The Garrigues Tax Department provides ongoing and bespoke advisory services on Spanish and international taxation to Spanish and foreign companies, multinational groups and, in certain areas, to individuals.
Its umbrella structure, coupled with the quality and experience of its team of professionals, means this practice is ideally placed to provide the solutions required by businesses today, with a special focus on optimal compliance with tax obligations.
The scale and scope of tax matters and Garrigues’ capacity to adapt to each client’s needs have led the tax practice to diversify into different areas of expertise according to the technical knowledge required and the related economic sector.
Garrigues is also a founding member of Taxand, a global alliance of tax law firms in 48 countries around the world. As a core component of its comprehensive service policy, through Taxand the firm provides clients with access to other highly-qualified professionals worldwide, in addition to its own tax lawyers, in order to offer the highest quality international service.
We advise Spanish and international groups on the various areas of international, national and local taxation, on mergers and acquisitions, on due diligence processes, on negotiations and contracts, on project finance deals, etc.
We help design the tax policy of groups of listed and unlisted companies, insurance companies, banks, mutual funds and pension funds, among others. Our tax experts also provide advice on claiming R&D&I tax credits and on all issues relating to incentives for patronage, as well as to non-profit organizations. The team also offers guidance on good corporate governance and on the code of good tax practices..
We advise our international clients on Spanish and international tax matters and we accompany them in their international investments, offering comprehensive tax advice. We also perform ongoing and in-depth monitoring of all EU legislative initiatives and of the impact of CJEU case law in tax matters that may have a bearing on our clients.
We design and review transfer pricing policies and perform valuations of related-party transactions in accordance with the arm’s-length principle.
The tax team advises on operational restructurings, cost-sharing agreements and service contracts, and handles advance pricing agreement (APA) negotiations with the tax authorities.
We also provide assistance in mutual agreement procedures linked to transfer pricing adjustments.
We advise on tax management, collection, penalty and inspection procedures.
We file claims with Spanish and EU administrative and judicial review bodies and courts, and we handle State liability and tax offence proceedings..
Indirect taxes (VAT and Customs duties)
We provide tax advisory and tax planning services on indirect taxes and customs duties. Our tax team also advises on foreign and intra-Community trade transactions.
We offer assistance in tax inspections and tax litigation and we monitor EU legislation and CJEU judgments.
The tax practice advises on local taxes, fees for the private use of public property, and service charges. We provide assistance in tax inspections and claims, and in procedures contesting cadastral values and comparisons of real estate values.