Antonio Puentes is partner at PwC Tax & Legal Services ("PwC") in Madrid office. Antonio joined PwC in early 1999 after two years working in a medium size Spanish law firm. He has a Degree in Law and two postgraduate courses (one Development Program in Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution and one Master in Taxation). Member of Madrid’s Bar Association since 1997, he has always been working in PwC´s Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution (“TCDR”) Department and now he has the role of leading the Spanish TCDR practice, embedded in PwC's TCDR Network, which includes 650+ tax controversy professionals, located in more than 45 countries worldwide.
Antonio's experience involves the areas of all tax controversy issues: international, state, regional and local tax. Particularly, since 2005 he has also been involved in more than 100 projects with PwC´s European Direct Tax Group, working together with PwC´s Global Tax Solutions and PwC´s Transfer Pricing network assisting clients who are defending proactively the refund of taxes paid in breach of EU law. He has broad experience in giving assistance in tax audit, tax litigation and judicial proceedings from a domestic and international point of view throughout the complete controversy lifecycle.
He has published some articles in tax controversy and dispute resolution issues as well as collaborating in the preparation of some academic books in said area. Antonio Puentes is also regularly lecturer of several programs in the TCDR area in Spanish prestigious universities such as Complutense and San Pablo-CEU.