THE TEAM AT ALTALEX

Meeting the standards of excellence that must be required from our profession.

CARLOS GABARRÓ

Partner

In 1994 Carlos Gabarró began his professional career as a tax advisor and, in 1998, he joined the international tax and private client practices at Garrigues & Andersen. In 2000 Carlos joined Ernst & Young (EY) where he held several leading positions, moving to New York in 2005 to lead the EY Spanish desk in the US. After returning from the States in 2008, Carlos was appointed EY’s Mediterranean Market Leader (Spain, Italy and Portugal) for its international tax practice. Carlos left EY in 2012 to become the co-managing partner of ALTALEX.

Carlos advises HNWIs (including their family offices, financial advisors and trustees) as well as medium-sized groups and major multinationals on domestic and cross-border tax matters, in Mergers & Acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, holding and financing structures, intangibles assets management and tax-efficient value chain restructurings. He has worked in collaboration with both local and foreign groups and top-tier multinationals such as Abertis, Almirall, Altran, Avon, BASF, BMW, Bunge, CRH, DirecTV, Host Hotels & Resorts, Hugo Boss, Feld Entertainment, International Paper, Lear Corporation, Lidl, Royal Caribbean, Sinopec or Walt Disney, some of which remain as ongoing clients.

Carlos divides his working time between his professional and academic duties and as such, he is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences in different countries, a lecturer and professor of international tax in universities and private institutions as well as author of several Spanish and foreign publications.

With a Degree in Business Administration and an MBA from the European University of Brussels (1994), a Masters in Taxation/Tax Consultancy from the Centro de Estudios Financieros in Barcelona (1997).

EDUARDO CASTAÑO

Partner

Eduardo began his professional career in 1996 as a collaborator in the tax and corporate law consultancy teams in what was then the well-known Barcelona-based firm of M. Pavón & Asociados and he took over as firm manager in 2002.

Eduardo is a renowned expert in tax and commercial law advice for Spanish groups and foreign groups present in Spain. Eduardo is a member of the governing bodies of companies from a diverse cross-section of economic sectors. He has advised foreign groups during the processes of establishing themselves in Spain as well as Spanish groups abroad (especially in Asia and Latin America). He has worked in collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Justice and the Family Business Institute during the legislative process of publishing the Family Protocol and in adaptations of legislation concerning the Spanish Stock Company (S.A.) and Limited Liability Company (S.L.).

In addition, Eduardo is a regular contributor in questions concerning legal and tax issues to the Private Foundation + Empresa for the promotion of privately-held groups and with the Barcelona Activa Department of Economic Promotion (Barcelona City Hall) for attracting foreign investment to the city of Barcelona. Moreover, he regularly appears as a speaker for a range of different bodies and academic institutions.

Degree in Law (1993) and Masters in Tax Advice (1997) from the University of Barcelona. Member of the Barcelona Bar Association.

ASSOCIATES

MANEL MAS

Manel is the head of our tax practice. He has more than 20 years collaborating at top notch tax & legal advisory firms in Spain. Manel has been ranked during various years of his professional career by Chambers & Partners, the well-known directory of leading firms and advisors around many countries. He advises on direct and indirect taxation to corporate groups and HNWIs, in M&A transactions and group reorganizations. Holds two degrees in Business Administration from the University of Barcelona and got his Master in Tax from ESADE.

JAVIER CAMPO

After holding several positions in the Tax Administration and since 1997 in a Barcelona-based firm, Javier joined ALTALEX where he advises corporate clients on domestic and international taxation issues, both Spanish companies abroad as well as foreign groups in Spain, from a variety of different sectors (including chemical, audio-visual, textile, hotel, automobile, real estate, energy, entertainment, new technologies) in addition to assist HNWI in tax matters. Javier is an Associate in the Firm’s tax practice.
Javier holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies from the University of Barcelona, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from the Catalonian Open University and a Master’s in Tax Consultancy from the University of Barcelona.

MIREN MARTÍ

Miren holds a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Tax Law (with a scholarship granted by Cuatrecasas) from University of Navarra. While at law school, she has represented her University in an International Moot Court Competition held in India. She is called to the Spanish Bar and is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association. She previously worked with a couple of law firms specialized in tax law in Barcelona. She has lived during a few years in Singapore and has exposure to the Asian market and culture. An associate dealing with tax practice area in the firm, advises clients in national tax law, international tax, sportsmen taxation and transfer pricing matters.

JAUME SUBIRATS

Jaume holds a Degree in Law from the Rovira i Virgili University and a Master in Law (LLM) from the Barcelona University. He also holds a Master in Taxation from UDIMA. Prior to joining ALTALEX he collaborated in a very well-known firm in Barcelona. He is an Associate in the tax practice assisting our local and international clients.

ANA PERAL

Ana Peral leads our legal practice. She is a corporate lawyer with a solid background in contractual matters, commerce and distribution, M&A, shareholders agreements, financing structuring and in general interest foundations and associations. Secretary of the Board of relevant real estate and tech-based groups. Ana is a graduate in Law by the Barcelona University and holds a Master from ESADE. Prior to joining ALTALEX, she collaborated with three well-known Barcelona law firms.

MIREIA CUNILL

Associate in the Corporate Law practice. Mireia holds a Degree in Law by ESADE, where she also studied a double Master on International Business Law and Legal Practice. She also holds a Master Degree in Family and Inheritance Law from the Barcelona Bar Association. She collaborated in two other law firms from Barcelona in the corporate and dispute resolution areas. She also collaborates on succession planning matters for HNWIs.

JOSÉ MARTÍNEZ

After holding positions in the Human Resources Department of the Spanish affiliate (with over 1,200 employees on the payroll) of a well-known US refreshment beverage company, José joined ALTALEX where he holds the position of associate specializing in different areas of labour administration, including consultancy for Spanish executives who are working abroad (expatriates) and foreign nationals living in Spain (impatriates), as well as for executive management members and ownership of privately held Spanish and foreign companies. Moreover, José advises clients in labour litigation matters as well as in cases involving Employee Redundancy Plans.

MERCHE PADILLA

Merche counts with more than 20 years of professional experience in advisory firms and in the finance team of a relevant corporate group in the media business based in Barcelona. She is constantly up-to-date on technical matters related to her professional passion as an accountant and an excellent resource for some clients of Altalex.

MIQUEL SALA

Miquel graduated in Business Administration at the University of Barcelona. He started his career in a reputed law firm in Barcelona, collaborating in the tax practice. He has a Master’s degree in taxation by ESADE Law School at Barcelona. He is a Junior Associate in the tax practice serving our domestic and international clientele.

XIXI LIN

Xixi Lin is a Junior Associate in the Corporate Law practice. Xixi studied the Double Degree in Business Administration and Law at ESADE in Barcelona, where she also completed the Master in Law with the specialization in International Business Law. Having completed part of her studies and courses in other countries (King’s College in London, Georgetown University in Washington DC and The Chinese University of Hong Kong – CUHK), she has an international profile and is fluent in five languages: Spanish, Catalan, Mandarin Chinese, English and French. She has previously collaborated in the corporate law practice of two law firms in Barcelona.

TERESA PAVÓN

Teresa Pavón is an Associate in our tax and bookkeeping team. She joined ALTALEX after more than 25 years of experience in the administration and finance departments of corporate groups based in Barcelona. Teresa’s experience in the private industry provides dynamism to our compliance team, offering a valuable approach to several of our client’s engagements.