Belén Palao Bastardés
Belén is the person that founded bln palao abogados in May 2014. Prior to that, she has been the practice leader of the Customs and Excise Duties service line at Deloitte Asesores Tributarios, S.L. for more than seven years.
Bachelor in Law by the Madrid Autonomous University, she also has a LLM in fiscal/ tax matters by the Instituto de Empresa of Madrid (IE) and a MBA in International Trade Master by the Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comercio Internacional (CESCI), belonging to the Economics Faculty as part of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
She is French bilingual and speaks fluently English and German. As from 2007, she has been lecturer at the Club de la Energía where she teaches the session related to the hydrocarbon tax.
She has published several articles in the press and has been awarded as one of the best Spanish lawyers for indirect tax matters by the International Tax Review (June 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions) and has been recently recognized as one of the women tax leaders in Spain by the Interantional Tax Review (October 2015).
As of 2000, she belongs to the Madrid Bar Association and also to the Spanish Tax Advisors Association (AEDAF). In February 2015 she was appointed as member of the Indirect Tax Committee belonging to the AEDAF.