Hogan Lovells Expands Global Tax Practice with Fifth Partner Hire This Year

LONDON, 6 November 2013 - Hogan Lovells has recruited prominent  Spanish tax partner Javier Gazulla Ascoz into its Madrid tax team. Javier joined the firm on 1 November.

Javier joins Hogan Lovells from KPMG Legal (Madrid), where he was appointed partner in 2011 and currently leads the M&A tax department. Prior to this he has been at both Garrigues and Freshfields. His appointment follows the recruitment earlier this year of Fabrizio Lolliri, Cameron Cosby, Gerard Neiens and Rupert Shiers into Hogan Lovells' global tax practice.

Javier specialises in the field of corporate taxation and advises high profile Spanish and international clients such as Telefónica, Shell, Mitsui and Macquarie Infrastructure on complex transactions.

Javier will advise on the tax planning of M&A, private equity, debt restructuring and real estate transactions and his arrival will complement Hogan Lovells' existing expertise in these areas in Madrid.

Commenting on Javier's arrival, Fulvia Astolfi, global Co-Head of Hogan Lovells' tax practice, said:

"Hogan Lovells has a first class global tax practice which prides itself on recognising and responding to market demand. This has increased for transactional tax support over the last year and will continue to do so as the result of the improvement of economic conditions not only in Spain but also internationally. Hiring Javier, and also Fabrizio Lolliri and Rupert Shiers (London) and Gerard Neiens (Luxembourg) earlier this year, reflects our continuing commitment to grow and strengthen our tax practice across Europe."

Javier said:

"Hogan Lovells has a highly regarded global tax practice with access to high end transactional work and clients, as well as the legal support of a full service global law firm. I look forward to returning to a legal practice environment at an exciting economic time for Spain and to furthering the growth and reputation of the practice globally".

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