Adolfo Zunzunegui to lead A&O’s tax practice in Madrid
Allen & Overy has announced the addition of new partner in Spain, Adolfo Zunzunegui, who will lead and direct the tax law practice in Madrid.
With almost 20 years of experience in the field, Mr. Zunzunegui joins Allen & Overy from Ernst & Young, where he was a partner, responsible for the firm’s legal and tax department in Spain. Previously, he worked with Garrigues and Freshfields.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Zunzunegui has advised numerous financial entities in a consulting capacity on asset financing processes and structured finance. Similarly, he has specialised in international tax structuring and has participated in complex and innovative M&A transactions.
He is a recognised expert in the field of debt structure product design, and has a wide experience of derivatives. Furthermore, over the last year he has advised on some of the Spanish market’s most significant transactions, such as Bankinter’s integration of Barclay’s Portuguese business; on the sale of a Spanish investor’s holding in the Sura Group; and the refinancing of Pascual.
Mr. Zunzunegui is considered one of the leading lawyers specialising in tax law in Spain, according to both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
Antonio Vázquez-Guillén and Ignacio Ruiz-Cámara, managing partner for Allen & Overy in Spain, said, “Adolfo is a perfect fit for A&O’s Spanish practice. We are certain that his natural leadership qualities, coupled with his prestige in the marketplace, will provide a significant boost to our local tax team.”
Mr. Zunzunegui, added, “Leading the Allen & Overy Spanish tax department offers an exciting challenge, not only as a result of the firm’s current excellent position, its incredible staff and the potential to develop my practice, but also the opportunity to work within a truly integrated network of reputable tax professionals, together with experts in other disciplines spread throughout the globe.”
The appointment of Adolfo as partner follows that of Fernando Torrente, who recently joined to lead A&O’s commercial and capital markets practice in Spain. A&O now have 13 partners and a total of 140 people across Madrid and Barcelona.