Cuatrecasas hires Joaquín Huelin as Tax Partner


Cuatrecasas hires Joaquín Huelin as Tax Partner
Cuatrecasas hires Joaquín Huelin as Tax Partner
  • Renowned legal expert developed career as senior judge in Judicial Review Division of Spanish Supreme Court

Cuatrecasas will hire Joaquín Huelin Martínez de Velasco as a new partner in the firm with effect from July 1, thus strengthening its Tax Practice.

Mr. Huelin is a member of the Spanish judiciary and has been a senior judge of the Judicial Review Division of the Spanish Supreme Court since 2008. With a clear international vision, he specializes in EU law and his profile reflects the current trend in judiciary strategy to place judges at the center of legal activities.

His extensive career as a judge began in 1983 in the courts of Torrelavega (Cantabria), Cangas del Narcea (Asturias) and Arévalo (Ávila). In 1987, he was appointed senior judge in the Judicial Review Division of the High Court of Justice of Madrid and in the Court of Appeal.

He has also been chief senior judge of the Technical Office of the Supreme Court and counsel at the Constitutional Court and at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

In his own words, "Joining a renowned firm like Cuatrecasas is an excellent opportunity for me to contribute to the legal community, through the private sector, based on my experience in a judicial institution such as the Supreme Court, which now occupies the epicenter of our country’s legal activity, thanks to its members’ effort and commitment.”

Mr. Huelin has lectured at both public institutions (National Distance Education University, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Judicial School of Madrid, Academy of European Law) and private institutions (Escuela Libre de Derecho y Economía). He currently co-directs the Master in Tax Consultancy at the School of Legal Practice, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

“The addition of Joaquín Huelin will give our tax team qualitative impetus. His extensive experience and high standing in the Spanish judiciary will bring experience and leadership to such a complex practice,” highlights Cuatrecasas Senior Partner, Rafael Fontana.