KPMG Abogados Address: Edificio Torre Realia Plaza Europa, 41-43 08908 Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona) Tel.: +34 93 253 29 01
Educational background:Law Degree by ESADE University. Master in Tax Consultancy and Management, by ESADE University. Lawyer. Member of the Barcelona Bar Association.
Professional experience: Clara initiated her professional experience as attorney in a local renowned Spanish Law Firm, being focused in her first years as tax advisor to Spanish multinational clients on their day-to-day operations. Clara was incorporated in KPMG back in 2006. Upon joining KPMG, she was involved the first years in M&A tax, including tax Due Diligence work. Latter one, she started to focus on international tax planning, restructuring and cross-border acquisitions for large multinationals, as well as in providing tax structuring advice to foreign investors investing in Spain and Spanish multinational groups investing abroad. Clara works on a recurrent basis for a different number of real estate investment groups, including real estate investment funds and asset managers and local investment firms. Clara has wide experience leading the advice to international real estate investment funds with regards to transaction in Spain for the acquisition of real estate assets, in all relevant sectors (retail, office, residential, etc.) including tax structuring work as well as support on day-to-day maintenance of the real estate corporate structure and operations. Clara is also advising local and international groups that are investing in Spain through the Spanish REIT regime (the so-called SOCIMI regime), covering again tax structuring support as well as maintenance of the investment vehicle. Clara is also frequently involved in projects of tax advice in mergers and acquisitions and restructurings of Spanish companies and international groups. Clara is a frequent speaker in international tax events organized by KPMG. She also collaborates recurrently with academic institutions as speaker on international tax courses. Clara has been included in “The Best Lawyers in Spain” list in year 2020.
Practice Areas: Multinational clients in different sectors, including technological, gas, energy, public sector, infrastructures, and especially real estate industry and private equity firms.