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Juan Garicano

Counsel
Madrid

Juan Garicano
Languages
English, German, Spanish
Practice Group
Corporate

Juan is an experienced international tax lawyer who helps Spanish and multinational clients develop sophisticated tax strategies for international operations and transactions, being able to understand client objectives and taking into account the legal, commercial and accounting implications involved in each project. 

Juan focuses his practice on tax planning for cross-border transactions, assisting global and Spanish groups on their inbound and outbound operations, having structured transactions worth more than €55 billion along his career. In particular, he is an expert structuring investments in Latin America, having acted for European, US, Asian and Multilatino groups in most of the region, such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panamá, Peru or Uruguay allowing Juan to accumulate a wide knowledge of their accounting and tax systems. 

Juan also has a long track record assisting private clients in their M&A, corporate reorganizations, wealth tax planning and acting on their behalf before the Spanish tax Administration and the Spanish Courts. Juan is a lecturer in International Taxation at the Master's Degree in International and European Business Law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas and regularly participates in round tables and seminars (FIDE, ESADE and Georgetown Club of Spain). Juan speaks Spanish, English and has a working knowledge of German.

Practices

Representative experience

Advising major U.S. oil group on restructuring international holding structure, involving Spanish, U.S., and Luxembourg entities with aggregate value of €47bn.

Playa Hotels & Resort in its corporate tax restructuring and later divestment of a hotel portfolio in Mexico and Dominican Republic worth $700 million.

CBC group in the tax structuring and planning advice for the acquisition of the major water bottling company in Ecuador worth more than $290 million.

Advising Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana in acquisition of pension and insurance business of ING Group in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay; aggregate value €2.6bn.

Advising Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana in the tax structuring of its acquisition of Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Group Latam's operations worth £403m.

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

Advising Grupo Boluda on its international tax structure.

Advising a major Spanish Family Office on its domestic and cross-border investments.

Representing a major UK listed company before the Spanish tax Administration and the Spanish Court in a tax litigation procedure.

Education and admissions

Education

  • LL.M. in International Tax, Georgetown University, 2004
  • Master in Tax Law, ESADE Business School, 2004
  • Degree in Law, University of Zaragoza, 2003

Memberships

  • Barcelona Bar Association
  • Georgetown Club of Spain
  • ESADE Alumni
  • Asociación Española de Derecho Financiero (AEDF)

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Barcelona

2017

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2016

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2015

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