Power of Attorney in Spain

This formal document is signed before a Public Notary to grant specific powers to another party. Many clients contact us to request that we draft a Power of Attorney to avoid travelling.

Who we can help

The Power of Attorney in Spain provides numerous advantages, as it can be used for a wide range of legal matters;


– Selling or purchasing your property in Spain

– You are the beneficiary in an inheritance and require a Power of Attorney for the Probate.

Power of Attorney can be used for business purposes and it can be granted to a natural person, such as a relative or friend of the donor, or to a Spanish lawyer to act on behalf of the business or company.

Many Spanish solicitors are not able to draft a Power of Attorney for English speaking clients and CPM Lawyers has a broad experience helping overseas clients.

How it is done

– After discussing with you your situation and requirements we will ask who you need to give Power of Attorney to and what you would like them to be able to do on your behalf.

– Then we will draft the document on your behalf, in Spanish with an English translation.

– The faculties included within the document are tailored to your circumstances.

– The Power of Attorney needs to be signed in front of a Notary who verifies the identity of the donor and ensures he/she understands the effects and content of the Power of Attorney.

– Once signed, the document needs to be legalised (Apostille of the Hague) for use abroad by the Legalization Office (Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Milton Keynes). A registered provider with the Legalisation Office can be use for this purpose.

– The Legalisation can be arranged by the notary or you can do it yourself.

– Once the document has been legalised it can be used for its purpose in Spain.  The original will be required.

How we can help with a Power of Attorney in Spain

Our bi-lingual solicitors can assist with each step of obtaining a Power of Attorney. We can draft the document and also assist with identifying a local notary and arranging an appointment for the signature of the document.


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