Montserrat is the head of the transfer pricing practice in Spain and former leader of KPMG's transfer pricing services for the EMA Region. In 2014, she became the Managing Partner of KPMG Tax and Legal in Catalonia.
Montserrat works closely with the transfer pricing and international tax global leadership, where she is involved in a variety of international tax projects for global clients. She closely follows and participates in EU and OECD projects on transfer pricing and related international issues. She also assists the local EMA transfer pricing teams in developing their practice.
Before joining KPMG, she had a distinguished career as a senior tax official in the Spanish Revenue Service. She was co-director of international and non-residents taxation having basically responsibilities in negotiating APAs, and also actively participated in the drafting of the Spanish transfer pricing legislation.
As tax official, Montserrat represented Spain at the OECD transfer pricing working party 6 for twelve years and participated in different subgroups. She was Vice Chair of the dispute resolution subgroup which reviewed Article 25 of the Model Tax Convention and introduced arbitration and was also an active member of the thin capitalization subgroup.
She was deeply involved in the EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum being appointed Vice-Chair in 2002. In this role, she actively promoted the work on the Code of conducts on the arbitration convention and the European transfer Pricing documentation as well as other projects on APA and intra group services. She was selected as an advisor for the Inter American Development Bank in various projects on the modernization of international tax departments in several Latin-American countries as well as on the design of a transfer pricing Model for Central-American countries.
As a tax advisor, Montserrat has been distinguished by the European Chambers particularly for her work in APAs where she has assisted numerous clients from different sectors and negotiated with success both unilateral and bilateral APA with counterparts from Europe, US, and ASPAC. She also specializes in the litigation of complex transfer pricing cases and the resolution of double taxation. She has been included in the Best Lawyers list published in Spain consistently every year since 2008.
Montserrat is at present, member of the list of independent persons of standing appointed by the Spanish Government eligible to become a member of the Advisory Commission for the European Arbitration Convention. She has also been selected as standing Chairperson in a potential arbitration panel to eliminate the double taxation under the US/ German Double Tax Convention.
Montserrat is a visiting professor at Instituto de Estudios Fiscales and ESADE, a leading private university in business studies. She is also a frequent public speaker and contributor to articles and books( among others, BNA with bimonthly articles, Convenios Fiscales Internacionales y Fiscalidad de la Unión Europea, (in cooperation), Manual de Fiscalidad Internacional (in cooperation), Fiscalidad de las operaciones vinculadas. (in cooperation).