Grant Thornton promotes five to partner

Grant Thornton has promoted five to partner, three of them becoming equity partners, to reinforce Tax, Technological Consulting and Forensic areas, reaffirming its strategic commitment to internal promotion and development of its professionals

Juan Francisco Nasser becomes new partner in the Forensic area and Manuel Sanmartín, new partner in Technology and Innovation Consulting. In addition to this, Fernando Vírseda, Juan Martínez and José Antonio Justicia, from the Tax area, have been promoted to equity partners. All of them bring more skills and value to the market, at a time when professional advice is key to the recovery of many companies after the COVID-19. The firm´s partner structure embraces a two-tiered partnership structure with equity and non-equity partners.

Tax equity partners

Tax services, led by managing partner Eduardo Cosmen, now has three new equity partners with a long history at Grant Thornton.

Fernando Vírseda joined in 2007 and has more than 25 years of experience in Tax advice and planning. He graduated in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is a member of the Madrid Bar Association and holds a Master’s degree in Taxation and Financial Accounting from the CEF.

Juan Martínez, who joined the firm at the end of 2007, has been advising national and foreign clients on international Tax and transfer pricing matters for more than 20 years. He has a degree in Law and several in-depth studies in his areas of expertise, as well as a Master’s degree in International Taxation and transfer pricing, both in Spain and abroad.

Toni Justicia has a broad background in international company consultancy and experience in hundreds of transactions in the areas of Planning, Restructuring and Due Diligence. He graduated in Law from the Universidad de Barcelona, with more than 22 years’ experience in providing advice.

Forensic and Consulting partners

Juan Francisco Nasser joined the Forensic team in 2015, a line of work led by the Financial Advisory managing partner Ramón Galcerán, with partner Fernando Lacasa as the head of the speciality. He started his professional career in 2003 at KPMG, both in New York and Madrid. Besides, he was a manager in the M&A department of Indra for five years, where he participated in numerous transactions in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Nasser specializes in the preparation of economic, financial and accounting analyses for the resolution of complex disputes in Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation and Transactions. He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Virginia (USA), a Master’s degree in Financial Management from IE Business School and is a member of the Spanish Arbitration Club.

In 2014, Manuel Sanmartín joined Grant Thornton’s Business Innovation Consulting line, directed by managing partner Antonio García-Lozano. From there, he has worked for large multinationals in sectors as diverse as defence, automotive or Banking, in the management of complex projects in different areas of these organizations, such as Finance, Commercial, Regulation and Compliance or Technology.

Sanmartín has more than 15 years of experience in the area of Business Consulting and also has extensive knowledge in multiple traditional and cutting-edge technologies, which has allowed him to successfully implement high-value projects for organizations. Previously, he worked as Financial director at Grupo Ascia. He has a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca and is a Project Manager.

In the picture, from left to right Juan Francisco Nasser, Manuel Sanmartín, Fernando Virseda, Juan Martínez and José Antonio Justicia.

Grant Thornton promotes five to partner

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