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Juan Garicano


Juan Garicano

Juan Garicano focuses his practice on tax planning for cross-border transactions, advising global and Spanish companies on their inbound and outbound operations. He has extensive experience structuring investments in Latin America. Juan also has a long track record assisting private clients in their wealth tax planning, with particular emphasis in tax litigation matters before the Spanish tax Administration and the Spanish Courts.

Juan is a lecturer in European 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.

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.

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.

Advised joint venture between Russian state-owned telecom operator Rostelecom and state-owned media conglomerate VGTRK on structuring and entering Pay TV market in Brazil and Mexico.

Representing Novomatic, leading global gaming company, in criminal proceedings against copyright violators, advising on copyright protection strategy and termination of copyright infringements on the Internet.

Education and admissions


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


  • Barcelona Bar Association
  • Georgetown Club of Spain
  • ESADE Alumni

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Barcelona


Best Lawyers 2015: Tax Law


Best Lawyers 2016: Tax Law

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