Business Debt

Filed under : Commercial Law @es

Prevention is better than cure, as De Cotta Law explains… Owning, running and managing a business in Spain is rewarding and can be challenging. Unpaid invoices and accounts can cause immediate cash flow problems and build up longer term issues

Divorcing in the English Courts

Filed under : Family Law @es

De Cotta Law can provide a professional and confidential service to residents of Spain We are often asked whether a couple can choose to divorce in England or in Spain, and where they will have the greater economic advantage. Although


Filed under : Family Law @es

The Spanish Association of Professionals working in the field of International Child Abduction (Asime) held a Conference in Málaga on 23rd & 24th November.  Our specialist lawyer, Reyes Gomez Llorente attended the event. A number of professionals from different countries

Sponsorship of sports event

Filed under : Events @es

De Cotta Law were very proud to be one of the sponsors of the X111 Padel Tennis Tournament at Vincci Costa Golf in Chiclana recently. Over 900 people attended at the event over the weekend of 27th to 29th October.

Visa options for British nationals who want to live in Spain

Filed under : Civil Law @es, Visas

Despite Brexit, there are still a number of options for British nationals who wish to live in Spain. Three of the most popular visas are the: a)      Non-Lucrative visa (“NLV”);  b)     Golden visa (“GV”); and c)      Digital Nomad Visa («DNV») All

Pets – New Animal Welfare Law

Filed under : Civil Law @es

In September this year a new law has come into force on Animal Welfare. Law 7/2023 incorporates important changes which affect owners of domestic animals. Here are some of the relevant provisions: 1. Domestic animals must not be left unaccompanied

Canary Islands Inheritance and Gift tax update

Filed under : Tax Planning - Inheritance

Last week the Canary Islands Government has modified the inheritance and gift tax allowances that are applicable in the Canary Islands: a 99.9% inheritance tax allowance is now generally applicable to Group II (children and adopted children of 21 years

90 in 180 days – is it really that bad?

Filed under : Property @es

Since I joined De Cotta Law in 2021, I have spoken to lots of clients about the ‘90 in 180 day rule’. Many Brits claim that this is unduly restrictive, with some of them even deciding to sell their second