Ramon is the Head of the International Tax and Transfer Pricing practice at EY Abogados. He joined EY at 2006, based in the Madrid office.
Ramon became member of the High Official of the Finance and Tax Service in 1997. Prior to joining EY, he was senior advisor for International Tax to the Secretary of State for Finance at the Spanish Ministry of Finance (2001 and 2002). At the Spanish State Tax Administration, Ramón was the Head of the Advanced Pricing Agreement Programme (2003-2006).
Ramón has a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Complutense, Madrid, having specialised in International Taxation at Instituto de Estudios Fiscales, Madrid.
He has broad experience in assisting multinationals in international tax and transfer pricing designs, supply chain solutions, and controversy procedures. His professional activity is always aimed at partnering business strategies, finance and global taxation.
He is honored to serve the major Spanish multinational enterprises in a variety of industries such as energy, banking, telecommunications, consumer products and retail and infrastructures. He counts on significant experience advising US and European multinationals during tax and audit process as well as on APA's. Ramon has successfully led a number of tax settlement procedures finalized with disclosure filings before the Security and Exchange Commission in the US, given its accounting and public relevance.
Ramon has extensive number of publications and collaborations with the most prestigious institutions. Additionally, he has been a professor for a number of transfer pricing seminars and master's degrees in Universities and business schools such as "Universidad de Navarra", "Universidad Rey Juan Carlos" and "Instituto de Estudios Fiscales".
He has been appointed by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers ranking in Spain for several years.
Selected as Tier 1, Spain by World Transfer Pricing 2016 (Third Edition) TP Week's directory as follows: "The transfer pricing department at EY Spain operates as part of one of the largest networks of tax professionals in the world, strengthening its ability to provide multijurisdictional assistance to international clients with efficiency and confidence. Under the leadership of Ramón Palacín Sotillos, EY's Spanish transfer pricing team offers a full range of services which encompasses transfer pricing planning and documentation, APA negotiation, business model optimisation to promote compliance with local and international legislation, risk management and comprehensive transfer pricing analysis".