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Uría Menéndez

Tax

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What the team is known for

Consistently wins roles on the structuring of Spain's largest M&A or finance transactions. Acts for issuers and underwriters on specific issues relating to the taxation of capital markets instruments. Attracts particular attention for handling of transactions with a strong real estate component, often assisting either buy-side real estate investors or sell-side banks with the tax structuring of NPL, real estate-owned or loan servicing platform transactions. Handles requests for advance tax rulings from the Spanish authorities to clarify the direct and indirect tax consequences of corporate transactions. Has experience in the negotiation of advance pricing agreements in support of commercial agreements between manufacturers and their distributors. Handles wealth management mandates on behalf of private individuals and family offices. Has additional expertise in customs and excise matters.

Strengths

One client appreciates how "Uría has a large office with excellent professionals who provide a very complete service."

Another client enthuses: "In a single team, the firm has competence, commitment, availability and resolution capacity. In combination with their desire to serve and ability to put themselves in the client's shoes, they provide absolute certainty of correct action."

Work highlights

Advised Santander on its sale of a portfolio of unpaid mortgage loans, with a global outstanding balance of approximately EUR1.672 billion, to the CPP Investment Board.

Notable practitioners

Guillermo Canalejo is noted by market sources for his technical proficiency, with one interviewee identifying him as "a specialist in international tax." He advises multinational corporates and investment houses on the tax-efficient structuring on various investments as well as M&A deals.

Jesús López Tello is noted in the market for his deft handling of tax matters in the financial sector. He is regularly instructed on tax issues involved in capital market, banking and insurance transactions. He is further experienced in advising on tax audits conducted by the Spanish tax authority.

Head of department Rafael García Llaneza is a highly respected figure with extensive experience in non-contentious tax issues arising from M&A and capital markets transactions. He recently assisted clients active in the media and real estate sectors.

Víctor Viana is a leading figure in the market, with strong expertise in the tax-efficient structuring of asset transactions, particularly NPL and real estate portfolios. One client identifies him as "a very strong and robust tax expert." Another client says: "Víctor is the brain and soul of the team; available, always resolutive, informed and with excellent judgement."

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Overview

Our market-leading team is built around a wealth of experience, a profound understanding of the regulations and their interpretation, and highly specialised professionals.

We are equipped to handle the most complex aspects of tax law, with many of our lawyers dual qualified in law and business administration. Our clients also benefit from the insights provided by two ex-tax inspectors and a PhD in Law.

We provide multidisciplinary advice to large corporations, financial entities, private equity and investment funds, majority shareholders of large companies and family groups.

Our international dimension enables us to advise any client with an international presence on Spanish, Portuguese or EU law, with a special focus on the Latin American market where we provide local advice through PPU’s offices in Chile, Colombia and Peru.

We handle:

- Tax aspects of financing, real estate and M&A transactions.
- Tax proceedings.
- Transfer pricing and agreements with the tax authorities.
- Taxation of family businesses and high-net-worth individuals.

Tax

Uría Menéndez

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Location

c/Príncipe de Vergara, 187

Plaza de Rodrigo Uria

Madrid

Madrid

Spain

28002

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Spain

Tax


Guillermo Canalejo
Band 4
Jesús López Tello
Band 2
Rafael García Llaneza
Band 3
Víctor Viana
Band 1