Abelardo Delgado Pacheco

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Abelardo Delgado is a State Tax Inspector (on voluntary leave of absence). Between 1982 and 1984, he carried out tax inspections and worked at the Directorate-General of Taxes. From November 1984 through December 1989, he held office at several Subdirectorates-General of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. He first held the position of Secretary General of the Directorate-General of Financial and Tax Inspection, which later became the Subdirectorate-General of Legislation and Legal Assistance in 1987. In May 1988, he was appointed Head of the Technical Council of the Office of the Secretary General of Taxes, where he remained until December 1989. Between January 1990 and December 1994, he held several senior positions at the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

He has been a practicing lawyer since 1995 and joined Garrigues in 1999. He is classed among the top tax law specialists in Spain by publications such as Chambers Global, Best Lawyers or International Tax Review (Transfer Pricing). He was ranked a Band 1 tax lawyer in the last edition of the Chambers and Partners guide. He is also mentioned in the most recent editions of Best Lawyers and Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers.    

Until 2012, he was a member of the Council for the Defense of the Taxpayer, following his appointment on June 17, 2005 (Order EHA/2018/2005, of June 17, published in the Official State Gazette of June 30).

He is one of the independent experts proposed by Spain eligible to become a member of the Advisory Commission provided for in the European Union Arbitration Convention on transfer pricing.

He has also been an associate lecturer in Financial and Tax Law at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid since the 2007-2008 academic year. He is a Lecturer at Centro de Formación Garrigues, where he is in charge of the tax proceedings area and is Director of the Executive Master’s Degree in Tax Counseling. He also lectures in Tax Law on the Private Law Master’s Degree course of the Madrid Bar Association and on various matters at the School of Public Finance at the Institute of Fiscal Studies of the Ministry of Finance and Public Authorities.

Abelardo Delgado is a member of the Madrid Bar Association and the Spanish Association of Tax Advisers.

 

 

Academic background:

Law degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, with a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Studies.

Publications:

Abelardo Delgado is a regular contributor to the specialist financial press and is a member of the Editorial Board of the journals “Práctica Fiscal”, “Fiscal Laboral al día” and “Revista Técnica Tributaria”. He also regularly contributes to the journal “Estrategia Financiera” published by the CISS-Praxis group.

He has also authored the following publications:

    • Las normas antielusión en la jurisprudencia tributaria española (“Anti-Avoidance Rules in Spanish Tax Case Law”); Aranzadi, Navarra, 2004.
  • El Reglamento de Gestión e Inspección de los Tributos Comentado (“Commentary on the Tax Inspection and Management Regulations”); (Coordinator); La Ley, Madrid, 2011. 
  • Pasado, presente y futuro del régimen de los precios de transferencia en España (“The Past, Present and Future of Transfer Pricing Rules in Spain”) (with co-authors Collado Armengol A. and López de Haro Esteso, R.) in SERRANO ANTÓN, F. (Editor), Fiscalidad Internacional; Center for Financial Studies, Madrid, 2005; 2nd Edition.
  • El régimen de los cánones en la fiscalidad internacional: cuestiones especialmente debatidas en España (“The Royalty Regime in International Taxation: Issues Highly Debated in Spain”) in SERRANO ANTÓN, F. (Editor), Fiscalidad Internacional; Center for Financial Studies, Madrid, 2005; 2nd edition.
  • Artículos 160 a 173 (“Articles 160 to 173”) in MANTERO SANZ A. and GIMÉNEZ-REYNA RODRÍGUEZ E. (Coordinators); Ley General Tributaria Antecedentes y Comentarios; Asociación Española de Asesores Fiscales; Madrid, 2005.
  • Entidades en régimen de atribución de rentas (“Pass-through Entities”) in CORDÓN EZQUERRO, T. (Editor), Manual del Impuestos sobre la Renta de las Personas Físicas; Institute of Fiscal Studies; Madrid, 2005.
  • Las medidas antielusión en la fiscalidad internacional (“Anti-avoidance Measures in International Taxation”), ICE Journal, no. 825, September-October 2005.
  • El estado actual de la defensa de los derechos y garantías de los contribuyentes. El defensor del Contribuyente como instrumento de defensa. La perspectiva del abogado tributarista (“The State of Play in Defending the Rights and Guarantees of Taxpayers. The Taxpayers’ Ombudsman as a Defense Mechanism. A Tax Lawyer’s Perspective”) in SERRANO ANTON, F. (Editor), La Justicia Tributaria y el Defensor del Contribuyente en España, Thomson Civitas, Navarra, 2007.
  • La suspensión de las liquidaciones y sanciones tributarias como consecuencia de un recurso o reclamación: algunas cuestiones polémicas (“The Suspension of Returns and Tax Penalties as a Result of Appeals or Claims: Some Controversial Issues”). Institute of Fiscal Studies, Working papers, DOC Nº 6/07.  Also published in Crónica Tributaria, no. 123/2007.
  • Dos cuestiones abiertas en la persecución del delito de defraudación tributaria (“Two Unresolved Issues in the Prosecution of Tax Fraud”) in BAJO FERNANDEZ, M (Editor), Política Fiscal y Delitos contra la Hacienda Pública, Editorial Universitaria Ramón Areces, Madrid, 2007. 
  • Las entidades en atribución de rentas y el régimen fiscal de partnerships y trusts en España (“Pass-Through Entities and Tax Regime for Partnerships and Trusts in Spain”) in CORDON EZQUERRO, T, Manual de Fiscalidad Internacional, Institute of Fiscal Studies, Madrid, 2007.
  • El levantamiento del velo en la Ley General Tributaria y en la aplicación del IVA (“Lifting the Veil in the General Tax Law and the Application of VAT”), EU News, no. 280, May 2008. 
  • La gestión del impuesto (“Tax Management"), with PLATAS SANCHO, V. in DE BUNES IBARRA, J.M. (Editor), Manual del Impuesto sobre el Valor Añadido, Institute of Fiscal Studies, Madrid, 2008, pages 1219-1282.
  • Principio de igualdad y residencia fiscal (“Principle of Equal Treatment and Tax Residence”) with FONSECA CAPDEVILA, E. in VILLAR EZCURRA, M. (Editor), Estudios Jurídicos en memoria de don César Albiñana García-Quintana, Institute of Fiscal Studies, Madrid, 2008, pages 245 to 275.
  • La nueva regulación de la suspensión del ingreso de la deuda en procedimientos amistosos (“The New Regulations on Suspending Payment of the Debt in Mutual Agreement Procedures”) with LOAIZA KEEL, C. EU News, no. 296, September 2009.
  • Aplicación del régimen especial a una sociedad de inversión mobiliaria de capital variable (SIMCAV). Límites de las facultades de comprobación de la inspección de los tributos. Resolución del TEAC de 22 de noviembre de 2007 (“Application of the Special Regime to Open-End Investment Companies. Limits on Powers of Examination in Tax Inspections. Decision of the Central Economic-Administrative Tribunal of November 22, 2007”) in 2009 Anuario Fiscal para Abogados, los casos más relevantes en 2008 de los grandes despachos; La Ley, Madrid, 2009.
  • Motivación de las resoluciones sancionadoras de la Administración tributaria. Evolución de la doctrina constitucional y de la jurisprudencia del Tribunal Supremo. Consolidación de la doctrina iniciada por la STS de 6 de junio de 2008. Sentencias del Tribunal Supremo de 16 de septiembre de 2009 (“Reasons Given in Penalty Decisions Handed Down by the Tax Authorities. Development of Constitutional Theory and Case Law of the Supreme Court. Consolidation of the View Taken by the Supreme Court in its Judgment of June 6, 2008. Supreme Court Judgments of September 16, 2009") in 2010 Anuario Fiscal para Abogados, los casos más relevantes en 2009 de los grandes despachos; La Ley, Madrid, 2010.
  • Valor en el Derecho Tributario internacional del Modelo de Convenio de la OCDE, de los Comentarios al mismo y de las reservas u observaciones de cada Estado: el caso español (“Value in International Tax Law of the OECD Model Convention, of Commentaries on Same and of the Reservations and Observations of each State: the Spanish case") in ARRIETA MARTINEZ PISÓN, J. and others (Editors); Tratado sobre la Ley General tributaria. Homenaje a Álvaro Rodríguez Bereijo; Aranzadi, Navarra, 2010.
  • El régimen de los cánones en la fiscalidad internacional: cuestiones especialmente debatidas en España (“The Royalty Regime in International Taxation: Issues Highly Debated in Spain”) in SERRANO ANTÓN, F. (Editor), Fiscalidad Internacional; Center for Financial Studies, Madrid, 2010; pages 671-742.
  • Evolución reciente de los criterios de interpretación del Derecho Tributario (“Recent Developments in Tax Law Interpretation Criteria”), paper presented at the VII “Jaime García Añoveros” symposium on the interpretation of Finance and Tax Law, Institute of Fiscal Studies, Doc. 11/2011, Madrid.
  • La Administración Tributaria, (“The Tax Authorities”) in VIÑUELA DÍAZ (Coordinator); Opciones para una reforma del sistema tributario español (“Options for a reform of the Spanish tax system”) Centro de Estudios Ramón Areces, Madrid, 2014.