Álvaro De La Vía


Álvaro De La Vía
Pinar, 5, 28006
28006, Madrid

Tel: +34 609405299
Fax: +34 609405299

Email: adv@advprivantia.com
Web: www.alvarodelavia.com

Expertise: International Tax-Structuring for Private Wealth and Investors

Álvaro De La Vía is an internationally recognised tax lawyer and economist based in Madrid, with over 18 years of national and international experience. As well as founding his tax boutique, Álvaro was previously a manager at EY, Head of the tax department at Araoz & Rueda Abogados and more recently head of the national tax practice at Olswang.

A lawyer and economist from the University of Deusto and Master in Tax Law by the Instituto de Empresa (IE) and Phd-studies in Tax Law by Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Álvaro has been recognized in major international directories, including: Chambers and Partners Global, Best Lawyers, Chambers and Partners Europe, Legal 500, European Legal Experts, Which Lawyer, Leading Lawyer Global 250 and Tax Law Experts.

As well as being an Attorney-at-law and Economist, Álvaro is Professor of Tax Law at IE University, Professor of International Corporate Tax Planning at IE Law School and a Member of the Madrid Bar Association.

Over the course of his 18-years of experience, including head of the tax department of two main business law firms in Spain (national and international), Álvaro has been awarded:

  • 2015 Tax Structuring Firm of the Year – Spain
  • 2014 M&A Tax Team of the Year – Spain (Acquisition International Awards)
  • 2014 Tax Practice of the Year – Finance Awards
  • 2015 & 2014 Transfer Pricing Lawyer of the year – Spain (Finance Monthly Global Awards)
  • 2013 Transfer Pricing Lawyer of the year – Spain (Lawyer Monthly)
  • 2013 Investment Fund Tax Advisory Firm of the Year – Spain (Acquisition International Awards)

The firm’s areas of practice related to Family Offices, Venture Capital, Private Wealth, Investors and Board of Directors focus on:

  • International tax-planning for Individuals and Corporations
  • Tax-structuring advice for High-Net-Worth individuals
  • Corporate-restructuring and M&A Tax
  • Tax Litigation
  • Real estate-tax
  • Film tax structuring

Below is a list of some of the transactions published in the press in which Álvaro De La Vía has provided tax advice for during his career:

  • Debt tax-restructuring advice to an online market place of a US listed group.
  • Tax-planning advice to foreign investor (insurance sector) on the sale of its strategic stake in Spanish company (insurance sector) to a Spanish-listed company.
  • Tax advice to main Spanish private equity firm on their partial divestment tax structure and investment by a Spanish main bank.
  • Tax structuring advice to stakeholders on its partial sale of main tinned-food company to leading Spanish private equity firm.
  • Tax structuring advice to leading Spanish private equity firm in the light of a LBO & MBO of a Spanish subsidiary.
  • Tax structuring advice to foreign funds – acquisition of a NPL portfolio of main Spanish banking entity.
  • Tax-structuring the asset-deal between two main french petrochemical groups.
  • Tax-structuring to Spanish leading subsidiary of a Paris-listed group (nursing-home sector) on the acquisition of a national competitor.
  • Tax-structuring advice to european leading telecom. group on their divestment process in the Spanish market.
  • Spanish tax-structuring advice to a Lux. Private Equity Fund on the european acquisition of a main business group.
  • Tax-structuring advice to an american global record company on the acquisition in Spain and Portugal of a British competitor.
  • Tax-planning of the investment structure for US Studio in the US-Spanish film co-production.
  • Tax restructuring in Spain of the Paris- Stock Exchange listed group.
  • Tax advice to leading Spanish private equity firm on its portfolio transactions (acquisition and divestment structure).
  • Tax advice to national energy-company on the structure for its international growing – up strategy in light of the financing and investment by leading Spanish bank.
  • Tax-structuring advice to main British food group on the take over bid of listed Spanish food-industry group.
  • Tax planning on the restructuring of national real estate group.
  • Tax advice to the private equity fund on the restructuring of its Spanish portfolio.
  • Tax advice to the US-listed company on its employment-saving scheme in Spain.
  • Tax advice to european leading software-distributor for the purposes of the take-over bid of Spanish and Portuguese group.
  • Tax advice to prestigious foreign bank on the investment project in a Spanish winery.
  • Tax advice to leading Spanish bank in light of the restructuring of its portfolio (infrastructure sector).
  • Tax-restructuring of Spanish subsidiaries of Japanese listed group (electronics sector).
  • Tax structuring of Spanish real estate group under its IPO process.
  • Tax advice to national group (renewable energy sector) on setting-up the structure for the construction, financing and promotion of a 20 MW solar plant in Spain.
  • Tax restructuring advice to British bank (Spanish branch) on its Spanish business line.
  • Tax-planning advice to Swiss bank in connection with the restructuring of Spanish main bank’s industrial portfolio.
“Álvaro is an outstanding tax lawyer, a great tax planner with a vast knowledge of national and international tax law. We started working with him many years ago and followed him ever since then. His advice is very comprehensive, focusing not only on tax issues of transactions but also on other key areas such as accounting and corporate law. When it comes to complex transactions, he is the right lawyer to choose. He is a safe pair of hands.”
Senior Business Controller at Estée Lauder, Alejandro Martin Rodríguez