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Iñigo Aguirrezabala

Partner  |  Cuatrecasas
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Spain

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Asset holding structures
Tax

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

During the last year, one of the most interesting technical issues that I have advised on was the applicability of the tax treaties signed by Spain, under Article 4, to a resident under the Spanish "inpatriate" preferred tax regime. I have also advised on the pre-immigration tax structure for a Peruvian UHNWI moving to Spain that had multiple assets and structures in different jurisdictions.

How did you get into private client?

I started my career with a partner that focused on family-owned businesses. I then worked for two years in private banking for a wealth planner. When I went back into law, I did a combination of both– and decided to concentrate my efforts on private client.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

I would advise them to focus on the clients and anticipate their needs, since the clients and their legal well-being are the most important thing to our profession. I would also advise them to acquire as much international legal knowledge as possible.

What is your favourite quote?

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Snowboarding, sailing, biking and gastronomy.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Estimar, a seafood restaurant in Barcelona.