DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Herbert Smith Freehills

Tax

2 ranked lawyersBand 5SpainEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Focuses on the tax structuring of corporate or finance transactions. Assists asset managers with the acquisition of NPL or REO portfolios. Acts for lenders on the structuring of acquisition finance facilities and with requests for supporting tax rulings. Has experience on the buy and sell side of private equity investments into Spanish corporates, with experience in the refinancing of underlying debts and the negotiation of new management incentive plans.

Strengths

One client highlights the "quality of advice and the level of involvement from senior team members" demonstrated by the department.

Work highlights

Advised Telefónica on proceedings against regional tax authorities regarding refunds on property transfer tax.

Notable practitioners

Marta Esteban heads the department and frequently advises clients on the tax aspects of a range of M&A transactions. She has further experience representing clients in refund litigation. A client describes her as "quick and very knowledgeable." Another source notes that she is "very good technically and easy to work with."

Nicolás Martín is recognised for his combined expertise in advising on both the corporate and tax elements of M&A deals. He is experienced in assisting private equity funds and assets managers with acquisitions and investments.

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Spain

Tax


Marta Esteban
Band 5
Nicolás Martín
Band 4