Major Cases Tax and Legal
Joint ventures as corporate alliances are growing rapidly, as businesses are increasingly collaborating with other companies – pooling their resources and expertise to develop new services or products, expand into different markets or increase operational capabilities.
AS, the largest sports newspaper in the Spanish-speaking world (2016-2017): Setting up Diario AS in Arabic (2017). Representing AS in a joint venture between Grupo PRISA and the Qatari media group, Dar Al Sharq.
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.
Art Aids Foundation, Netherlands, Thailand and Spain (2006): Setting up Art Aids as a foundation.
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).
Legal and tax advice for top-flight international football teams like Tottenham Hotspur and Valencia.
Del Canto advised on the consolidation of 3 Gibraltar businesses and merged them into a single Spanish company.
Del Canto Chambers advised Qatar Media on the acquisition of Gulf Film and Grand Cinemas, making it the largest film distributor and cinema operator in the Middle East.
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.
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.
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.
Del Canto Chambers has helped hundreds of British private clients with Spanish mortgages make successful claims against Spanish banks who used floor clauses or other unfair terms
We advised a Middle Eastern client on a SOCIMI acquisition of the Plaza España building in Madrid.
Sunseeker Yacht Group Restructuring (2002–2003): Restructuring of EU operations for the Group, including merging international operations.
We advised Taylor Woodrow (later known as Taylor Wimpy) on the restructuring of their Spanish operations.
Advising in International arbitration case in London, according to English arbitration rules, resulting from a commercial contractual dispute between two Gulf located citizens.
Advised Smart Design Worldwide
On how to expand its operations into Europe and set up a Barcelona office.
Turnkey Project management
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.
We work with local auditing firms assisting with tax audits and general compliance.