Ivan Rabanillo is a partner in the Tax Department of Latham & Watkins' Madrid office. He advises Spanish multinational groups and international investors in Spanish and international tax aspects of sophisticated cross-border M&A, financing transactions, capital markets offerings, and restructuring transactions, dealing with cutting-edge tax structuring issues.

Mr. Rabanillo regularly advises, among others, on the following areas:

  • Transactional Tax
  • International Tax
  • Latin America Practice

He is qualified to practice in Spain, Brazil, and in the United States (New York).


Ranked as Next Generation Partner by Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Ranked by Chambers Europe 2022

Mr. Rabanillo’s experience includes advising:

  • Repsol in the sale of its upstream business in Ecuador to New Stratus Energy
  • EIG in the acquisition of a 25% stake in Repsol Upstream, a newly-formed global oil and gas exploration and production company, for US$4.8 billion
  • CVC in its €2 billion strategic investment in LaLiga to set in motion LaLiga Impulso, a project to boost the global growth of LaLiga and its clubs
  • Seaya and Cathay in the sale of their respective stake in Glovo to Delivery Hero
  • IMG in the acquisition of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament and the Acciona Open de España golf tournament
  • Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company in its agreement with the Castel Group and AB InBev Africa Holdings to jointly operate the Coca-Cola bottling business in Algeria
  • Wallbox in its in US$1.5 billion deSPAC Merger with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. II
  • The lenders in the €10 billion financing for Cellnex, Europe's leading independent operator of wireless telecommunications
  • Danish listed company Demant A/S in the acquisition of the audiology, electro-medicine and otolaryngology business of Audifon, a Spanish leading audiology group
  • The lenders in relation to the debt refinancing of Spanish olive oil giant Deoleo, a portfolio company of CVC
  • Enagás in its co-investment (alongside with Blackstone and GIC) to acquire US listed group Tallgrass for approximately US$1.5 billion
  • Värde Partners in the acquisition of an additional 49% stake of WiZink for €1.1 billion
  • The Carlyle Group in the:
    • Acquisition of a majority stake in Codorniú for €390 million
    • IPO of Applus Services, S.A. for €1.2 billion
  • The Initial Purchasers in a bond offering carried out by Haya Real Estate for €475 million
  • IFM Investors in the acquisition of OHL Concesiones for €2.8 billion

Bar Qualification

  • Brazil (Advogado)
  • New York
  • Spain (Abogado)


  • LL.M., New York University, 2007
  • Master in Taxation, Universidad de Barcelona, 2003
  • BA (Law), Universidade Salvador, 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese