Jose Aguilar Shea is a partner in the Tax Strategy & Benefits Practice in our Madrid office.

He has extensive experience advising national and international corporations and individuals on the taxation aspects of their investments in Spain. His practice includes the organization and structuring of complex transactions of businesses and real estate assets. He assists with negotiating and implementing contracts, mergers, acquisitions and similar transactions, as well as joint venture agreements. Jose is also well versed in the tax matters arising out of fast-growth technology companies through their entire life cycles, working closely with founders and outside investors to guide clients through the challenging early and growth stages of development.

He also has ample experience advising, with a proactive problem-solving approach, high net worth individuals and families on their wealth planning, and works regularly with family offices, providing comprehensive advice to help preserve and grow clients’ assets and protect their legacy for future generations. He advises on inheritance planning and acquisitions, donations, family wealth and businesses succession planning, partners’ compensation, financial instruments and investment management.

Jose is a key member of our Brazil desk and is actively involved in cross-border transactions with Latin America.

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  • Providing tax advice to Spanish multinational groups on their international business operations.
  • Advising foreign international groups on Spanish acquisitions and business operations in Spain.
  • Advising on re-domestication of Spanish companies abroad and vice versa.
  • Providing tax advice to foreign groups implementing international investment structures in Spain under the application of the special ETVE holding regime.
  • Advising on national and international business restructurings.
  • Providing legal and tax advice on the implementation of business operations in Brazil.
  • Providing tax advice to EU pension funds claiming refund for dividend withholding taxes triggered in Spain based on the application of EU principles.
  • Advising international artists and sportsmen on tax issues.
  • Providing tax advice on international assignment of employees.
  • Advising on the application of tax benefits for expatriates and impatriates.


  • Financial Studies Center, Master in Taxation, 2007
  • University Autonoma of Madrid, Law Degree, 2006
  • University Autonoma of Madrid, Business Degree, 2006


  • Madrid, 2006


  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese

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