PwC Tax and Legal Services

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Vast team that leverages an extensive network across Spain and globally to attract complex international taxation and transfer pricing mandates. Has proven expertise acting on behalf of clients in the banking, real estate, insurance, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications sectors. Assists leading multinationals with tax audits and with the design of tax-efficient corporate structures. Highly regarded indirect tax practice represents major clients in tax inspections and in Supreme Court litigation challenging the interpretation of Spanish VAT laws.

Strengths Clients emphasise the firm's dedication as a key strength, saying: "The lawyers' level of effort is very high, their commitment is exceptional and they deliver a very high-quality work product."

"Communication with the lawyers is very easy," says one client, going on to explain: "If I can't get hold of one person I can always get another. Each of the lawyers is equally involved."

Work highlights Advised EllaLink on the tax structuring of its project to build a submarine cable linking Europe to Latin America.

Notable practitioners

Alberto Monreal leads PwC's indirect tax and dispute resolution teams. His considerable experience of indirect tax is reinforced by his previous roles in government and within the Spanish tax authority. Clients describe him as "prudent and sensible."

Javier González Carcedo heads PwC's transfer pricing group. He has proven capabilities in the negotiation of advance pricing agreements. He is also well recognised in the market for his defence of companies in tax audits.

Miguel Blasco has a prominent practice in tax matters regarding the finance sector, having represented a number of leading international banks. He has strong expertise in advising both domestic and international clients on restructuring or standalone advisory matters. Clients praise him for his technical knowledge, efficiency and accessibility.