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GTA Villamagna Abogados

Felipe Alonso is head of the tax department at GTA Villamagna Abogados, which comprises two partners and 13 other fee earners with multidisciplinary tax expertise, which encompasses indirect tax, corporate tax and tax disputes. Alonso is recognised by peers as a leader in tax consultation and is recognised for strengths in tax litigation.

The tax department is best known for general tax services, VAT, personal tax, corporate tax, transfer pricing and tax audits. GTA Villamagna Abogados supports clients from all industries, with particular proficiency in handling matters related to banks, commercial & professional services, financial services and insurance, and industrial engineering.

Over the past year, the firm has participated in a number of important matters in tax litigation, corporate structuring and complex cross-border M&A. It defended a client in court over VAT matters related to transactions which were considered to be within intra-community carousel fraud by the Spanish tax authorities. The case concluded in the payment of $3.42 million, the value of tax debt derived from the tax inspection raised.