Spain

After a long and hard recession the commercial outlook for Spain, supported by the presence of many global brands, is starting to present new opportunities for organisations prepared to learn about this nation’s culture.

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Our team of international legal experts understands that, as the economy grows, more Spanish organisations will want to expand and establish their businesses into the UK and EU. We work with the increasing number of Spanish businesses recognising these opportunities as well as the many UK and global organisations looking to evolving Spanish markets. We also advise high net worth individuals and professionals, particularly footballers, moving to the UK or extending their investment and real estate portfolios.

Our work spans the legal disciplines and sectors, in particular the insurance, real estate, sports, food and retail sectors. We advise on all areas of the law including mergers & acquisitions, private equity & venture capital, corporate tax, contracts & agreements, employment law, commercial disputes, insurance disputes, employers & public liability claims, cross border insurance claims, real estate, family law, wealth management and EU & regulatory law.

We have a dual qualified Spanish and English lawyer, as well as several Spanish speakers in our team, including a Notary Public.  We hand pick the very best, locally based Spanish firms to work with. We develop long-standing relationships.  Working together to provide exemplary legal knowledge and cultural understanding across borders. The firm also hosts the Spanish Honorary Consulate in its Manchester office, working closely with the Spanish Embassy.

Examples of our work include advising Spanish magic circle firms on UK corporate and taxation matters; advising Spanish insurance companies on fatal injury accidents in the UK; real estate investments in Spain from UK corporate clients and high net worth individuals; advising Spanish football players in respect of taxation, wills and property acquisitions in the UK; property development for a Spanish owned group, setting up franchise agreements in the retail sector and advising on leases; and advising major Spanish Energy companies in respect of commercial property, energy and environmental law.

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Claire Bowler

Partner - Head of International Claims Team

I am a Partner in DWF’s leading Insurance practice and head up the firm’s market leading International Claims Team.

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