Héctor Pérez Tapia joins Selier Abogados as managing partner of the tax law department. With this appointment, the Madrid-based firm strengthens an area that, since its inception, has been a fundamental pillar for the consolidation and expansion of the firm.
With a degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid, and with master’s degrees and certifications from the Instituto de Empresa, the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts (IEAF) and the European Financial Planning Association, Pérez Tapia has almost two decades of experience in tax matters, with a high level of specialisation in tax and estate planning for large fortunes, M&A transactions and tax advice to business groups.
“As managing partner of the tax department, it is my fundamental objective to provide a quality, rigorous and diligent service to all our clients, with the aim of placing this area and the firm itself among the leading firms in the spanish legal sector”, says the lawyer in reference to his imminent incorporation.
The lawyer has worked in law firms such as Deloitte or Cuatrecasas and in private banking entities such as BANIF, Santander Private Banking or CoreCapital Finanzas. His professional career also includes his work as a teacher. He currently teaches on a master’s degree at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, in various professional associations and, previously, at the Universidad Carlos Tercero. He has also published numerous technical publications in the field of tax law.
For Pérez Tapia, the large volume of recently approved tax legislation will imply, in the short term, the need to be extremely cautious in complying with the regulations in order to avoid inefficiencies for companies and individuals. “I especially believe that in the next six months we will have a great deal of conflict and planning possibilities with regard to the temporary solidarity tax on large fortunes, as far as individual taxpayers are concerned. Furthermore, and from a business point of view, the new taxes on the energy and financial sectors will also represent a large volume of high value resources”.
This forecast is shared by Pilar Jaquete, managing partner of Selier Abogados, for whom 2023 will be a particularly relevant year in the tax sphere. “All the regulatory changes, present and future, will pose a challenge not only for companies and individuals, but also for professionals in the legal sector. We have before us the enormous challenge of trying to protect the interests of our clients and to offer them a full legal shield that guarantees the success and tax optimisation of their operations”, he points out.
Regarding the incorporation of the new managing partner of the tax department, Jaquete is “convinced that his eminently practical approach”, as well as “his proven experience in the legal and financial sector, will be a great boost to consolidate the strategic lines of Selier Abogados”, whose growth and expansion have been constant since its launch.