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Belén Palao Bastardés

Belén Palao Bastardés

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Belén Palao is a Partner of Andersen and is part of the Tax Law Department in the Madrid office, leading the firm’s VAT, Customs and Special Taxes legal services in Spain.

Previously she worked at Deloitte and BDO Abogados. By 2014, she founded her own office, bln Palao Abogados, where she worked with national and foreign clients, advising mainly in the area of international trade and energy taxation.

Belén Palao has a professional career of nearly 20 years. She specializes in customs, special taxes, indirect taxation and environmental and energy taxation.

In addition, Belén Palao teaches VAT, customs, special and energy taxes at different public and private centers, having been recognized as one of the most influential tax women in Spain and as an expert in indirect taxation by the publication World Tax, since 2012.


  • Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

  • Master's Degree in Business Tax Consultancy, Instituto de Empresa de Madrid (IE)

  • MBA in International Trade, Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comercio Internacional (CESCI) of the Complutense University of Madrid

Academia and business

  • Madrid BAR Association, ICAM

  • Spanish Association of Tax Advisors (AEDAF)
  • Member of the Committee on Indirect Taxes of AEDAF, responsible for issues related to II.EE., tax related to energy issues, environmental taxes and customs


  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
  • German

Areas Agrifood Tax

Office Madrid

Telephone 917 813 300


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