Urban Legal Advice

Specialists in Urban Planning and Public Law
Promoters and Individuals

Feasibility Studies

Having a Legal Advice specialized in Urbanism and Public Law for investment operations, real estate development, construction, purchase of land and operations on all types of real estate, is more than ever a necessity of first order in Marbella. The city in particular and the Costa del Sol in general have suffered from multiple controversies and setbacks in urban matters, affecting the planning and the execution phase.

The diligence required of investors, promoters, buyers and all interested parties requires prior advice and assistance provided by a specialist who knows in detail the extent and complexity of the Andalusian and state regulations, as well as the particularities of the area.

We advise you whether you are a promoter or professionally engaged in these activities, whether you are an individual or have an occasional need. We carry out feasibility studies according to the urban situation of your property or the object of the investment, proposing strategic options and possible measures of action.

We offer you the opportunity to have the best Legal Advice in matters of Urban Planning and Public Law in the area of ​​the Costa del Sol and, particularly, in the city of Marbella, under the coordination and supervision of the lawyer Don Rafael Duarte Martínez. The extensive knowledge and experience that this professional assesses, in collaboration with expert professionals with legal training or technical disciplines, is the best guarantee for the adequate decision making and the defense of their interests.

Send us the following form to schedule an appointment or send an email directly to urbanismolegal@marbellapropiedades.com


RAFAEL DUARTE has a Law Degree from the University of Málaga (1983/1988), a Master’s Degree in Business Law and Economics (1989/1990) and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning (1992/1993), both from the Escuela Libre de Derecho y Economía (Dir. Dr. Eduardo García de Enterría).

He has been a collaborating lawyer (1990/1999) in the Law Office of Dr. Santiago Muñoz Machado, with specialization in resolution of queries and issuance of opinions in Public Law (Administrative and Constitutional), with specific training and experience in Urban Planning. It has an open office in Marbella (Málaga) since 1999, with extensive experience in planning and urban management procedures, in the advice of various municipalities and as a consultant to the Junta de Andalucía.

He has participated in the drafting of the General Plans of Madrid, Jaén, Antequera, Marbella, Casares, Istán and Alozaina, among others. He has been part of the management team of the Subregional Plan for Territorial Planning of the Western Costa del Sol (2005/2006) and has been a member of the Drafting Committee of the Subregional Plan for Territorial Planning of the Agglomeration of Málaga (2007/2008 ). He has been a member of the Management Committee of the City of Marbella, responsible for the area of ​​urban planning, from the intervention and dissolution of said Corporation (2006/2007).

He accredits teaching experience in different universities, as associate professor in the area of ​​Administrative Law (Complutense of Alcalá de Henares, Complutense of Madrid and Valencia), participates in the Master of Land Planning and Urban Planning of the University of Malaga, as well as in the Expert Course on Territorial Planning and Urban Planning organized by the UNIA in collaboration with the Malaga Bar Association; He is also Professor at the CEMCI of Granada. In addition to carrying out different conferences throughout the national territory and collaborating in specialized publications such as Civitas.