Albert Collado Armengol
Joint partner in charge of Garrigues’ tax practice in Barcelona.
He practiced at Arthur Andersen before moving to Garrigues and specializes in tax law and corporate law.
Albert is an expert in international taxation, acting as tax adviser to leading Spanish and foreign companies, including both listed companies and family businesses. He has participated in many internationalization projects at Spanish companies, with particular expertise in emerging markets (China and Latin America) as a result of his involvement as coordinator of Garrigues’ entry into China and as driver of the Firm’s development in Latin America.
He has taken part in numerous M&A projects as lead tax adviser, both for private equity and industrial firms. He also acts as lead tax adviser for foreign banks and investment funds in Spain, with deep knowledge of the industry and of the investment schemes used.
His knowledge of international taxation and Community law has enabled him to advise foreign governments in relation to the introduction of tax and regulatory legislation.
His corporate law expertise has also led him to act as secretary to the board of directors of a number of listed companies.
Albert Collado is featured as a recommended tax lawyer in Spain by Best Lawyers International, Chambers & Partners, PLC Which Lawyer and Who’s Who: Corporate Tax Law. He was also named 2015 Barcelona Tax Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers International.
He is a regular speaker at conferences on international taxation and business restructurings organized by Spanish and international institutions. He also speaks at seminars organized by public and private universities and business schools, such as ESADE, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, IESE, Universitat de Barcelona, China Europe Business School and Fudan University (Shanghai), among others. He lectures on the Master’s Degree in International Taxation at ESADE.
Albert Collado is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association, co-chairman of the Tax Committee of the International Bar Association, a member of the Council of Centro de Estudios Internacionales (Barcelona), and Chairman of the Legal and Tax Committee of the Spanish Association of Executives.
Law degree from Universidad de Barcelona and Master’s Degree in Taxation from Fundación CEU – Abat Oliva.
He regularly publishes articles on the internationalization of businesses and international taxation in newspapers and journals. Among others, he has contributed to the following books (*):
• “Direct investment in China: Implications of its entry into the WTO”. Información Comercial Española. February 2002.
• “Re-naming trademarks in Spain: an active strategy for Spain’s internationalization”. ICEX. 2002. “Tax framework for trademarks in Spain”.
• “International Taxation”, Centro de Estudios Financieros, 2nd ed. in 2005: “Transfer pricing in Spain: past, present and future”.
• “Legal studies on corporate restructuring transactions”. Thomson Aranzadi. 2008. “Financing transactions by means of issuances by subsidiaries”.
(*) originally published in Spanish.