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Sunday, February 5, 2023
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Freshfields promotes Tax counsel in Madrid

Freshfields has promoted Madrid office Tax senior associate María Mera to counsel, as part of the firm´s global round of promotions

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After skipping partner promotions this year in Madrid, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced the promotion of 39 new counsel from across all regions and practice groups, including the one of Tax senior associate María Mera. 

According to the firm, “they are all outstanding lawyers and reflect the diversity and scope of our collective expertise and depth across sectors, markets and practice areas.”

Freshfields senior partner, Georgia Dawson, commented: “Congratulations to all our new counsel. These promotions recognise their significant talent, hard work and contribution to our clients, colleagues and to the firm. We wish them every success in their new roles.”

María, who joined the firm in 2002, advises major investment banks and financial institutions on Tax led and consultancy work, financial products, equities and derivatives markets.  She also advises on a broad range of transactions, including corporate cross-border transactions, structured finance, real estate investments as well as tax litigation and investigations.

She holds a Law and Business Administration degree from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE – E3) and is a coach at the Master´s degree in Access to the Legal Profession at Universidad de Navarra.

She has been part of the teams advising AFME and its members on the Spanish Financial Transaction Tax and on the drafting of the Equities Indemnity Protocol, Credit Suisse group on the transfer of its broker dealer business into Spain in the context of Brexit, and HOCHTIEF on its acquisition (alongside ACS and Atlantia) of toll-road operator Abertis, among other recent deals.

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