Garrigues appoints two new co-heads of Catalonia, Aragón and Balearic Islands

Garrigues has appointed Miriam Barrera and Óscar de Santiago as the new joint partners in charge of Catalonia, Aragón and the Balearic Islands


The two new co-heads, from Garrigues´Barcelona office, replace Tax partner Fernando Rey, who headed that region since 1998. All three have spent most of their professional career at Garrigues

Miriam Barrera (pictured) is a Tax partner and heads the Tax practice in the Financial sector, as well as the Accounting law practice in the Barcelona office. With a degree in law from Universidad de Barcelona, she is an expert in the Tax treatment of M&A deals, taxation under the consolidated tax regime and in Accounting law, among other areas. She provides recurring Tax advice on the main M&A and internal Restructuring transactions performed by companies. She is also a member, representing the Garrigues Foundation, of the Board of Trustees and Governing Board of Fundació IDEC, Barcelona School of Management.

Óscar de Santiago (pictured) is the head partner of Garrigues’ Corporate/Commercial department in Barcelona. He specializes in Real Estate, both in its most traditional sense as well as its Financial dimension. He provides advice to Spanish and foreign clients on the acquisition, management and availability of Real Estate assets. He has a degree in law from Universidad de Barcelona, a postgraduate in Commercial and Common Law from University of Essex (United Kingdom) and a Master’s Degree in Property and Financial Law from Universidad de Barcelona. He currently coordinates and teaches the Real Estate module of the Specialist Master’s Degree in International Business Law at Esade, and was an associate lecturer at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

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