Registry conciliation is a process where registrars, who are officials responsible for maintaining property, commercial, or other public records, assist parties in settling their disputes outside of the court system. This process is part of an effort to reduce the number of cases brought to court.
Maria Luisa Castro
Director and Founder
Expertise: All aspects of Residency, Family, Real Estate and Commercial Law in Spain
Education: University of Seville, Catholic University of America, University of Navarra
- Leading expat lawyer in Spain
- Proud to be recommended by the UK and Irish embassies
- Winner of a landmark sentence in 2012 in Spain’s high court against off-plan property developer’s banks, paving the way for thousands of claims against irregular building and banking practices.
- Registered Lawyer number 2745 of the Cadiz Bar Association and is licensed to practice in all areas of law throughout Spain.
- Languages – English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
I founded CostaLuz Lawyers in 2006 with the idea of attracting property investment to the Costa de la Luz in southern Spain and help English-speaking foreigners buying property to retire to, live in or spend holidays in Spain.
My founding principle was to help foreigners understand how Spanish law works and get the best possible outcome for their interests. This mission now forms one of the pillars of CostaLuz Lawyers.
Recent interpretations by the Directorate-General for Taxation (DGT) reveal that new laws on indirect investment exempt shares in publicly-listed hotel companies from the Wealth Tax and Solidarity Tax on Large Fortunes. This means overseas investors in Spain’s hotel sector enjoy favorable tax treatment, contributing to the country’s appeal as a prime investment destination.