Maria Cortizas > Dentons > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

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28046 Madrid

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María Cortizas is a partner in the Tax department of Dentons’ Madrid office. Before joining Dentons, she was a tax consultant at Linklaters for 12 years, and prior to that, she was a senior manager in the Transactions department at KPMG Abogados.

María has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on the tax structuring of M&A deals, capital markets transactions, structure finance and debt restructuring. She advises on the tax structuring and planning aspects of major transactions, including corporate reorganizations, cross-border tax planning, IPOs, and acquisitions by private equity houses, infrastructure funds and real estate funds. She also represents clients in tax disputes and appeals before Spanish courts, including the Supreme Court.

María has also been a teacher on the Master’s Degree in the Tax Legal Profession course at the Universidad Autónoma, Universidad Carlos III and teacher on tax at the Universidad de Villanueva.


• Partner, Dentons (2019 – Present).
• Consultant, Linklaters (2007 – 2018).
• Senior Manager, KPMG Abogados (1995 – 2006).


English, Spanish


Member of the Madrid Bar Association


January 2009 – July 2009. Programme for Management Development at the IESE (University of Navarra).
1989 – 1995. Business Degree, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE).
1989 – 1994. Law Degree, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE).