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DWF-RCD Partners

José MaríaDurán

Partner. Head of Wealth Management

Experience

José María was a founding member of RCD. He has over twenty-five years of experience in tax and wealth management and is specialized in corporate and commercial taxation, both at the national and international levels, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and restructuring, business collaboration, venture capital, financial structures and financial products, as well as the internationalization of companies and their taxation.

Recognized for his experience in both the Spanish and international tax systems, José María regularly handles leading cross-border operations, as well as all types of tax procedures before banking authorities (Bank of Spain), the Spanish Tax Agency and numerous foreign entities.

José María has extensive experience in tax planning and in all kind of investments, as well as in advising on wealth restructuring and assets management for wealthy individuals, offering specific advice often tailored to the sports sector. His clients include important national and international financial institutions, investment funds, trust companies, family companies, private banking and other important financial institutions, as well as wealthy families and individuals with multiple national and international interests. These clients belong to a wide range of sectors, among them, the industrial, technological, banking, financial and telecommunications sectors, in addition to the infrastructural, sports and energy industries.


OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • Member on leave of absence of the Internal Revenue Service of Spain
  • Former responsible for Tax Planning and member of the Technical Coordination Committee on Legal Aspects, Ernst & Young
  • Professor of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), the College of Economists of Catalonia (CEC) and the College of Commercial Professionals
  • Regular speaker at various private banking forums on private banking, international taxation, and wealth planning
  • Co-author of several books on corporate taxation and proceedings and restructuring
  • Member of the European Commission Fiscalis-2000 Program

Education

  • Graduate of the Complutense University of Madrid, with a major in Public Finance

Awards and recognitions

2022
LEADERS LEAGUE

  • Tax Law - Corporate Tax

  • BEST LAWYERS
    • Tax Law

    • 2021
      CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2021
      • Tax

      • CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS HIGH NET WORTH 2021
        • Private Wealth

        • LEADERS LEAGUE
          • Corporate Tax

          • 2020
            CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2020
            • Tax

            • CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS HIGH NET WORTH 2020
              • Wealth Management

              • LEGAL 500
                • Tax

                • 2019
                  CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2019
                  • Tax

                  • CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS HIGH NET WORTH 2019
                    • Wealth Management

                    • LEGAL 500
                      • Tax

                      • BEST LAWYERS
                        • Tax Law

                        • 2018
                          CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2018
                          • Tax

                          • HIGH NET WORTH GUIDE 2018
                            • Private Wealth

                            • BEST LAWYERS
                              • Tax Law