Sonia Velasco

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Practice Areas

Partner. She mainly advises international clients on their investments and transactions in Spain, and private clients on their asset and succession planning. She also advises on structuring private equity and venture capital firms regarding their investments in Spain. Three years’ work experience in the United States provided her with an in-depth knowledge of US legal structures such as trusts, which do not have a precise counterpart in Spanish law.


Secretary of the boards of directors of various international companies. She lectures on taxation at ESADE Law and Business School and frequently speaks at the IBA and other international forums. Ms. Velasco is also a member of the Barcelona Bar Association and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Professional Memberships

She is an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the International Bar Association (IBA), where she chaired the Tax Committee from 2013 to 2015.


She regularly publishes articles in specialized journals and has contributed to different books.


Bachelor of Laws. Master in Business Law. Master in Tax Consultancy and Management (ESADE).