José María Monzó Blasco

José María Monzó Blasco - Garrigues
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Languages Known:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Valencian

Experience:

José María is a partner in the Tax practice area. He has extensive experience in the provision of advice on an ongoing basis to different family businesses and corporate groups, both Spanish and foreign.

He has also participated in transactions such as the concentration of all the bottling companies of the Coca-Cola trademarks in the Iberian Peninsula, which led to the formation of the company Coca-Cola Iberian Partners.

Similarly, he has participated in transactions such as the sale of the drinks division of the Schweppes Group to the Blackstone and Lion Capital funds, of the "La Vaca Argentina" and "Foster’s Hollywood" restaurant chains to the Zena Group, or of the company Ice Cream Factory Comaker to one of the investment funds managed by Portobello Capital. He has also provided advice in transactions such as those undertaken by the Lactalis Group with the Forlasa or Puleva Groups.

He has collaborated with entities such as the ADEIT Foundation (Universidad de Valencia) and the Valencia Stock Exchange, as lecturer on their master's degree programs.

Academic background:

Degree in Law from Universidad de Valencia.

Master's Degree in Taxation and International Tax Consulting from the CEREM business school (Madrid).

Course in Tax Treaties and Hybrid Instruments, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD).

Course on VAT in International Trade, Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF).

Practical Taxation Course, Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF).

Refresher course at the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), London.

He has also attended various courses and seminars relating to his specialist area.

Publications:

Co-author of the book El cierre contable y fiscal del ejercicio 2013 published by Tirant Lo Blanc, specifically of the chapters on the consolidated tax regime and the mergers regime.

Numerous articles and pieces published, including most notably those published in recent years in the newspapers Mediterráneo and El Economista.es.