Arantxa de Luis Romero

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Languages Known:

  • English
  • Spanish

Experience:

Arantxa de Luis is a counsel in the Tax practice area and forms part of the Indirect taxation (VAT and excise and special taxes) and Customs Group.

She has extensive experience in the provision of ongoing advisory services to businesses and corporate groups established in Spain, and has specialized since 2002 in indirect taxation and customs.

Within this specialist area, she provides advisory services on a recurrent basis to companies in a variety of sectors—including most notably the textile, pharmaceutical, toy, tobacco, energy, air and sea navigation and distribution sectors—participating directly in reviews and investigations and economic-administrative and judicial review proceedings in these areas.

She is also a lecturer on the Master's Degree and Executive programs run by Centro de Estudios Garrigues, in association with Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, and frequently speaks at seminars and conferences organized by the Firm and by specialist centers (including CEF, UDIMA and TARIC) on matters relating to VAT, Excise and Special Taxes and Customs.

She is a member of the Sevilla Association of Economists. 

Academic background:

Degree in Economics and Business Studies, Universidad de Sevilla.

Technical Seminars on Excise and Special Taxes: application and management.

Foreign Trade Technical Seminars Cycle: Security and legality in international trade: options available to businesses. Madrid Chamber of Commerce.

OEA Heads Management course. Taric Group.

Customs operations. IFAES.

Associate's Degree in EU Customs Law, Valencia 2015.

Publications:

“If you are an importer, your VAT financial cost could be reduced”. International Tax Review (2015).

“New cases of reversal of VAT liability”. International Tax Review (2013).

“Advantages, areas of uncertainty and difficulties deriving from the New special regime based on the cash approach” (*) (2013).

Collaboration in the book Comentarios a la Ley y Reglamento del IVA (Thomson Reuters, 2012).

Participation in various CEOE work groups in the area of indirect taxation and customs ("Electronic billing"; "Taxation of Alcohol and Tobacco", "Reform of the Common Customs Code and Implementing Provisions" (*)) (2011-2012).

"VAT and insolvency proceedings" (*) (2011). Estrategia financiera (299).

Collaboration in the book El Reglamento de Gestión e Inspección de los Tributos comentado.   Coordinated by Abelardo Delgado Pacheco.  Ed. La Ley

"Assignment of contracts in respect of homes under construction" (*).  Boletín del Colegio de Abogados de Madrid.

 

(*) originally published in Spanish. See Spanish CV for more information.