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5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Uría Menéndez

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.

Chambers Review

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What the team is known for

Uría Menéndez consistently wins roles on the structuring of Spain's largest M&A or finance transactions. The law firm acts for issuers and underwriters on specific issues relating to the taxation of capital markets instruments. The team attracts particular attention for their 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. It handles requests for advance tax rulings from the Spanish authorities to clarify the direct and indirect tax consequences of corporate transactions. Uría Menéndez has experience in the negotiation of advance pricing agreements in support of commercial agreements between manufacturers and their distributors. The lawyers handle wealth management mandates on behalf of private individuals and family offices, having additional expertise in customs and excise matters.

Notable Practitioners

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Víctor Viana
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Víctor Viana
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According to an enthusiastic source, Víctor Viana "has an excellent skill level with the personal touch that creates trust and confidence." He is a leading figure in the market, with strong expertise in the tax-efficient structuring of asset transactions, particularly those involving NPL and real estate portfolios. Clients appreciate that "he is proactive and always renders a high quality of service."

Jesús López Tello
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Jesús López Tello
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Band 2

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

Rafael García Llaneza
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Rafael García Llaneza
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Band 3

Rafael García Llaneza is based in Madrid and has an extensive experience in a broad range of tax topics. He advises clients non-contentious issues arising from M&A and capital markets transactions.

Guillermo Canalejo
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Guillermo Canalejo
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Band 5

Guillermo Canalejo advises on a wide array of topics, including the tax-efficient structuring on various investments as well as M&A deals. His client list includes multinational as well as domestic corporates.

David López-Pombo
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David López-Pombo
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Band 5

David López-Pombo is added to the rankings following strong market support for his tax practice. He advises clients on the tax implications involved in domestic and international transactions. Clients state: "He is very technically sound, proactive and prudent in his advice, offering creative, feasible and low tax risk solutions to complex problems."

Ranked Lawyers at
Uría Menéndez

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Víctor Viana
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Víctor Viana
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Band 1
Jesús López Tello
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Jesús López Tello
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Band 2
Rafael García Llaneza
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Rafael García Llaneza
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Band 3
David López-Pombo
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David López-Pombo
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Band 5
Guillermo Canalejo
5
Guillermo Canalejo
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Band 5

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