores, of Lawbird, tackles the tricky questions about ending a marriage

The trouble with aggressive advertising

Antonio Flores discusses which advertising clauses you can and can’t get away with

Behind bars in Spain

Antonio Flores of Marbella law firm, Lawbird, explores the controversies of a night in a cell

Expat pensioners battle banking giant ‘scam’

Elderly expats crammed into Rothschild ‘scam’ case at Marbella court

Spanish bureaucracy and tax loopholes

Antonio Flores, of Marbella-based Lawbird, explores Spain’s paperwork forests

Ways to tackle Spanish property transfer tax

With the tax rate going higher and higher, columnist Antonio Flores looks at ways to get around it

The winding road to Spanish residency

Antonio Flores examines the route to residency


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