Juan Garicano

Juan Garicano


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +34 91 349 82 78

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesEnglish, German, Spanish

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

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.

Awards and recognitions


Recommended for Tax
Legal 500 EMEA


Up and Coming for Tax
Chambers Europe


Iberian Lawyer Forty under 40

Education and admissions


LL.M. in International Tax, Georgetown University, 2004

Master in Tax Law, ESADE Business School, 2004

Law Degree, University of Zaragoza, 2003


Barcelona Bar Association

Georgetown Club of Spain

ESADE Alumni

Asociación Española de Derecho Financiero (AEDF)

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Advising EnfraGen in a debt refinancing for a total of US$1.8 billion.

Advising the Central America Bottling Corporation (CBC) on a US$200 million issuance.

Advising the Latin American food and coffee conglomerate, BIA Foods Group, in the financing and acquisition of 51% in equity of the leading Ecuadorian coffee producer Solubles Instantaneos C.A.

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.

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