Daniel, a tax partner at Garrigues based in Bilbao, leads the international practice in the Basque Country. Daniel has a well recognized reputation in international and EC tax law and practice. After 25 years of experience, he is able to provide a comprehensive approach to all tax and legal matters of international transactions, coordinating teams of lawyers specialized in all the relevant law fields. Recent key transactions include BOT projects for railroads in several countries, a joint venture for the development of thermosolar power plants in Spain, Abu Dhabi and the USA, acquisitions of Spanish manufacturing companies taking advantage of special Basque regulations, the acquisition of a large public utility company in Brazil and the design and set up of structures for multinational groups, based on Basque holding companies. Daniel is a regular lecturer at the University of the Basque Country, as well as in many seminars and conferences, and has published numerous articles for both the general press and specialized publications. He is a member of the Spanish bar and the IFA. He regularly cooperates with the Basque Tax Administration and the Basque Business Association (Confebask) advising in tax policy matters. Daniel represented Confebask before the ECJ, defending the tax autonomy of the Basque Country as compatible with EC Law. In 2009 and 2010/11 he has been selected by Best Lawyers among the best Spanish Tax Lawyers, being the only one in the Basque Country. Daniel enjoys outdoor sports, specially skiing, scuba diving and cycling.
Areas of Practice
- International Fiscal Association