“I switched lawyers to Juan Mateu a year ago and wish I had switched to him 20 years ago. Great to work with, responsive, professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting a first class lawyer in Mallorca.”

Property and conveyancing law and practice and taxation in Majorca are very different from UK and many other jurisdictions.  It is important to have good advice and sympathetic support. Ripoll & Mateu managed our transaction pro-actively and very effectively, reacted to our issues responsively and guided us through the process. They were also a pleasure to deal with.


“We found Juan to be a real asset in the process of our Mallorcan house purchase. He was always available, happy to explain everything in a straightforward manner, seek solutions that were clear and deliverable and was willing to listen to our concerns and act in our best interests. He made the process much less stressful than it otherwise might have been”

As a solicitor involved in many complex transactions, it was a pleasure to work with Juan. He explained things clearly and set out the process and costs which turned out ti be exactly as he said. We have done three transactions together now and I can recommend Juan to anyone looking for legal advice on property or planning matters.


I am an English barrister who bought a house in Mallorca. The property/conveyancing system here is very complex. I was unimpressed with my first lawyer and was about to drop the purchase when Juan was recommended to me. He took over completely. He has a vast knowledge of Mallorcan property law and brought some important issues to light before I concluded the deal. He has been a friend to me ever since.


“I have worked with Juan for over 20 years in my role as Finance Director, and Group Director in a UK plc. Juan has provided legal services and advice in relation to Spanish and Majorcan property Law, and he has assisted in both the successful purchase and sale of my client’s, high value, Spanish investment properties. He has also acted as company power of attorney for legal property matters in Spain. Juan’s English is very good, he is very commercially minded and a pleasure to do business with. I would have no hesitation in recommending using Juan to guide overseas clients and businesses through the complex Spanish property and property taxation regimes.”

“My wife and I purchased a property in Mallorca a friend recommended Ripoll and Mateu Solicitors for the purchase. We were pleased with the professional service they provided; the explanation of the system was easily understood as the English of the partners is extremely good. We felt safe in their hands when consulting with the notary’s .So we would have no hesitation in recommending the firm for any conveyancing, planning and property related advice.”


“We engaged RM to oversee a property acquisition in Mallorca; Juan and his colleagues acted with great efficiency in overseeing this process, including invaluable help steering us through the complexities of the local process plus providing very useful additional contacts in the banking and tax advisory areas. Overall we were very happy with the level of service we received in successfully completing this transaction”

Our company hired Juan for a property transaction, being acutely aware that the Spanish system can move very slowly unless you demonstrate a sense of urgency. Juan showed strong ownership of the process, as well as involving and checking on other service providers. The transaction was executed to a tight deadline and with no cost overruns. I strongly recommend him for any work related to property on the island.