What the team is known for
Advises real estate investors and investment banks on the creation of tax-efficient structures for their acquisitions of Spanish assets or loan portfolios. Has a strong litigation practice that handles tax audits, administrative appeals and subsequent high court litigation on behalf of foreign and Spanish corporates. Has acted on standout cases that challenge the tax treatment of gaming sector companies operating in Spain. Assists with the design of transfer pricing policies, the negotiation of supporting advance pricing agreements and the defence of companies in related tax audits. Also handles standalone advisory mandates relating to the insurance of tax risks in M&A transactions.
One client highlights the department's "good knowledge of the tax rules for corporate investing abroad and large network of offices and knowledge across countries."
Another client describes the department as "flexible, highly experienced, creative, high-performing and with a high capacity to propose alternative solutions."
Advised Iridium on its sale of a 74% stake in six Spanish shadow toll concessions to Hermes Infrastructure.
has broad-ranging experience and advises clients on diverse matters such as structuring of M&A deals and relocations, tax risks for insurers, and VAT and CIT audits. He is further noted for his depth of expertise in transfer pricing.
Javier Hernández Galante
rises in the rankings, with clients characterising him as "very technically knowledgeable, commercially minded and extremely responsive to client requests."
Another client describes him as "flexible, creative, highly experienced and fully available during all the steps of the transaction."
He regularly assists clients on a mix of transactional and contentious matters, ranging from structuring M&A and joint venture deals to audits and VAT reassessments.