Founding Partner of Hive Legal since 2017, Alvaro Lobato is in charge of the International Tax Practice of the firm.
Prior joining Hive Legal, he was Senior Manager of the International Private Client Department at KPMG and Associate of the Tax Department of RCD-DWF, being codirector of the Tax team of the Madrid Office.
Member of the Madrid BAR Association, with over 15 years of experience, he has developed his career advising international groups, financial institution, investment funds and Family Offices with International and local tax matters.
Alvaro has been lecture at the Swiss Financial Institute and author of several publications and technical books about Spanish Taxes.
He is also well known in the new Spanish economy, supporting start-ups to rise to the next level, from seed to unicorns, having a business partner approach, providing advice to Investors and founders. Alvaro is an independent advisor of the Board of Directors of several companies.
Alvaro’s main areas of practice are: International and local tax planning, Merger and Acquisition, Tax structuring for corporates and individuals, Private Banking & Tax litigation.
We are a concentrated team that seeks creative solutions to complex legal problems with a proactive approach that is both time and cost efficient. Our practice is built upon technical excellence, integrity and commitment resulting in long term trusting relationships. We fully integrate into our clients’ strategy acting as business partners and valuable team members.
Tax and Corporate
Our team of experts advise on all areas related to tax and commercial law, accounting both nationally in Spain and for an international scope. Hive Legal focuses also on tax planning and tax litigation.
We define, implement and supervise the tax policy for the companies and corporations as well as tax governance and transfer pricing policies.
Working hand to hand with our Corporate Department, we advise on design and implementation of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, stock exchanges and due diligence process.
In collaboration with the main financial entities and international Family Offices we carry out financial and tax planning services.
Venture Capital & Start Up
We have great experience advising Venture Capital, Business Angels and Project Developers in the different phases of investment and disinvestment.