Major Cases

Del Canto Chambers has successfully provided tax and legal advice in over 500 international cases. We offer International tax and legal services to private clients and businesses in the UK, Spain, the Middle East and Latin America.

Del Canto Chambers has an extensive network of partners around the world to support the interests of our clients. As a specialist international tax and legal firm, Del Canto Chambers is part of The Leading Edge Alliance, a network of 215 firms with 586 offices in over 100 countries.

Spanish Property Investments

Our dedicated legal team (who are dual-qualified in both Spain and the UK) provides Tax & Legal advice regarding the acquisitions and sales of residential and commercial properties in Spain. The largest acquisition we have worked on involved the sale of a €160m property. From straight-forward private acquisitions to complex corporate acquisitions, we have dealt with a wide variety of issues involving the application of the double tax treaty between Spain and the UK, including numerous tax investigations and dealing with the litigation process when this arises.

We have advised several families in England and abroad who own properties in Spain via offshore structures and trusts, providing restructuring solutions which fully comply with Spanish regulations.

Our latest operations include the restructuring of development lands as well as a boutique hotel owned by offshore companies via a single Spanish company with UK shareholders.

Acquisition of Edificio Plaza España Madrid

We advised one of the investors and main international shareholders in the acquisition of this iconic €160m Madrid’s skyscraper:

Corporate Cases

We have worked on several corporate cases including:

Grupo PRISA, the largest media group in the Spanish-speaking world (2013-2018): Securing and negotiating a capital investment by Qatari investor Sheikh Khalid al Thani for Grupo PRISA, which exceeded €120m.

AS, the largest sports newspaper in the Spanish-speaking world (2016-2017): Setting up AS in Arabic (2017). Representing AS in a joint venture between Grupo PRISA and the Qatari media group, Dar Al Sharq.

Huffington Post (2014-2016): Advising on all legal and tax implications of a joint venture between Integral Media group and Arianna Huffington at Huffington Post to publish Huffpost Arabi.

Novo Cinemas Master Franchise project (2014): Project managing the project to re-brand Grand Cinemas, the largest Cinema chain in the Middle East, and franchise it as Nova Cinema.

Al Sharq Forum Foundation, Geneve and Istambul (2014): Setting up a non-profit think tank in Geneva dedicated to promoting a dialogue between the Middle East and Europe.

Gulf Film & Grand Cinemas acquisition (Dec. 2012): Advising on final completion and the governance framework for Qatar Media’s acquisition of Gulf Film and Grand Cinemas.

Art Aids Foundation, Netherlands, Thailand and Spain (2006): Setting up Art Aids as a foundation.

Jani King EU Master Franchise (2005–2007): Advise on the Intellectual Property Tax & Legal strategy and business development plan in Europe. Including the IP SPV and licensing agreements’ model.

Sunseekers Yacht Group Restructuring (2002–2003): Restructuring of EU operations for the Group, including merging international operations.

Specsavers Group restructuring (1999–2000): Group Restructuring and tax advisory services, following a VAT inspection.

Observatorio de Habla Hispana: Conducting the negotiations between the London School of Economics and El País to create Observatorio de Habla Hispana in London (2017).

We advised the claimant on a $150m arbitration case in London with a royal family member based in a Middle Eastern country.

Turnkey Project management

Del Canto Chambers offers a turnkey project management approach with a full-service support solution, including decision-making protocols and timelines.

We have worked with a variety of projects in Spain, Middle East and Latin America, advising European and American companies. Our team is able to offer turn key solutions managing the whole project with our local partners.

Del Canto Chambers assists clients in structuring a wide range of transactions, from private equity deals to corporate acquisitions. A turnkey project management approach allows us to incorporate multiple local partner to ensure a successful implementation. Our firm will help you navigate through the transactional process coordinating the different professionals involved. View major cases

As members of The Leading Edge Alliance, we work with local auditing firms assisting with tax audits and general compliance. We work collaboratively with LEA Global firms, with a strong focus on client service.

The partner in the original engagement stays involved throughout the work to ensure you experience a seamless service. That connection provides consistency and intimate client knowledge, expertise and proactive advisory services.