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Del Canto Chambers has successfully provided tax and legal advice in over 500 international cases.

Spanish Property Investment

From straight-forward private acquisitions to complex corporate acquisitions, we have dealt with a wide variety of issues involving the application of the double tax treaty between Spain and the UK, including numerous tax investigations and dealing with the litigation process when this arises.

We have advised several families in England and abroad who own properties in Spain via offshore structures and trusts, providing restructuring solutions which fully comply with Spanish regulations.

Our latest operations include the restructuring of development lands as well as a boutique hotel owned by offshore companies via a single Spanish company with UK shareholders.


Major Corporate cases

We have worked on several corporate cases including:


Grupo PRISA, the largest media group in the Spanish-speaking world (2013-2018): Securing and negotiating a capital investment by Qatari investor Sheikh Khalid al Thani for Grupo PRISA, which exceeded €120m.


AS, the largest sports newspaper in the Spanish-speaking world (2016-2017): Setting up AS in Arabic (2017). Representing AS in a joint venture between Grupo PRISA and the Qatari media group, Dar Al Sharq.

Huffington Post

Huffington Post (2014-2016): Advising on all legal and tax implications of a joint venture between Integral Media group and Arianna Huffington at Huffington Post to publish Huffpost Arabi.

Nova Cinema

Novo Cinemas Master Franchise project (2014): Project managing the project to re-brand Grand Cinemas, the largest Cinema chain in the Middle East, and franchise it as Nova Cinema.

Acquisition of Edificio Plaza España Madrid

We advised one of the investors and main international shareholders in the acquisition of this iconic €160m Madrid’s skyscraper:
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