Inspection Procedures and Tax Litigation


Gil Heitor Cortesão

Our team is renowned for its technical expertise, extensive collective experience and in-depth knowledge of the tax system. We have the technical capabilities to offer a practical and client-focused approach that finds optimal solutions.

We advise large national and international corporations, family groups and individuals in their dealings with the tax authorities. Our team includes experts in tax inspections and litigation and we are at the very forefront of legal innovation in this area, enabling us to guide our clients through even the most complex tax procedures.

For more than 50 years we have led litigation on some of the major tax disputes in Spain on matters such as related-party transactions, the tax deductibility of financial expenses, spectrum (telecommunications) fees, director remuneration, professional partnerships, interest payments and paying dividends to foreign holding companies (the Danish cases).

Our team includes PhDs in law, university lecturers and former tax inspectors, government lawyers and a legal secretary to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Clients highlight our commitment to their interests, detailed understanding of each case, out-of-the-box thinking and ability to deal effectively with crisis situations.

We specialise in:

  • Tax inspection procedures and other tax audits, including coordinated inspections within the EU.
  • Appealing tax authority decisions and tax litigation before all courts including the Spanish and Portuguese Constitutional Courts, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights.
  • Obtaining binding rulings from the tax authorities, negotiating advance pricing agreements and mutual agreement procedures.
  • All types of customs procedures, third-party tax liability proceedings and other collection actions, challenging State aid recoveries and bringing claims against public authorities.

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