State finance auditor on leave of absence; specialist in tax law, particularly in international taxation and transfer pricing.

Joan Hortalà advises business groups with a strong international profile, enabling them to be taxed in line with their value chain.

He started his career as a lecturer at the Universitat de Barcelona. From 1992 to 2002, he worked as state finance auditor and held several other positions, including national expert (European Commission), coordinator of the double-taxation treaties area (Directorate-General for Taxation), delegate of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance in the transfer pricing working group of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), chief inspector of the Barcelona tax authorities and member of the Company Tax Division of the Catalonian tax appeal board.

Before joining Cuatrecasas, he was head of Landwell’s international tax practice in Barcelona and directed the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Spanish desk in New York.

He lectures on international taxation in the bachelor of laws at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Barcelona). He speaks regularly at international conferences in Europe and America.

He is the author of several books and of over 60 articles in Spanish and international journals on international taxation, ecommerce, transfer pricing, and assets.

Training

  • Doctor of Economics
    Universitat de Barcelona, 1995

    Bachelor of Laws
    Spanish National Distance Education University, 1999

    Bachelor of Economics
    Universitat de Barcelona, 1988

    Postgraduate studies in Tax and Finance
    Bosch i Gimpera Foundation, Barcelona, 1991

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