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16 People wrote to us:
  1. I am an English lawyer based in London and much of my work is advising UK clients on their property transactions in Spain. Many of those properties are on the Costa del Sol.

    I require detailed assistance from local lawyers in Spain, in particular for carrying out the actual conveyancing process in Spain. For the last 8 years or so, my local lawyer of choice has been Eva Garcia Cantero of GCE Abogados in Marbella. She is highly efficient, hard-working and friendly and provides an excellent service backed up by helpful colleagues in her office. I have nothing but praise for her working methods and all my clients invariably feel the same after they have made contact with her.


    2nd September 2016
  2. I used Garcia Cantero & Eweis recently to sell my property in Spain and was delighted at their efficient approach. They were extremely professional and friendly and I would happily use them again. I will be recommending them to any of my friends with similar legal needs. Every step of the process was handled by Eva Garcia Cantero in plain English and presented very simply.


    28th August 2016
  3. Eva and her colleagues at gce abogados were vital in supporting and advising us on our purchase of our property in Spain. The level of service provided prior to, during and after our purchase far exceeded our expectations. I would have no reservations in highly recommending gce abogados.


    16th August 2016
  4. I came on holiday to Marbella and fell in love with this beautiful town. I took the crazy decision to buy an apartment, both as an investment, and for holidays. I had no Spanish language skills, no knowledge of local laws and property regulations, and much of the legal process would have to be done remotely by email. I was advised it was imperative to find a good local lawyer.

    I struck gold with GCE Abogados. They were so helpful, answering numerous questions by email. They were extremely thorough, carrying out all the verification checks on the property, and making sure everything was fully legal and above board. They explained everything I needed to know, every step of the way. During the signing of the deeds they translated the documentation for me, line by line. And they went way beyond what I would expect from a lawyer, dealing with the authorities to get my utilities connected, and even arranging for the door lock to be changed.

    GCE Abogados were brilliant for me and absolutely delightful people, I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking to buy property in the Marbella area.


    4th October 2015
  5. I was referred by a solicitor in England to Mr David Eweis. He was very professional and fought my case in court and won. I could have lost my home in Spain but he saved it for me. There are no words good enough to praise him. He speaks different languages so can help anyone. He can do anything from conveyance to more difficult cases like mine. Thank you and your staff for the wonderful work you did for me and my family.
    Kind Regards


    2nd July 2015
  6. We changed our Lawyers in August 2014 after nearly 8 years of going through the system and getting nowhere in the process, we were very bemused and frustrated with what had gone on in the past.

    We had met David Eweis previously and had no hesitation in going back to him to see if we could use his services to try and get a favourable outcome.

    I would have to say that we were amazed and extremely pleased with what occurred after instructing him to act on our behalf.

    After all of the problems we have had over a number of years we finally got a positive outcome and we received our initial payment back from David in February 2015.

    I would have no hesitation in refer David and we are so grateful to David for doing all that he has done and finally ending the nightmare we have suffered.


    29th June 2015
  7. Dear David & Staff

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all the staff at your company for the professional and efficient service you provided in bringing a successful conclusion to our court case.

    After many years of frustration with our original Lawyer it was a breath of fresh air employing your services last summer, and bringing closure to our ten years of stress in trying to obtain our money back from the bank, against our off plan property purchase on the Gardens of Manilva Development.

    It was a joy to deal with a company that communicate with regular updates and respond to emails within a very short period.

    On behalf of my wife and myself I would like to take this opportunity once again to thank you for everything you did for us and we would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone seeking a lawyer in connection with buying or selling a property in Spain.

    Kind regards


    27th June 2015
  8. We asked for David’s help on a complicated property matter in the summer of 2014. We had heard of David’s track record and were delighted that he agreed to take on our case after we had endured 6 very frustrating years with a different Spanish lawyer. David offers a highly professional and personable service. He explained clearly his strategy, he communicated with us at regular intervals and importantly, he secured a full settlement for us, including interest and costs dating back to 2004, that was beyond our expectations. David is honest, is hard working and does exactly what he says he will. He is a very good strategist, he likes to win and he has a very impressive record that he is rightly proud of.


    1st June 2015
  9. massive thank you to David Eweis and his team at Garcia Cantero and Eweis. After many disappointments with numerous lawyers, David Eweis produced a result for me, and a number of my compatriots, that far exceeded our expectations.
    Many Thanks,


    18th May 2015
  10. Working with García Cantero and Eweis Abogados means working with the highest marks in competency, consistency, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining a superior regard for ethics.
    They are able to empathize and understand the client’s goals and perspectives. Firms like this have been successful in their practices because they focus on building long term relationships based on trust. Those types of relationships are not attained by performing inferior work, cutting corners or maximizing fees and services. Most business men and women, at least the successful ones, share this same sentiment.
    For the reasons mentioned above, I strongly recommend GCE Abogados legal services


    25th November 2010
  11. I have found GCE Lawyers to be very attentive – always return calls and emails promptly.
    In dealing with people they are a wonderful negotiator but however can be very tough when required.
    When a project is given to GCE Lawyers they work tirelessly to achieve a solution.

    I highly recommend them.


    7th February 2010
  12. Dear David,

    I am writing on behalf of my husband and I to show our gratitude for the legal work you recently carried out for us.

    Five years ago we held a dream to buy a holiday home in a beautiful part of Spain and I can clearly remember the pride and excitement with which we chose our new off-plan property. However, as it turned out, we had been very badly advised by the solicitor our agent recommended (there was our first mistake!).

    After two years and a half years the building work had ground to a halt and rumours were rife that numerous defects were present. Our original solicitor had long since gone out of business so we began the daunting task of trying to sort out the mess. I thank my lucky stars that you were recommended to us just before a trip to Spain, where the sole aim was to appoint a new solicitor. I was already in touch with other purchasers on the site and we met up with a few of them on that trip to find out what was happening.

    From the minute we all trooped into your office, I was at ease. Here you were surrounded by nervous, chattering, crazy English fools who had put down their life savings (or remortgaged their houses!) on holiday homes that now had a list of defects as long as our arms – not to mention a completion date that seemed to be moving further away instead of closer. Despite the tensions running high, and the barrage of ‘what if’ questions – you remained calm, patient and above all, realistic. You explained our situation carefully and clearly – and made no bones about the fact that winning our case for cancellation and getting our money refunded were two completely different things.

    We all left your office feeling angry that we’d been so naive – and very apprehensive about our chances of getting either a property or our hefty deposits back at the end of it. After much discussion we decided we had too much to lose to not at least give it our best try to get a refund – and we absolutely had faith that if it were possible to cancel the contract, win the judgement and then get our money back – you and Eva were the people who could do it.

    From day one you used clever strategies that other solicitors could only follow. You worked very hard preparing our case and that of the fifteen other purchasers I also recommended you to. But despite this you were always available to answer my questions (of which there were many), and I can’t ever remember a time when you didn’t take my call or call me straight back. We had put such a huge deposit on the property (£70k) that I would have times when I would dwell on the thought that the money was lost and it gave me great comfort to feel that you, Eva and Ignacio were so determined to get justice for us. I can’t tell you how much that helped.

    Today it’s just over two years since we appointed you, just over three months since our final hearing in Estepona Court, just over two months since judgement was given in our favour and just over 6 hours since my bank account was refunded in full!!! Oh, and just over 2 hours since you called to let me know the interest payment has been agreed and will be with us in the next couple of months!

    You really don’t know just what this means to us. Although we are (fairly!) young, to lose £70k would have left us in financial difficulty which would have taken years to recover from. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your honesty, integrity, hard work and determination – my only regret is that we didn’t appoint you in the first place!

    Yours sincerely,


    14th December 2009
  13. I don’t know how to put into words the gratitude and appreciation we have for GCE abogados, but I will give it a go!!

    We had a problem on the community we were living on the Costa del Sol in Spain so went to see GCE for legal representation and advice as to how we could tackle the situation. After our initial meeting with David our minds were immediately put at ease, mainly due to the honest feedback we were given. We were not told we had a sure proof case but we were made aware of the strengths and weakness we would have in a Spanish court of law in regards to our particular case.

    We came away from the meeting relaxed and re-assured, not so much in the strength of our particular case, but in the fact that the team at GCE would do everything in their power to help us win our case. It was reassuring to know we had the support of such a team of honest professionals and we felt if anyone could help us win our case David, and his team at GCE, would be the ones.

    David began to work on a strategy with us and over the next couple of months to follow we had a couple of meetings with David and his team and a fair few phone calls and emails, all in the run up to the community AGM where we wanted to win our issue with the people and avoid the courts if possible. During this time David was always on hand to answer any questions and give advice, and we never felt like we were putting him out. He then attended our AGM meeting with us and helped us to get the result we needed and wanted. However his services did not stop there and since then he has still been on hand to help and follow up with our case.

    It seems to be going against the stereotype to refer to lawyers as honest and trustworthy but these are just 2 of the words I would use to describe the team at GCE Abogados. Other words would include friendly, personable, professional, experienced and helpful, to name but a few.

    After my experience with GCE I would have (and if fact have had) no hesitation to recommend their company to friends, family and colleagues.

    Thank you again everyone at GCE aboagados.


    3rd November 2009
  14. Often the public perceives lawyers in a negative way; however our experience with David was quite the opposite. He was very detailed oriented and prepared. In fact, at our Annual General Meeting of the community there were four other lawyers present. All were taken aback at the information he had discovered where precedent had been set in a similar case.

    He was amazing in the main meeting; he was strong when it was needed especially when it was difficult to even be heard, and held back when appropriate. His expertise, advice, and concern about our case were commendable as he took the time to understand the importance of it to us.

    What we appreciate most about David, beside the fact that we got what we wanted from the community, is the fact that he followed up with us until the issue was settled. Whether he had meetings, conversations, or any correspondence with the other party, we were always informed.

    He is committed to his clients; therefore, we highly recommend David Eweis.

    Kind regards,


    21st September 2009
  15. David Eweis has represented both my family and my company Bars in Spain SL on numerous occasions over the past two years, and we have always found both David and his law firm GCE Abogados to be extremely helpful, informative, supportive and competent in regard to the work they have carried out on our behalf

    David has always delivered when he said he would and always meets with a client to assess the nature of the work before agreeing to take on a project, which means that the client always knows where they stand as far as the timescales and associated costs are concerned relative to each project.

    Unlike the somewhat stuffy stereotype portrayed by many lawyers, David and Eva as partners of GCE Abogados are also very down to earth, no nonsense, but friendly lawyers who go that extra mile to help their clients whatever the situation. If they are unavailable when you call they always get back to you very quickly and always treat you with warmth and respect.

    I therefore have no hesitation in highly recommending David Eweis, Eva Garcia Cantero, and all the team at GCE Abogados in Marbella, for all type of legal work and representation.

    Yours faithfully,


    20th August 2009
  16. In 2008 I employed Garcia Cantero Eweis to act on my behalf in a litigation case against a Developer and a Bank. I found Garcia Cantero Eweis to be a friendly, professional and very experienced Spanish law firm. They have an excellent team of lawyers from David and Eva down to the staff who work with them. They provided me with expert legal advice and were able to successfully fight my case and allow me to recover all of the money that I invested. I would highly recommend Garcia Cantero Eweis to anybody who is buying a property in Spain, I can’t thank them enough for what they have done for me.

    Kind regards,


    3rd May 2008

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