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Andersen Tax & Legal in Spain Welcomes Partners Carlos Mínguez and Belén Palao

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The BLN Palao Abogados team has been incorporated as part of the firm's commitment to the specialization and reinforcement of this area which is considered strategic in the coming years. Carlos Mínguez joins the firm from Uría Menéndez toghether with three lawyers and he will lead the Pablic Law department in the Valencia office

Andersen Tax & Legal has incorporated Belén Palao and Carlos Mínguez as partners to promote the áreas of Customs and Special Taxes and Public and Regulatory Law.

Specifically, the firm integrates BLN Palao Abogados, with Belén Palao at the head, who joins as Partner in the Tax Law department, which is headed by María Olleros, to lead the firm’s VAT, Customs and Special Taxes legal services of the firm in Spain.

Specialized in customs, special taxes, indirect taxation and environmental and energy taxation, Belén Palao has a professional career of nearly 20 years in which she has been part of Deloitte and BDO Abogados and by 2014 she founded her own firm, BLN Palao Abogados, from where she has worked with national and foreign clients advising mainly in the area of international trade and energy taxation, 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 , from 2012 to date.

Belén Palao holds a law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, a Master's Degree in Tax Consultancy from the Instituto de Empresa de Madrid (IE) and a MBA in International Trade from the Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comercio Internacional (CESCI) from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She joins the firm with a team made up by two professionals, Blanca García, Associate, and Jaime Suárez, lawyer.

Likewise, Andersen Tax & Legal has strengthened its area of Public and Regulatory Law in Valencia with the incorporation of a team of four professionals led by the lawyer Carlos Mínguez, who joins as Partner of the firm and head of this department in the Valencia office.

The new team, which comes from Uría Menéndez, is integrated into the area headed by José Vicente Morote at a national level and has four specialists in Public and Regulatory Law. In particular Carlos Morales, who joins as Director, Germán Galindo and Patricia Mendilibar, as Associates, join the firm toghether with Carlos Mínguez.

The new responsible of the Public Department in the Valencia office has a Law degree from the University of Valencia and a degree in High Public Management from IESE from the Universidad de Navarra. He has 20 years of experience in public contracting, public service management, área in which he has been recognised by the most important international directories such as Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers o Who is Who Legal. During his professional career he has also specialised in Port Legislation, mines and wáter.

Mínguez belongs to the Higher Body of State Civil Administrators on leave of absence and prior to his time at Uria Menendez he held different responsibilities in the General Administration of the State and in the Administration of the Generalitat Valenciana.

Jaime Olleros, Managing Partner of Andersen Tax & Legal in Spain, has valued the new partners's track record and claims that these incorporations allow the firm to "increase the portfolio of multi-disciplinary services bidding on specialization, which gives added value to customers”. "The project - he stressed - continues its expansion based on sustainable growth and the strong commitment to provide more opportunities for Andersen's professionals”.

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