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High Court of Andalusia annuls the expulsion of a foreign citizen by setting up a domestic partnership after the expulsion order

High Court of Andalusia annuls the expulsion of a foreign citizen by setting up a domestic partnership after the expulsion order


El Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Andalucía estima recurso de apelación preparado por Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal, esclareciendo la cuestión de la pérdida sobrevenida de objeto, cuando las circunstancias que afectan al administrado cambian durante la sustanciación del procedimiento, antes del acto de la vista.

No siempre el lento funcionamiento de la jurisdicción contencioso-administrativa, que ...

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All the variable interest (IRPH) is deemed as void

Pioneering judgment against bank predation: ALL the variable interest (IRPH) is annulled without establishing substitute and the bank is sentenced to return more than 60,000 euros to consumers



El Juzgado de Primera Instancia Número Tres de Marbella, en el día de hoy (22-2-2017) ha dictado sentencia por la que, estimando íntegramente la demanda interpuesta por el letrado Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal, declara la nulidad de pleno derecho de TODO el interés variable (IRPH), sin sustituirlo por otro variable alternativo, además de anular ...

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Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal brings a lawsuit claiming the annulment of the variable interest and the return of all the payments charged.

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ALL the variable interest (IRPH) is annulled without establishing substitute and the bank is sentenced to return more than 60,000 euros to consumers.

Reduced in 8 years prison sentence

The High Court of Justice of Andalusia reduces in 8 years the prison sentence to a man who killed his ex partner

Defending Attorney: Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal


La Sala de lo Civil y Penal de Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Andalucía, en sentencia de 16 de enero de 2017 revoca parcialmente la sentencia dictada por la Audiencia Provincial de Málaga (Tribunal del Jurado) el 30 de junio de 2016, por la que se condenaba a 25 ...

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Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal, as defending attorney, brings an appeals againts judgment for manslaughter.

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The High Court of Justice of Andalusia reduces in 8 years the prison sentence

Subsidiary Protection against Extradition

The National High Court ‘Audiencia Nacional’ orders the release of a person required for extradition, assimilating, for the first time, the Subsidiary Protection to the Asylum

After 30 days of prison by measure confirmed by the Central Court of Instruction No. 6 in Madrid, the Criminal Chamber of the National High Court -Audiencia Nacional- (Third Section) fully considers the appeal filed by counsel Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal and the invaluable collaboration of Suhail Abreu Núñez, ordering …

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Court confirms prison without bail of person requested for extradition. Attorney for Defendant appeals.

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After 30 days in prison, National High Court, quashes the previous decision and orders the release without bail.

Master Class at the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain

Master Class at the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain

Last 30th September 2016, the director of this office, Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal, taught the Master Class “Preventive legal advice to administrations, individuals and operators in the Historical Heritage area”, part of the course “Transformations in the Spanish Historical Heritage Legislation” which took place at the headquarters of the Heritage School of Nájera -Escuela de Patrimonio …

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Master Class at Heritage School of Nájera

Master Class “Preventive legal advice to administrations, individuals and operators in the Historical Heritage area” by Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal

The prestigious Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain (Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España – IPCE), under the Ministry of Culture organization, has invited the director of this office, Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal, to teach the Master Class “Preventive legal advice to administrations, individuals and operators in the Historical Heritage area”, part …

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Part of the course "Transformations in the Spanish Historical Heritage Legislation"

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Between 28th to 30th September 2016

Art trade and money laundering

Interviewed by “La Marea” Newspaper about money laundering by means of artworks trade

Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal, director of this Law Firm, has answered to some questions posed on the occasion of works of art transactions in connection with money laundering conducts. This interview took place last 9th June 2016 in the newspaper La Marea.

We transcribe some passages of such an interview:

¿Es fácil blanquear dinero …

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Could be used the artworks transactions as a means of laundering money?

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Currently, the anti-money laundering regulation makes more difficult this conduct.

Defence in alleged murder

Trial about famous alleged homicide case took place in Malaga with the intervention of Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal

Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal defended a man charged with murder with unjustifiable malice , this being a trial well-covered by the Spanish media in the last week (from 20 to 24 of June 2016):

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Public Prosecutor and Prosecuting Counsels claim punishments of 25 years in prison

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Galleon "San José"

Interviewed in the Radio Programme “Más que Palabras” of Radio Euskadi on the discovery of the Spanish galleon “San José” in Colombian waters

The director of this Firm, Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal, was interviewed by Almudena Cacho in the Radio Programme Más que Palabras of Radio Euskadi on 27th December 2015.

The lawyer answered to interesting legal issues arisen on ocassion of the recent discovery of the galleon San José, sunken by …

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Legal perspectives in International Law on the finding of the galleon "San José"

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Extreme complexity

Foreigners involved in criminal proceedings in Spain

Foreigners involved in criminal proceedings in Spain: some valuable tips

Sometimes foreigners in Spain are involved in criminal proceedings or on the verge of being in criminal trouble. Obviously, they are not familiar with our criminal procedure. If you or a close relative are criminal trouble, you must read this article.

Detention

Criminal proceedings begin when the person is detained and driven to the Police Station. There, …

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Sometimes foreigners in Spain are involved in criminal proceedings or on the verge of being in criminal trouble. If you or a close relative are criminal trouble, you must read this article.

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El Mundo, 5th August 2015

Quoted in the article ‘Picasso remains at home’ from the newspaper El Mundo

The Director of this Office, Antonio Pedro Rodriguez Bernal, was recently interviewed by the newspaper El Mundo, National Edition, on the occasion of the seizure of the painting ‘Woman Head’ by Picasso, that was located in the French island of Corsica. This painting belonged, indirectly, to the Spanish wealthy banker, Jaimen Botín.

Yestarday (05-08-2015) was publicized the …

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Seizure of the painting ‘Woman Head’ by Picasso, that was located in the French island of Corsica. This painting belonged, indirectly, to the Spanish wealthy banker, Jaimen Botín.

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Supreme Court of Justice

Supreme Court of Justice confirms judgement that applies doctrine of “lifting of corporate veil”

 

Supreme Court of Justice confirms on 21st May 2015 judgment held by the Malaga Appeal Court (Criminal Division), clearing a man accused of fraud, undue appropriation and other economic crimes for which Prosecutors claimed penalties of more than 4 years in prison and reimbursement of 240.000,00 €. The Supreme Court ends a criminal procedure that …

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Prosecutors claimed penalties of more than 4 years in prison and reimbursement of 240.000 €

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Acquittal

Lifting of corporate veil

Cleared by the Malaga Appeal Court by means of the doctrine of “lifting of corporate veil”

A man accused of fraud, undue appropriation and other economic crimes has been cleared by the Malaga Appeal Court (Criminal Division). Prosecutors claimed penalties of more than 4 years in prison.

The Court embraced the allegations pronounced in the public hearing by the defendant’s lawyer, Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal, for which was applicable to …

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Prosecutors claimed penalties of more than 4 years in prison and reimbursement of 240.000 €

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Acquittal

Bank activity abuse

Overwhelming judgment against bank activity

Sevilla Appeal Court (Civil Division) handed out an overwhelming judgment against abusive bank activity. The judgment contains a declaration of nullity of a contract “swap” (called “Clip Bankinter”) and condemn the bank to refund the client in 52.000,00 € and pay all the costs.

The AC judgment includes many interesting …

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Abusive bank activity

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Declaration of nullity of a contract “swap” and condemn the bank to refund the client in 52.000,00 € and pay all the costs.