RCD – Rousaud Costas Duran appoints Lucas Espada as a new partner in the tax practice
The new partner has 15 years of experience in tax planning, tax advice and structured finance
RCD – Rousaud Costas Duran has incorporated lawyer and economist Lucas Espada, with 15 years of experience in the field of taxation, as a new partner of the Tax Area. The appointment of Espada reflects the commitment of the firm to incorporate the best talent within the framework of its strategy of growth and consolidation as one of the primary legal firms in Spain.
He has extensive experience in tax planning for international investments and restructurings, as well as tax advice on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital (structuring of funds, carried interest, procurement planning and divestments) and structured finance (project finance, asset finance, securitization). At the same time, he has extensive experience in the real estate sector and advising large estates.
This practice area, led by Jorge Sarró and José María Durán and made up of about 40 professionals, is one of the most recognized in the market - both in tax and wealth management - according to the main legal directorates such as Chambers & Partners.
Lucas Espada holds a degree in Economics and Law from the University of Granada and holds a master's degree in Tax Consultancy from the Garrigues Studies Center, where he was awarded special recognition. Espada has also authored several articles on taxation. Before joining RCD, he developed his career in the tax department of Baker & McKenzie and, previously, in Garrigues.
For the managing partner of RCD, Adolf Rousaud, “the incorporation to the firm of a distinguished professional like Lucas Espada reinforces and strengthens our commitment to offer advice of the highest quality to entities both inside the country and internationally in a matter as complex and necessary as taxation. Lucas will strengthen our Tax Area, which is widely recognized in the market and is formed of over 40 professionals”.
For his part, Lucas Espada states that “Joining a dynamic firm that is experiencing considerable growth, and a firm with the prestige that RCD has, is a great professional challenge which I relate to, and I face it with the utmost eagerness and aspirations”.