DeCotta, McKenna & Santafé The independent legal property experts for the Costa del Sol & Inland

Filed under : Conveyancing & Property Law, Timeshare, Fractional Ownership


Distressed property sales, discounted homes and greater transparency and compliance to planning issues in town halls are combining to breathe some life back into the Spanish property market. Never before has Southern Spain been such good value. It’s a destination that will always be desirable to Europeans and those living further a field, and now the investors and holiday home buyers that turned their backs on Spain for the past year or so are coming back.


Yet something remains the same now as it did a few years back; the absolute essential requirement for all investors and buyers to seek genuinely independent legal advice before embarking on any type of property or land investment.

Take a moment to contact a truly independent law firm, such as DeCotta, McKenna & Santafé to make sure you are fully protected.


Founded in 1983, the firm combines genuine local & international knowledge and experience with a highly skilled team of multi-lingual lawyers. Over the past 25 years, DMS has built a strong track in the Spanish property sector, including Timeshare, Fractionals and private client property sales and purchases.


 Its property division is headed by Conveyancing Partner of the firm Gisele van Meer who has over 12 years experience working in southern Spain. She is acknowledged as one of the leading specialists in this field, with a highly respected reputation in Southern Spain. She is an accomplished linguist, fluent in English, Spanish, French, Dutch and German.

Her team has extensive knowledge of property matters such as contracts of purchase with staged payments, inland and rural properties, municipal licensing for building projects, planning issues and compliance, legalisation of existing properties, taxation for non-resident property owners and general fiscal issues for property buyers in Spain.

 DeCotta, McKenna & Santafé has offices across Southern Andalucia, including Mijas Costa, Coin & Nerja, as well as on Tenerife.


The firms integrated team of Spanish qualified Abogados and English qualified Solicitors & Barristers makes them amongst the region’s most experienced law firms in Property Law, as well as Family Law; Inheritance & Tax Planning; Timeshare; Litigation & Commercial Law.


Gisele van Meer is Conveyancing Partner at De Cotta McKenna y Santafé, a law firm offering support with all aspects of Spanish Law for English speaking clients. The head office is at:

Centro Comercial Valdepinos 1 y 3ª
Urb. Calypso
29649 Mijas Costa (Málaga)

Tel.: +34 952 931 781
Fax: +34 952 933 547


Email [email protected]




De Cotta McKenna & Santafé, English solicitors, and lawyers, and Spanish Abogados, in Marbella, Andalusia, Spain