Francisco joined JHA as an Associate in October 2018, having previously spent over nine years in private practice both in the UK and Venezuela. He advises and represents multinational companies in relation to tax and transfer pricing matters.

Francisco has particular experience of international and EU tax law matters, and tax-related disputes under international investment treaties or long-term concession agreements providing for tax stabilisation. He guides international investors through complex cross-border transactions, particularly those involving large scale energy, infrastructure or construction projects.

Francisco is knowledgeable of the oil and gas, infrastructure, sports, and media industries, and is very experienced in matters relating to Latin America. He is bilingual English and Spanish.

He is regularly invited to be a guest lecturer in the EU Tax Law and Transfer Pricing modules in the LLM Programme at King’s College London.


Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, 2018

Admitted as an abogado in Venezuela, 2007


King’s College London – LLM, (Distinction); Dickson Poon School of Law Prize for International Tax Law; Worshipful Company Tax Advisers Prize.

IE Law School - LLM

Universidad Catolica Andres Bello – LLB


The Danish Supreme Court decides the Fidelity case

The Fidelity case concerned claims brough by three undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) for the repayment of Danish withholding tax on dividends received from companies resident in Denmark between 2000 and 2009. The Supreme Court rejected the claims on the grounds that the Fidelity UCITS did not fulfil the conditions for the exemption provided by Danish law.

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The CFC group finance exemption: EC’s final decision

The EC has finally found that the group financing exemption in TIOPA 2010 Part 9A Chapter 9 involves unlawful state aid. The main change is that it now accepts that the exemption is justified as a proxy for the complex tracing exercise required by the UK capital criterion in TIOPA 2010 Part 9A Chapter 5.

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