Víctor Barrio | Madrid | Hogan Lovells

Víctor Barrio

Senior Associate Corporate & Finance


Spanish, English


Víctor Barrio
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Víctor is a Senior Associate in the Tax practice of Hogan Lovells' Madrid office. He is specialized in tax procedures, including advice on inspections, economic-administrative and contentious-administrative procedures, and collection matters (suspensions, deferrals/fragmentations, and enforced collection procedures).

Víctor also has extensive knowledge of the aerospace sector, being part of the Asociación Española de Derecho Aeronáutico and of the European Center for Space Law of the European Space Agency. He collaborates as a professor in ICADE's Postgraduate Course “Specialist in Aeronautical and Aerospace Law”.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Víctor worked at two of the main Spanish law firms and at one of the largest professional services networks in the world in their Madrid local offices.

Representative experience

Advising GlaxoSmithKline, General Electric, HP, Accenture, among others, in relation to the defense of their interests before the National High Court and the Supreme Court against actions by the Tax Administration originating in financial leverage operations.
Advising Norges Bank, Investment Funds non-residents in the EU, Foundations and Pension Funds in relation to appeals before the National High Court and the Supreme Court for the return of withholdings taxes on dividends obtained from their investments in Spain, contributing to the development of jurisprudence with some of the first rulings on the matter.
Advising in relation to collection matters to several companies in the construction sector, obtaining a suspension without guarantee of sanctions for an amount greater than 40,000,000 euros, and maintaining the precautionary suspension of settlements for an amount greater than 60,000,000 euros for more than 6 years.
Advising Telefónica on an appeal before the Supreme Court in relation to the deductibility of input VAT on real estate or financial transactions which do not constitute regular business or professional activity of the taxpayer.


  • Executive Course on Space Law and Regulations, European Space Agency, 2019
  • Master's Degree in Taxation, Centro de Estudios Garrigues, 2006
  • Law Degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2004