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Deloitte Legal’s strength lies in its industry-led approach; the firm has expertise in the tourism sector and recently assisted private equity firm Cinven and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board with the $1.3bn purchase of a hotel business. Managing partner Brian Leonard is advising Telefónica on tax compliance matters.

At EY Abogados, managing partner Federico Linares heads the practice and ‘effective communicator’ Ramón Palacín leads the well-respected international tax and transfer pricing department. The firm works with large Spanish and foreign multinationals across a wide range of sectors and has expertise in tax controversy matters. Highlights included assisting leading asset managers with the €1.8bn sale of a joint 75% stake in mutual funds distributor Allfunds Bank to investment firms GIC and Hellman & Friedman. José Antonio Garcia Banuelos was a new arrival from the National Office of International Taxation.

KPMG Abogados has experts in national and international tax matters. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams assist with tax planning strategies across a range of sectors. María José Aguiló is the name to note. Vicente Durán joined EY Abogados.

PricewaterhouseCoopers assists with matters such as corporation tax, transfer pricing and due diligence. The firm is experienced in leading advice on the design and strategy of tax policies and has specialist knowledge of various areas, including the financial services and healthcare sectors. Miguel Blasco and Alberto Monreal are the key names.

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