Who we are
The office opened in May 1989 and has specialized since its inception in foreign investment consultancy (EU member states and third countries) in the Balearic Islands. Our consulting and customer service areas include Civil Law, Commercial Law, Tax Law, and Property Management, among other services. An academic background, specialized training, and keeping abreast of developments are the defining characteristics of our staff.Find out more
At Despacho Lamas, we specialize in Real Estate Law. We have been offering a comprehensive service for all types of real estate transactions for more than 30 years. We differentiate ourselves from the competition by supporting our clients from the moment they decide to make an investment on the island until it is successfully completed.
Civil law is of vital importance for building peace and social order. This is because its principles regulate, organize, and facilitate social relations. They also provide a frame of reference for resolving conflicts between the rights and obligations of each natural person or legal entity.
The tax department is made up of a team of professionals with extensive experience who offer strategic solutions and tax advice to both non-residents and residents of Spain. Our team works with the rest of the firm's departments and provides them with ongoing support during any operation, as most operations have a tax-related angle that needs to be studied.
At Despacho Lamas, we want to become your trusted reference point when you are seeking legal advice in Spain. We have been advising intra-community and non-EU foreigners for more than 30 years. We take great pride in the fact that more than 90% of our clients are international.
Our 24/7 service takes care of the overall management of homeowners associations from their incorporation and the drafting of their articles to the contracting of services.
Drawing up company accounts in accordance with current regulations, based on information provided by the client. Preparing annual accounts and accounting ledgers. Preparing the compulsory record books for entrepreneurs and individual professionals.
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For more than 30 years, experience and continuing learning have been the formula that got us where we are and helped us offer a service that we want to continue. These two factors, and constant investment in professional growth, allow us to offer an excellent service to our clients, who in turn receive personalized, friendly treatment, which we consider an essential part of our work.
Jaime Lamas was educated with the Jesuits. He combined his studies of law at the University of the Balearic Islands with international law at the University of Vienna. He studied foreign trade in Barcelona and worked in a law firm in Hannover, Germany. He has written numerous legal articles in different newspapers and magazines and has been a speaker at several legal conferences in Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Jaime Lamas represented Austrian consular interests for 10 years as Austrian Honorary Vice Consul in the Balearic Islands.
Jaime speaks Spanish, German and English
Malu Lamas is an economist and advisor at Despacho Lamas since March 2019. After graduating from ESADE Business School with a degree in Business Administration, she completed a Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the same university. She combined her studies with an internship at the Spanish Consulate in New York, at the CBRE real estate consultancy and completed an exchange program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. From 2016-2019 she worked at Deloitte M&A transaction services in the Real Estate and infrastructure department.
Malu is bilingual in Spanish and English
África Lamas is an econmist and advisor at Despacho Lamas since June 2018. After graduating with an honours award from IQS Business School with a degree in Business Administration and doing a BBA exchange programme in the University of San Francisco, she completed a postgraduate degree in Auditing and Accounting (Pompeu Fabra Barcelona). From 2016-2018 she worked at Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) as an auditor. In addition, she is memeber of Beta Gamma Sigma honorific society and President of Rotaract Mallorca, Rotary club partner, which is focused on service and help to the community.
Africa is bilingual in Spanish and English. Additionally, she speaks German and Catalan.
Alberto Lamas joined Despacho Lamas in 2022, after having worked for two years in the Urban Planning, Corporate/M&A and Real Estate departments of a prestigious international law firm. Prior to his incorporation, he also worked in a technological multinational in the tourism sector and in a construction company located in LATAM. He studied a bilingual law degree at IE University (Madrid), did his exchange programme at the University of Central Florida (Orlando – Florida – USA) and, thereafter, did a Double Master’s degree in Corporate Law and for Access to the Legal Profession (Bilingual LL.M) at IE Law School (Madrid). Currently, Alberto Lamas is involved in a diverse range of real estate transactions and legal proceedings.
His working languages are English and Spanish.
Lawyer, graduated in Law from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB).
He studied an MBA at the University of Houston (USA).
For 13 years he worked in the financial and banking sector where he worked as regional director of HR and media as well as regional director of private banking.
Subsequently, he made the leap to the world of law, acquiring during these years a great deal of experience in judicial processes of various kinds.
He speaks fluent English and Spanish.
Antonio Bosch holds a degree in economics from the University of the Balearic Islands and is a technician in electrotechnical and automated systems from the Arxiduc Lluis Salvador vocational training institute in Palma de Mallorca. He began his career in the firm in November 2000 collaborating in the corporate and accounting department. Since 2004 and until today, he has been working exclusively in the property administration department.
Lawyer, law degree from the Universidad Nacional Española a Distancia (UNED).
Master’s degree in German-Spanish comparative law from the University of Granada.
Since 1999 she has been working as a lawyer in the law firm Despacho Lamas.
Prior to this date she worked in prestigious law firms and as a legal notary official in Mallorca. She has handled numerous real estate law cases, as well as specialising in tax law and inheritance law between Germany and Spain.
Native speaker in German and Spanish and fluent in English.
Economist - Hotel Management
After graduating and completing postgraduate studies in International Hotel Management, he has worked in the Management Department of “Royal Cupido SL” for “Iberostar Hotels & Resorts”, as well as in the Operations Department of “Frasers Hospitality” in Berlin.
Since 2021 he joined the Home Management and Property Administration Department at Despacho Lamas, applying his extensive knowledge of hotel management to the administration of our clients’ properties.
Fluent in Spanish, English and German (Goethe Institut certificate).
She graduated in International Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2017 and later completed an MA at the University of Sussex, specialising in International Security.
Once completed her law degree at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, she has been working in the tax and legal consultancy sector since early 2020, specialising in real estate and tax law.
Of Austrian-Chilean origin, she is fluent in German, Spanish, English and Catalan and has recently achieved an intermediate level of French.
Practising lawyer since 2018. Member of the Il·lustre Col·legi d’Advocats de les Illes Balears, Graduate in Law at the University of the Balearic Islands and Master in Law at the University of Seville. She has worked in several well-known companies focused on real estate law and the foreign market, so her areas of specialisation are real estate and urban planning law, with special emphasis on foreign investors, as well as corporate law and inheritance of German citizens in Spain.
In addition to Spanish and Catalan, she is fluent in English, German, French, Czech, Bulgarian and Slovak.
Economist - Hotel Management