Alberto is a partner and head of the tax team in Spain. He is a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience specialising in domestic, international and financial tax law. He has a wealth of experience in tax planning of domestic and international business restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and international financing structures in the private equity, energy, banking and real estate sectors.

Alberto advises on the tax analysis of derivatives and other financial products and of investments in collective investment schemes, venture capital and private equity funds. He also has expertise in tax planning and analysis of initial public offerings (IPOs); financing international structures; real estate investments; E-commerce; incentive schemes for executives; indirect taxation (VAT, Transfer Tax); and tax litigation.

Clients he has advised include, among others, EDP Group, Galp, Valencia Club de Fútbol, Bet 365, La Seda de Barcelona, Sonae, Nicolás Correa, PageGroup, Blue Marble, and Inapa. In the funds sector, his clients include Magnum Industrial Partners, Portobello Capital, MCH Private Equity, ABAC Capital, Asterion Industrial Partners, Arcano, Nauta Capital, Miura Partners, Q Energy, Altamar, Alantra, Moira Capital Partners, Qualitas Equity Partners, and the public fund Axis Participaciones Empresariales.


Highlighted deals include:

  • Advising several private equity firms on the tax structuring of their funds, including, among others, Asterion Industrial Partners, Portobello Capital, Magnum Industrial Partners, Alantra, Q Energy, Nazca Capital, Meridia Capital, Qualitas Equity Partners, Arcano, GPF Capital, Moira Capital Partners, GED Capital, MCH Private Equity, Miura Partners, Abante and Bestinver.
  • Advice to CAPZA on the tax matters related with its investments in Wm Clinics, Aercal, Ivnosys, La Finca and IFM Business School.
  • Advice to GED Capital, Magnum Industrial Partners, MCH Private Equity, and Alantra on the tax structuring of its secondary transactions.
  • Advice to Sonae on the tax structuring of its investments in Spain including Salsa, Ulabox, Losan and Perfumerías Arenal.
  • Advice to EDP Energias de Portugal and EDP Renováveis on the tax structuring of the €2.7 billion acquisition of Viesgo from Macquarie. 
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tier 3 in Tax by Chambers & Partners

"Alberto Ruano is very commercial."

Chambers & Partners

"He is very knowledgeable in the taxation of funds."

Chambers & Partners

“Alberto is trusted partner.”

Chambers & Partners

"He always responds quickly and efficiently to our requirements."

Chambers & Partners

  • Law and Economics Degree (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - ICADE)