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Carlos Gabarro, Partner | +34 93 241 4522


Meet Carlos

In 1994 Carlos Gabarró began his professional career as a tax advisor and, in 1998, he joined the international tax and private client practices at Garrigues & Andersen. In 2000 Carlos joined Ernst & Young (EY) where he held several leading positions, moving to New York in 2005 to lead the EY Spanish desk in the US. After returning from the States in 2008, Carlos was appointed EY’s Mediterranean Market Leader (Spain, Italy and Portugal) for its international tax practice. Carlos left EY in 2012 to become the co-managing partner of ALTALEX.

Carlos advises both medium-sized groups as well as major multinationals on tax issues on transactions and their investments in Spain as well as other countries, in Mergers & Acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, holding and financing structures, intangibles assets management and tax-efficient value chain restructurings. He has worked in collaboration with both local and foreign groups and top-tier multinationals such as Abertis, Almirall, Altran, Avon, BASF, BMW, Bunge, CRH, DirecTV, Host Hotels & Resorts, Hugo Boss, Feld Entertainment, International Paper, Lear Corporation, Lidl, Royal Caribbean, Sinopec or Walt Disney, some of which remain as ongoing clients.

Carlos divides his working time between his professional and academic duties and as such, he is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences in different countries, a lecturer and professor of international tax in universities and private institutions as well as author of several Spanish and foreign publications.


  • Partner?ALTALEX ?December 2012 – Present ?
  • Executive Director - International Tax Services?Ernst & Young ?March 2000 – July 2012 ?
  • Senior Tax Consultant, International Tax and Family Business practices?Garrigues ?March 1998 – March 2000 ?
  • Tax Advisor?M. Pavón & Asociados, SL ?September 1994 – March 1998 ?

Professional Affiliations/Certifications

Carlos has been ranked as a leading tax lawyer in Spain by Chambers & Partners.

Educational Background

Masters in Taxation/Tax Consultancy?Centro de Estudios Financieros in Barcelona (1997)

Bachelor of Business Administration & Master of Business Administration?European University of Brussels (1994)