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Jose Maria Duran

Global Head of Tax & Private Capital, Barcelona

Jose is a highly respected tax and wealth management expert with great experience throughout his productive career both in public and private sectors.
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José María was a founding partner of Spanish firm RCD. He has over 25 years of experience in tax and private wealth management and is specialized in corporate and commercial taxation, both at the national and international levels, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and restructuring, business collaboration, venture capital, financial structures and financial products, as well as the internationalization of companies and their taxation. 

Recognized for his experience in both the Spanish and international tax systems, José María regularly handles leading cross-border operations, as well as all types of tax procedures before banking authorities (e.g. Bank of Spain), the Spanish Tax Agency and numerous foreign entities.

José María has extensive experience in tax planning and in all kind of investments, as well as in advising on wealth restructuring and assets management for wealthy individuals, offering specific advice often tailored to the sports industry. His clients include important national and international financial institutions, investment funds, trust companies, family companies, private banking and other important financial institutions, as well as wealthy families and individuals with multiple national and international interests. These clients belong to a wide range of sectors, among them, the industrial, technological, banking, financial and telecommunications sectors, in addition to the infrastructural, sports and energy industries.

Professor of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), the College of Economists (CEC) and the College of Commercial Professionals. Also, he is the co-author of several books on corporate taxation and proceedings and restructuring.


  • Member on leave of absence of the Internal Revenue Service of Spain
  • Responsible for Tax Planning and member of the Technical Coordination Committee on Legal Aspects, Ernst & Young
  • Member of the European Commission Fiscalis-2000 Program


  • Chambers High Net Worth, Private Wealth, 2021

“He is an outstanding tax adviser with a global mindset.”

  • Chambers & Partners, 2019

“He represents clients in proceedings before the tax administrations and advises companies on tax optimisation structures, with notable activity on behalf of family offices.” 

  • Chambers & Partners, 2018

“He gets involved in the complex matters and explains everything in a way we can understand, not using technical jargon.”