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Tax: The Big Four
Ernst & Young Abogados
Landwell, Abogados y Asesores Fiscales
Deloitte acts for around 80% of the Ibex 35, and has been actively involved in the restructuring of the Spanish financial sector. The 27-partner practice has some 300 tax specialists, and its client base is made up of Spanish businesses with an international presence, and international companies with Spanish subsidiaries. Many of its lawyers specialise in international tax. Key partners include Ignacio García Alonso, Pablo Sanz and Adolfo Gutierrez de Gandarilla.
Ernst & Young Abogados acts for international companies with businesses in Spain, as well as wealthy individuals and families. Services include tax planning and litigation. Adolfo Zunzunegui and Federico Linares are recommended.
KPMG Abogados has ‘great technical skills’ and ‘involvement with the client’, and its ‘overall service is highly commendable’. Natalia Pastor is recommended for indirect tax advice, and is ‘very technical, committed, active in proposals’, and ‘great at managing her team’. Juan José Blanco is highly recommended for customs work. The department has over 500 tax advisers and acts for clients including Banco Santander and Telefónica.
Landwell, Abogados y Asesores Fiscales has ‘a high level of business knowledge’ and gives ‘prompt responses and appropriate advice’. Pilar Salinas and her team are ‘remarkable practitioners’. Expertise within the firm includes corporate restructuring and tax planning for domestic and international companies. It also advises banks and insurers including La Caixa and BBVA.