José Manuel de Bunes
Torre Picasso, Plaza Ruiz Picasso 1
José Manuel de Bunes, Deloitte Spain, joined in 2014, as a partner in the VAT, duty and indirect tax sector, enhancing at the same time the company's advisory services in the Valencia community.
A graduate in law from the Complutense University of Madrid, José Manuel is a state tax inspector.
He formerly developed his career at the tax government between 1984 and 2008, where he held several important positions such as the deputy director of VAT (2000-04), becoming the director general for taxation (2004-08). He subsequently entered Arco Abogados y Asesores Tributarios law firm as a tax partner, where he developed a successful career in tax advisory.
He has broad teaching experience in centres like the Public Finance Minister School (Escuela de la Hacienda Pública), University Studies Centre (Centro de Estudios Universitarios), and two postgraduate centres affiliated with the University of Valencia (Fundación Universidad – Empresa de la Universidad de Valencia and Estema). He has also written numerous books concerning tax law.
Juan I (Willy) De Molina
Av. Diagonal 654, 08034 Barcelona
Juan Ignacio De Molina (also named, Willy), Deloitte Spain, joined in 2009 as transfer pricing partner in the international tax group. He has over 18 years of experience working with large multinationals in the transfer pricing and international tax fields. From 1997 to 2009, he worked at another Big 4 firm in their Barcelona and New York offices. As leader of the transfer pricing practice, Willy manages a team of 60 professionals in five offices (Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, Bilbao, and Vigo).
He is specialised in tax efficient supply chain management structures, global transfer pricing projects, valuation of intangibles, business restructuring, financing structures, R&D and IT licensing. He also specialises in advisory services in the context of tax audits, advance pricing agreements (APAs), and mutual agreement procedures (MAPs). Willy has experience, amongst others, in the following fields for transfer pricing projects: banking, insurance, pharmaceutical industry, real estate, chemical industry, auto industry, software, energy (including renewable), manufacturing and consumer products.
His practice was listed by International Tax Review as the best transfer pricing practice in Spain for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2016, and has been included in 'Best Lawyers' Spain in 2014.
Willy studied economics at the University of Barcelona. He has an MBA from the Pompeu Fabra University, a postgraduate course in business valuation from NYU (New York) and a management development programme from IESE.
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Ricardo Gómez-Acebo, Deloitte Spain, has been a partner since 2005. He is a lawyer and economist (Spanish universities) and has an MPA from Harvard University. Previously he was with the Ministry of Economy and Finance, where he held the position of finance inspector.
Ricardo is in charge of the tax professional committee and advises his clients, mainly in the corporate and international taxation areas, as well as on litigation and procedures before the tax administration. His main clients are large companies in the energy, infrastructure, real estate and services industries.
Ricardo is a member of the: Tax Commission of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organisation; Board of the Impuestos y Competitividad foundation, promoted by the eight largest Spanish tax firms; Madrid Economists Association and Spanish Official Auditors Register (ROAC).
He is very active in terms of publications and teaching. In this sense, he is co-director of the four editions of the book 'Jurisprudencia Tributaria Básica'. Additionally, he is a lecturer in the master's programme in taxation at ICADE and, formerly, at CEU and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is also a regular speaker at seminars organised by different institutions including: the European Commission; the World Bank; the Inter-American Bank for Development; the Institute for Fiscal Studies; and APD or Expansion.
Juan Manuel Herrero de Egaña
Torre Picasso – Plaza Pablo Ruiz Picasso 1
Juan Manuel Herrero de Egaña, Deloitte Spain, joined the tax and legal department as a partner in 2015. He specialises in tax and judicial review proceedings.
Before joining the firm, he held various positions as a government lawyer with the law courts and the tax authorities. He was head of the state legal service at the Superior Court of Navarra (1988), Catalonia (1992) and at the Court of Auditors (1996). Since 2002, he has worked as a government lawyer for the tax authorities, holding the positions of chief government lawyer at the Madrid Tax Office (2002), chief government lawyer at the Central Delegation of Large Taxpayers (2006), and director of the State Tax Administration Agency (2010–15).
Juan Manuel has written various scientific publications on administrative law and tax matters. He has also been an associate professor at Autonomous University of Barcelona and Real Centro Universitario María Cristina. He has been a teacher on the IE Business School's master's degree course on tax counselling.
Juan Manuel holds a law degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1986) and is a non-resident member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation.
Ramón López de Haro
Plaza de Pablo Ruiz Picasso 1
Ramón López de Haro, Deloitte Spain, is a transfer pricing partner, leading the practice in the Madrid office. Ramón has over 20 years of experience working with multinational enterprises on complex international tax, transfer pricing, and supply chain management processes. He has coordinated and directed large international and transfer pricing projects in large multinationals belonging to different industries, including telecom, energy and resources and hospitality and leisure.
Ramón is specialised in transfer pricing controversy, coordinating professionals with a tax and a financial background working together in the defence of complex transfer pricing matters and business restructurings vis-à-vis the tax authorities and judicial courts. He has also great experience in the negotiation of bilateral and multilateral APAs and the resolution of MAPs. He is fluent in Spanish, French, English, and German.
During the past two consecutive years, Ramon has been awarded with the prestigious prize of 'Best Lawyers' in Spain on the category of tax and transfer pricing. He is a frequent speaker in expert forums, including the Spanish Association of Tax Advisers (AEDAF), the Brands of Spain Association (AEMR) and the Association of Business Organisations (CEOE). In the international field, he participated in the first discussions of the EU joint transfer pricing forum and has lectured, among others, at the International Fiscal Association and the American Bar Association.
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Alejandra Puig, Deloitte Spain, is a lawyer and member of the Madrid Bar Association. She specialises in representing clients before the Spanish tax authorities and in coordinating complex tax audits for multinational corporations. Alejandra also has significant experience in handling negotiation for complex tax disputes.
Alejandra regularly represents clients at all stages of the dispute process, including litigation before the Spanish Supreme Court and supporting and negotiating settlements.
She helps clients to efficiently resolve their tax dispute, assisting to negotiate favourable settlements with the tax authorities or, when necessary, by bringing appeals to the courts.
For more than 20 years, Alejandra has represented clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, media, and retail.
Alejandra also has significant experience in Spanish penalty procedures and has both spoken and written extensively with respect to numerous Spanish procedural issues.
Alejandra has a master's in European law from Granada University and she is a professor in several Spanish master's programmes for new tax lawyers.
Luis Enrique Rodriguez Otero
Avenida Garcia Barbon, 106
Luis Enrique, Deloitte Spain, has been a partner since 2012. He coordinates the tax controversy and litigation specialised area for the northwest region of Spain.
As a lawyer and a member of the Vigo Bar Association for more than 15 years, Luis Enrique's professional career has included his participation in and coordination of tax audits, tax litigation and judicial proceedings, tax due diligence, tax planning acquisitions and advising on family businesses' tax projects. His clients operate in a wide range of industries and sectors, including automotive, fishery, construction, textiles, finance and media.
Luis Enrique holds a law degree from the Universidad de Navarra and a master's degree in taxation from the Instituto de Empresa.
He has published several articles and has co-written books on tax controversy and litigation.
Luis Enrique is a professor of taxation and tax procedure at IFFE Business School.
Enrique Seoane Smith
Avenida Diagonal, 654
Enrique Seoane, Deloitte Spain, has been a partner in the tax department since 2014.
He has extensive professional experience developed in Agencia Estatal de Administración Tributaria (state tax administration agency), where he held the position of deputy chief inspector in Unidad Provincial de Inspección de Barcelona and Unidad Regional de Recaudación Ejecutiva de Cataluña. Furthermore, he has carried out tasks as an inspector assigned to the National Office of Inspection.
Enrique has occupied several management positions in Agencia Estatal de Administración Tributaria, such as AEAT administrator in Terrassa and Sabadell (Barcelona) between 2001 and 2006, chief of Unidad Regional de Gestión de Grandes Empresas (regional unit of big companies); and inspector assigned to Dependencia Regional de Inspección de Cataluña (regional inspection unit of Cataluña), between 2006 and 2014.
Enrique is a frequent contributor for courses, lectures, masters and seminars organised by several public and private entities, such as Colegio de Economistas de Cataluña, Colegio de Abogados in Barcelona and Sabadell, Official Chambers of Commerce of Sabadell and Terrassa, Asociación Profesional de Expertos Contablesy Tributarios de España, EADA, ESADE and Escuela de Hacienda Pública del Ministerio de Hacienda, among others.
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