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Javier Gazulla

Partner
Madrid

Javier Gazulla

Javier is recognized by being 'able to have a 360 degree perspective in a transaction; he is not just focused on one angle but is mindful of tax issues in other areas of the company', (Chambers Global 2015 he is a team player and is used to working together in domestic and cross-border transactions with colleagues in other practice groups and other offices of Hogan Lovells. Javier joined from a big four accounting firm where he was responsible for the M&A tax team in Spain, and previously worked for several years in an international law firm and in a major Spanish law firm, so he has a combined legal and accounting panoramic view when approaching tax issues.

Javier is a tax partner in the Madrid office. He focuses on the tax structuring of M&A transactions, joint ventures, group reorganizations and debt restructurings, and has broad experience in advising on the tax aspects of foreign investments in Spain and of Spanish investments abroad. In his tax advice Javier provides customized and practical solutions, trying to understand the client objectives and also taking into account the legal, commercial and accounting implications involved in a transaction.

'He is able to have a 360 degree perspective in a transaction; he is not just focused on one angle but is mindful of tax issues in other areas of the company'

Chambers Global 2015

Representative Experience

Advising Grupo Sura in the tax structuring of its acquisition of RSA Latam's operations.

Advising Abengoa in the tax aspects of its project to centralize its IP and R&D activities in its Abengoa Research division.

Advising Fluor Corporation in the tax aspects of its joint venture with Sacyr Industrial to provide engineering services and EPC project management.

Advising Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas on tax implications in Spain, Mexico, and Peru of its JV with Grupo Carso to invest in infrastructure assets.

Advising Euler Hermes in the tax aspects of its joint venture with Mapfre to form 'Solunion', and on the subsequent group reorganization.

Advising HIG Capital in the tax structuring aspects of its acquisition and financing of Café y Té Group.

Advising M&G Real Property on tax structuring and legal documentation for real property asset purchase of Rios Rosas 26 in Madrid and lease to WPP.

Advising Lar SOCIMI in the tax structuring of its acquisition of Mega park Barakaldo commercial centre, the main investment so far made by Lar SOCIMI.

Latest thinking and events

Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

Spain: The new El Dorado for international funds?

26 March 2014
London, England

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