LIZARZA ABOGADOS REPERTOIRE


This section compiles news of general or professional interest, press articles and events which Lizarza Abogados or its members, collaborators or clients and friends have organised or taken part in.




2013-05-10

Doctrinal paper by José Manuel Hernández Antolín on the EU REGULATIONS AND SPANISH LAW ON ROTATIONAL ENJOYMENT. File only available in Spanish.ible in Spanish.

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2013-01-14

ADEJE TOWN COUNCIL HAS PASSED A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE TO REGULATE OF OPC ACTIVITIES

See attached in Spanish the full text.

 The Town Council of Adeje (Canary Islands) has passed a municipal ordinance to regulate activities of sale in the public thoroughfare (e.g. OPC activities) of timeshare, rotational enjoyment, long-term holiday, resale and exchange products. Starting on the 20th December 2013, there is a 30-day period to check the text of the ordinance at the Town Hall and file any complaints where appropriateel examen en el Ayuntamiento del texto y la reclamaciones oportunas.

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2012-08-08

CURRENT SITUATION CONCERNING LEGISLATION ON THE RIGHT OF ROTATIONAL ENJOYMENT: EU DIRECTIVE AND REGULATION WHEREBY IT IS INCORPORATED INTO SPANISH DOMESTIC LAW ( Act 4/2012 of 6th July). The attached file contains an article in Spanish by Mr José Manuel Hernández Antolín, Property Registrar on voluntary leave and  Notary of Madrid.

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2012-07-19

Article posted on the RDO website on the CONTRIBUTION OF TIMESHARE TO THE ECONOMY OF THE USA.- Attached file only available in English.

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2012-06-22

INTERVIEW WITH F.J. LIZARZA PUBLISHED ON THE RDO WEBSITE ON 22 JUNE 2012 ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE CRISIS.- Attached file only available in English.

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2012-05-21

A LEGAL FRAMEWORK IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE“. The legal framework is of utmost importance. An interview with Francisco J Lizarza following the enactment of the new legal regulations whereby the precepts of Directive 2008/122/EC are implemented, published in the magazine RCI Ventures on 21st May 2012.- A transcription of the interview – only in English – can  be found in the attached file.

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2012-04-01

COMMENTS AND PRACTICAL GUIDE ISSUED BY “RDO” AFTER THE COMING INTO FORCE OF ROYAL DECREE-LAW 8/2012 on contracts of rotational enjoyment of property for tourist use, long-term holiday products, resale and exchange.

Prepared by FJ Lizarza as President of the Spanish Chapter of RDO, RDO’s recommendations were posted on its website after the aforesaid new legal regulation came into force.  See attached file.

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2012-03-19

FRANCISCO LIZARZA’S COMMENTS ON THE NEW LEGAL REGULATIONS ON ROTATIONAL ENJOYMENT AND OTHER HOLIDAY CONTRACTS (Royal Decree-Law 8/2012).- Comments in English and Spanish in the attached file.

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2012-02-01

THIRD VERSION OF THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE BILL ON ROTATIONAL ENJOYMENT DATED JANUARY 2012.- Full text in Spanish in the attached file.

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2011-08-22

 BILL ON CONTRACTS FOR ROTATIONAL ENJOYMENT OF REAL PROPERTY FOR TOURIST USE, PURCHASE OF LONG-TERM HOLIDAY PRODUCTS, RESALE AND EXCHANGE. Full text in Spanish of the first Bill drafted by the Ministry of Justice, General Technical Secretariat published by the Ministry of Justice on 22nd August 2011.

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2011-07-21

REPORT FROM THE COUNCIL OF PUBLIC PROSECUTORS ON THE BILL ON CONTRACTS FOR ROTATIONAL ENJOYMENT OF PROPERTY FOR TOURIST USE, PURCHASE OF LONG-TERM HOLIDAY PRODUCTS, RESALE AND EXCHANGE. Attached file only available in Spanish.

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2011-06-22

REPORT ISSUED ON 22/06/2011 BY THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE JUDICIARY ON THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE BILL.- Full text in Spanish of the Ministry of Justice Bill in the attached file.

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2011-03-10

IMPLEMENTATION  OF  2008/122/CE DIRECTIVE (TIMESHARE, HOLIDAY PRODUCTS, RESALE AND EXCHANGE REGULATIONS) IN PORTUGUESSE NATIONAL LAW.

See in the attached file  the Decree-Law 37/2011 of 1oth of March (in it original un protuguesse language).

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2011-02-23

ORIGINAL ENGLISH VERSION OF THE BRITHIS TIMESHARE ACT AND IT FREE TRANSLATION TO SPANISH.- Namely 201o No. 2960 – CONSUMER PROTECTION, THE TIMESHARE, HOLIDAY PRODUCTS, RESALE AND EXCHANGE CONTRACTS REGULATIONS 2010.

See in the attached file the english original version and it translation to Spanish.

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2010-12-15

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2010-07-12

INTERVIEW TO FRANCISCO J. LIZARZA FOR THE MAGANIZE “CALIDAD TURÍSTICA-HOY“, edited by the Tourism Quality Institute (ICTE).- A Certification Institute specially created for tourism companies. – The interview is about Quality and Reliability in the Timeshare Sector.

See this news item in the attached file (only available in Spanish).

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2010-05-20

MARBELLA CONJECTURES.- Our collaborator Juan Caracuel Caracuel, Solicitor, has provided us with a copy of the facsimile edition of the book “Marbella Conjectures”, published on 10th August 1781 and written by Pedro Vázquez Clavel, Presbyter, Theology Professor and Trainbearer of the Most Reverend Martín de Barcia, Bishop of Córdoba.- He was born in Marbella and published this Book, which constitutes the first relevant historical study of Marbella. Only available in ancient Spanish.

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2009-07-22

THE NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS”, article by F. Lizarza for the magazine Industria Hotelera, published in July of 2009.- Available in Spanish.

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2009-06-20

Spanish version of  The European Timeshare Industry 2008 – EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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2009-06-19

THE EUROPEAN TIMESHARE INDUSTRY 2008.- Market Characteristics & Economic Impacts.

Authors: The Christel DeHaan Tourism and Travel Research Institute, University of Nottingham, U.K.

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2009-06-11

INTERNET NEWS ON THE STUDY ON TIMESHARE AND ITS ECONOMIC IMPACT IN EUROPE.- Find in the attached file articles published in “Cinco Días”, “Hosteltur.com”, “Federación de Hostelería de las Comarcas de Gerona”, “El Confidencial”, “Terra Magazine”, “Finanzas.com”, “NexoHotel.com” and “Málaga”. See attached file in Spanish.

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2009-05-01

Spanish version of  “The European Timeshare Industry 2008

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2009-03-26

THE EUROPEAN TIMESHARE ASSOCIATION CHANGES ITS NAME TO LET HOLIDAY RESORTS IN.- A news item published in “Diario Metro” on 26/03/2009.- See attached in Spanish.

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2008-12-16

In the General Meeting of Members of ANETC-RDO España held on 16th Deecember 2008,  FRANCISCO J. LIZARZA REYES WAS ELECTED NEW PRESIDENT OF THE SPANISH CHAPTER OF THE EUROPEAN ENTREPRENEURIAL ASSOCIATION CALLED RESORT DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (RDO) as proposed by the resigning President Mr Carlos Vogeler, who had been appointed a High Representative for the Americas of the World Tourism Organisation. Mr Carlos Vogeler proposed this motion highlighting the new challenge posed by the second Timeshare Directive.  Up until then he had held the position of Secretary of the Management Board. The attached file contains press releases concerning the appointment.

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2007-10-01

Article by FJ Lizarza published in the Miraflores Magazine ON HOW TO GO ABOUT BUYING A PROPERTY IN SPAIN SAFELY. See attached file. Only available in English.

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2007-03-30

BREACH OF TOWN PLANNING REGULATIONS AND REGISTRATION OF PROPERTY. GUARANTEE FOR BUYERS OF BUILDINGS: The case of Marbella.

Lecture by the Property Registrar on voluntary leave and Notary of Madrid Mr José Manuel Hernández Antolín during the Conference on Town Planning Regularisation in Marbella, held on 16th March 2007. See  the attached file (only available in Spanish).

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2007-03-21

 Article published in the Magazine of Málaga’s Bar Association on 14.03.2007 reporting on the Conference on “TOWN PLANNING NORMALISATION IN MARBELLA”, organised in cooperation with FIRST TITLE and LIZARZA ABOGADOS.- The attached file contains this Article in Spanish.

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2007-03-16

CONFERENCE ON TOWN PLANNING NORMALISATION IN MARBELLA: Sponsored by Málaga’s Bar Association of Lawyers with the collaboration of, and organised by, First Title and Lizarza Abogados, a Conference on Town Planning Normalisation was held with a big turnout and special focus on the case of Marbella. It was moderated by FJ Lizarza and included the participation as guest speakers of:  The Honourable Mr Joaquín García Bernaldo de Quirós, President of the Contentious-Administrative Court of the Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Andalucía, Mr Enric Lambies i Ortín, Legal Director for Town Planning and Infrastructures of Barcelona Council, the Honourable Mr Manuel Táboas Bentanachs, Judge at Section 3 of the Contentious-Administrative Court of the Tribuna Superior de Justicia de Cataluña, Mr José Manuel Hernández Antolín, Land Registrar on voluntary leave and Notary of  Madrid, Mr Michaek Schuh, Managing Director for Europe of First Title Insurance, Mr Francisco González Palma, Head of the Legal Consultancy Department of the Diputación Provincial de Málaga, and Mr Venancio Gutierrez Colomina, Secretary of Málaga Council. Attached is the full Programme of the Conference and a Power Point presentation of Mr Schuh’s address.

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2006-04-27

INTERCONOMÍA SEMINAR.- See the attached file of the power point presentation of F. Lizarza.- Onl available in Spanish.

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2006-04-27

 “THE TOURISM-RESIDENTIAL TIMESHARE MARKET. APARTMENTS AND CONDO-HOTELS. “INTERECONOMÍA”  SEMINAR  SEMINAR. MADRID, 27 APRIL 2006.

F. Lizarza participated with the Lecture “The added value of timeshare operation, ‘rotational enjoyment’, integrated into other tourist operations: hotels, apartment-hotels and tourist apartments.- Legal challenges”.

The attached file includes the Seminar Programme and a Power Point presentation of F. Lizarza’s lecture, both in Spanish.

 

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2005-12-12

INAUGURATION OF THE NEW OFFICES OF LIZARZA ABOGADOS’ at Calle María Auxiliadora número 5 in Marbella. Image in the attached file.

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2005-10-15

On 15th October 2005 took place an EVENT ORGANISED BY MÁLAGA’S BAR ASSOCIATION IN HONOUR OF THE BAR MEMBERS REACHING THEIR 25th YEAR IN THE PROFESSION.

Francisco J. Lizarza gave a thank you speech on behalf of the honourees. Only available in Spanish.

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2005-03-15

COMMENCEMENT OF WORKS FOR REFURBISHMENT OF LIZARZA ABOGADOS’ NEW OFFICES in March of 2005. Photograph in the attached file.

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2000-12-11

MUNICIPAL REGULATIONS IN FUENGIROLA CONCERNING ADVERTISING AND ATTRACTION OF CLIENTS IN THE PUBLIC THOROUGHFARE (OPC).
O.T.E. , through its Spanish national Chapter and Andalucía’s regional Chapter, collaborated with Fuengirola Council with proposals and reports towards the adoption of new municipal regulations on advertising and attraction of clients in the public thoroughfare. These entrepreneurial associations were represented by the President and the Manager of OTE-España, Messrs Ole Sigurdsson and J.A. Méndez, and by the President of OTE-Andalucía, Fracisco Javier Lizarza.

Attached are the Municipal Regulations as published in the B.O.P.M. (Official Gazette for the Province of Málaga) after the first draft of 11.12.2000 (also attached).- Finally, the regulations in English.

 

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2000-10-10

ADAPTATION OF PRE-EXISTING TIMESHARE SCHEMES OF AN IN-REM NATURE TO THE NEW LEGISLATION: PROBLEMATICS.- Lecture by the Property Registrar on voluntary leave and Notary of Madrid Mr José Manuel Hernández Antolín at the OTE Seminar held in Marbella on October 2nd, 2000.- See the whole text in Spanish in the attached file.

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2000-05-31

From 31st May to 4th June 2000 took place the VII NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOURISM LAW, organised by the Judicial Association Francisco de Vitoria (AJFV), in which Francisco Javier Lizarza participated with the lecture “The current reality of Timeshare”. The conference programme and F. Lizarza’s full lecture in Spanish can be found in the attached file.

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1999-11-25

 I INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ROTATIONAL ENJOYMENT OF REAL PROPERTY FOR TOURIST USE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, which took place in Valencia on 25th and 26th November 1999. F.J. Lizarza participated in the Round-table Meeting on “Economic and financial guarantees for the agents involved”, which was also attended by Mr Carlos Vogeler, CEO of RCI España (currently High Commissioner of the World Tourism Organisation for the Americas) and by Mr José Carlos Sánchez, Notary Public holding office at the General Directorate of Registrars and Notaries.- The attached file contains the “Programme of the Congress”.

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1999-10-01

CONFERENCE ON THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF ACT 42/1998 ON ROTATIONAL ENJOYMENT, ESPECIALLY AIMED AT LAND REGISTRARS, NOTARIES AND LAWYERS. ATCA, as regional Chapter of O.T.E. for Andalucía, held a conference on 1st October 1999 on the practical application of the aforesaid Act, particularly as regards its notarisation and registration aspects. It was attended by numerous registrars, notaries and timeshare specialist lawyers. The attached file contains: attendance list, list of items for debate (moderated by FJ Lizarza) and LECTURE WRITTEN BY THE LAND REGISTRAR ON VOLUNTARY LEAVE AND NOTARY MR JOSÉ MANUEL HERNÁNDEZ ANTOLÍN.

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1999-05-11

 INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON TOURISM LAW HELD IN LA HABANA (CUBA) FROM 11th TO 16th MAY 1999.

Organised by the Judicial Association Francisco de Vitoria (Spain) with the support of the Cuban Government, this International Congress included FJ Lizarza’s participation in the section “Legal Structure of the Timeshare System as a Tourist Operation Formula”. See programme of the congress in the attached file. Only available in Spanish

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1999-01-21

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1999-01-21

THE NEW LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF TIMESHARE (CONFERENCE). The Timeshare Association of Andalucía (ATCA,  OTE-ANDALUCIA), chaired by F.J. Lizarza, organised a conference in Marbella with the aforesaid title after the enactment of Act 42/1998 of 15th December 1998 on Rotational Enjoyment of Immovable Property for Tourist Use. The attached file contains: 1.- Programme in English and Spanish of the Conference, in which FJ Lizarza acted as moderator.- 2.- Information in Spanish on guest speakers.- 3.- Information in English on guest speakers; and 3.- Press articles on the Conference.

See also in this repertoire is the full seminar by Mr José Manuel Hernández Antolín, Property Registrar on voluntary leave and Notary of Madrid, titled “The right of rotational enjoyment of immovable property: general characteristics and transitional law”.

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1997-11-09

II RCI TIMESHARE FORUM.- Madrid, November the 9th to 11th 1997.

Franscisco J Lizarza was invited as speaker about “Spain, new Legislative Framework”.  Please in the attached file the RCI invitation to F. Lizarza as speaker and the II RCI Forum Program in Spanish & English.

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1997-11-09

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION ON THE NEW LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK held on 19. 11.1997, which was moderated by FRANCISCO J. LIZARZA and attended by the following speakers: Mr Luis María Cabello de los Cobos (Director-General of Registries and Pubic Notaries), Mr Manuel Fernández González (Member of the Canary Islands’ Parliament), Mr Fernando Reinoso Barbero (Professor at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid), Ms María Bernarda Barrios Curbelo (Member of the Spanish Parliament), Mr Javier Sáez de Cosculluela (ex Minister and Member of the Spanish Parliament), Mr Ignasi Guardans Cambó (Member of the Spanish Parliament) and Mr Jesús Gómez (Member of the Spanish Parliament).- The attached file contains the programme of the round-table discussion and a brief professional biography of the participants

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1996-10-27

I RCI TIMESHARE FORUM. Seville from 27th to 29th October 1996

See attached the Program (English and Spanish), Speakers and Conclusions (only available in Spanish).

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1996-10-16

ESTABLISHMENT OF ANDALUCÍA’S TIMESHARE ASSOCIATION (ATCA). A member of A.N.E.T.C., this new entrepreneurial association for the region of Andalucía was formally established on 16th October 1996.- Francisco J . Lizarza was one of its promoters and a founder member. – The attached file contains: 1.- Preliminary meeting: Attendance list. 2.-Formal appointment of Management Committee. 3.- Inscription of ATCA’s Articles of Association; and 4.- English version of ATCA’s Articles of Association.

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1996-02-27

F. LIZARZA’S PARTICIPATION AS INTERLOCUTOR FOR THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR DETERMINATION, STUDY AND PROPOSED SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS POSED BY APPLICATION OF THE ECONOMIC LEGISLATION (MINISTRY OF ECONOMY  AND THE TREASURY).    

THIS FILE IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN SPANISH

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1995-05-05

Programme of the “MULTIOWNERSHIP CONFERENCE” sponsored by the Diputación de Alicante on 5th May 1995, in which F.J. Lizarza acted as Moderator of the round-table conference on “Consumer protection in timeshare purchase contracts. See the attached file only available in Spanish.

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1992-07-25

VISIT BY A GROUP OF LAWYERS OF THE DELEGATION IN MARBELLA OF MÁLAGA’S BAR ASSOCIATION TO SEVILLE’S UNIVERSAL EXPOSITION IN JULY OF 1992.- In the attached photograph, from left to right: Mr Nielson Sánchez Stewart (current President Emeritus of Málaga’s Bar Association), Francisco Javier Lizarza and his sister Carmen Lizarza, Mrs María Francisca Caracuel (current Vice-President the Diputación de Málaga), Mrs Manoli Carcuel and Mr Arturo Reque Cereijo; and, bottom row: Mr Francisco Ruiz Lózano and Mr Antonio Vallejo.

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1980-03-06

FRANCISCO JAVIER LIZARZA REYES’ OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AS A LAWYER AT THE PROVINCIAL COURT OF MÁLAGA ON 6 MARCH 1980.- Francisco Lizarza with the Magistrates of the Court, the President of the Bar Association Mr Guerrero Strachan (first from right) and Mr Antonio Navarro Gallego, Judge on voluntary leave and Lawyer who acted as Sponsor of the new Bar Member (third from right).

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