Florentino Carreño

Partner  |  Cuatrecasas


Estates: Planning

Private Banking

Tax Advisory

Office Location


Short Biography

Based in Madrid, Florentino is a partner at the Spanish law firm Cuatrecasas, is an expert in cross-border wealth structuring, intergenerational planning, and double taxation treaty application. Focusing on advising individuals, family offices, and international clients, he specializes in succession planning and investments in Spain. He developed his career at the firm’s London office during four years. An academician of The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, he is currently its past president. He is also an international fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. This experience has enabled him to acquire in-depth knowledge of common law wealth structures. He lectures in the Master in European Union Law at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) being a member of the program's academic board and international tax and estate planning- in the masters in tax at UC3M and Universidad de Navarra in Madrid

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

Filandon restaurant in Madrid

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

You board a train at the station not wherever you want.

What was your first job?

Junior Accountant at Arthur Andersen Auditors

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes. Its content and teachings remain perfectly applicable nowadays.

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

The world is becoming smaller and smaller. International tax planning will continue to grow. The families looking more to personal security, asset protection and services than to taxes. .