My name is José Carmelo LLopis Benlloch, Notary in Ayora. I was born in Valencia, on the 24th of march, 1978. In addition to Spanish, I speak Valencian and English. I studied at La Salle School in Paterna, what back then was EGB, BUP and COU.
I entered the University of Valencia in 1996 because I wanted to study Law. Among all subjects, the ones that captivated me the most were the private ones, both civil and commercial, which are the ones that regulate the relationships between persons, and that are specially useful in the most legally important moments of their lives.
After I graduated in 2001, I started to prepare the public tests to become a Notary because I wanted to be present precisely in those moments and fundamental decisions. I studied the public tests in Alicante and I passed them in 2008. Since then, I’ve been the holder of the notaries in La Unión (Murcia) and Ayora (Valencia).
Continuing with the idea of helping people to solve their problems, I decided to make my activity compatible with the practise of mediation within the Solutio Litis Foundation of the Notary College of Valencia. While the notarial function lets advise and set up people’s legal relationships to avoid conflicts, mediation assists people that already have a problem, and helps them in a quick, cheap and favourable resolution.
Currently, on a local level, I am a member of the INV@ (Instituto de Informática Notarial de Valencia) on the Notarial College of Valencia since 2017. On a national level, I am also member of many Working Groups on the National Chamber of Notaries and ANCERT (Agencia Notarial de Certificación), most of them associated to new technologies but also to Jurisprudence Section. On an european level, I am the Spanish Delegate on the New Technologies Working Group at the Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) since 2015.
Also in relation to new technologies, I have been coordinator and speaker on the “Digital identity” and “Dynamic notarial documents” at NotarTIC Congress (Seville, 2016), professor on the “New Technologies” theme on the Fifth World Notarial University organized by the International Union of Notaries (UINL) (Rome, 2016), spanish Speaker on the "Electronic notarial acts and paperless processes” theme at the XXVIII International Congress organized by the International Union of Notaries (UINL) (Paris, 2016) and member of the Scientific Committee and speaker on the theme “Consumer protection in the digital environment” of the 4th Congress of the Notaries of Europe (Santiago de Compostela, 2017).
Among others, I also was speaker at the Annual Conference on European Company Law and Corporate Governance 2017, organized by the Academy of European Law (ERA) on “Digital tools and processes in EU company law from the point of view of the notary”, Trier, 2017.
I am also the owner of the web and the blog http://www.notariallopis.es and of professional social networks like the twitter account @josecarmelollb. Also, I collaborate with many legal and notarial blogs and publishers, for example being co-author of the following ebooks on 2016: “Electronic Evidences” (ISBN 978-84-617-4743-6) and “Digital Will" (ISBN 978-84-617-4521-0).
Let me remind you, at last, that notarial advise is free, and that all the questions you may have are important, so don’t hesitate to contact your Notary.