Antonio Pedro Rodriguez Bernal is an experienced lawyer in litigation -both civil and criminal- and Real Estate Investments. After having followed four yearly courses of English Law at the Malaga University (UMA), Mr. Rodriguez Bernal not only has reached a good fluency in English language but also a deep knowledge of Common Law System that uses to differ from Civil and Continental Law Systems. This combination makes easier the communication with British and American clients who do not use to be familiar with Spanish legal proceedings. Solicitor in Marbella and practising lawyer since 1999.
Even though Spanish Legal System does not distinguish between barristers and solicitors, Mr. Rodriguez Bernal has intervened in all those fields in Common Law reserved both to barristers and solicitors.
He worked as Public Defender in these areas of expertise:
- Family Law.
- Administrative law.
- Civil Law.
- Criminal Law. Legal aid in all kind of crimes: summary offences (faltas), indictable offences (delitos graves o muy graves), offences triable either way (delitos menos graves.)
As private lawyer he works in all these areas and in Real Estate Law, Environmental Law and Cultural Goods.
Antonio Rodríguez Pedro Bernal is an experienced attorney in the criminal jurisdiction. He has sucessfully defended clients in crimes concerning alleged manslaughter and murder, against public health (drug trafficking), against property (theft, undue appropriations), against sexual freedom, crimes against the Spanish Historical Heritage, Extraditions and in all kinds of crimes and misdemeanours, both before the first instance criminal courts, provincial hearings, jury courts and the Supreme Court.
He also possesses great experience in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Administrative Litigation and Real Estate Law.
He is a recognised specialist in the law applicable to the art market, historical heritage and antiques and has participated in numerous international transactions of valuable works of art both as a lawyer of the parties or of the participating dealers.
He is frequently invited to radio programs or interviewed in the press to discuss current issues related to art law, historical heritage and antiques and lecturer at the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain.
As a result of his doctoral thesis, he has solid knowledge of International Law and European Community Law.