Iván Rabanillo is a tax counsel based in Madrid and for more than 15 years he has been advising multinational groups, financial institutions and private equity sponsors in some of the most sophisticated and cutting-edge transactional tax matters in the Spanish marketplace, advising on Spanish and international tax aspects of cross-border M&A, financing transactions, capital markets offerings and restructuring transactions. He holds an LLB degree from the Universidade Salvador (Brazil) and a master’s degree in taxation from the Universitat de Barcelona (Spain). In addition, Mr Rabanillo holds an LLM degree in international taxation from New York University School of Law (having pursued such studies after being awarded a full merit scholarship by the La Caixa Foundation, one of the most prestigious scholarship programmes in Spain). He joined Latham & Watkins in 2009, and he worked previously at Arthur Andersen (in Brazil), Garrigues Abogados (in Spain) and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (in New York). He is a recommended lawyer by The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 (and praised as an ‘authentic tax artisan’ therein), Latin Lawyer 250 2015 and Tax Directors Handbook 2015. He is admitted to practise law in Spain, Brazil and the state of New York.