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Freshfields announces new promotion: María Mera, new tax counsel

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) has announced the promotion of tax specialist María Mera to counsel*.

Based in Madrid, María has 20 years of professional career at Freshfields.  She is the main point of contact for domestic and international financial institutions and banks on tax led and consultancy work, financial products, equities and derivatives markets. She also advises on a broad range of tax matters, including cross-border corporate and finance transactions, tax litigation and investigations.

Silvia Paternain, partner and head of tax practice group in Spain, said: “Congratulations to our new tax counsel. This promotion recognises her significant talent, hard work, client commitment and contribution to the global tax practice and the firm. Her promotion demonstrates the strength of our practice and contributes to the consolidation of our offering on the most complex cross-border transactions, which is critical to helping our clients navigate the ongoing complexities of the tax, legal and business landscape.”

María’s promotion, effective from 1 May 2022, is made alongside the promotion of 39 new counsel from across 19 offices and all practice groups at Freshfields. 


For more information contact: Maite Cuerda Business Development Manager,

E T +34 917 00 37 00

Notes for editors

María has a Law and Business Administration degree Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE, E-3).

The role of counsel is the most senior legal role in the firm below that of partner.  The key requirements for the role are that an individual has exceptional legal expertise and excels in providing a professional service to clients. This appointment recognises the significant talent and hard work shown by the senior lawyer and his/her contribution to the continuous development and success of Freshfields.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world's leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on ground-breaking and business-critical mandates. Our 2,500 plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading local firms.  Our commitment, local and multi-national expertise and business know-how means our clients rely on us when it matters most.

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