Our Team

Jesús R. Ballesteros
abogado y economista

Jesús is Economist and Lawyer. He studied “Licenciatura de Economía´´ (Bussines and Financial Degree) at the University of Navarra, and is “Máster en Tributación´´ (Master Degree in Taxation) by Garrigues (Multinational Company of Legal Services), where he started to work at their office in Granada. After this, he worked for two well-known multinational companies, while he studied “Derecho´´ (Legal Degree) in Madrid until he finally opened Ruiz Ballesteros Lawyers and Tax Advisors at the beginning of 2006.

Jesús is a frequent collaborator of Radio Intereconomía at their program “Foro Fiscal´´, this program is based on tax advisement, Cadena Ser and Ondacero.

He wrote a Thesis at the University of Granada which he then defended before the correspondent court, obtaining the DEA in Financial and Tax Law. The title of his Thesis: “Intercambio internacional de información tributaria y Paraísos Fiscales´´ (International tax information exchange and Tax Heavens), this makes clear that he is one of the few that have delved into this aspect of the law, and this makes it easier for him to deal with all issues related to international taxation.

He is the author of the book “ Como rentabilizar tu declaración de la renta´´ (how to render your annual personal income-tax) and he is the ideologist and developer of the first legal App in Spain. Paxtum, where you can download models of all kind of legal documents.

Professor of the “Instituto Superior del Derecho y Economía´´ (Institute of Law and Economics) (ISDE), in the areas of Commercial Law and Tax and Financial Law, he is co-author of their theoretical books in both areas as well as their book of “practical cases” in Financial and Tax Law.

He is an expert in the Spanish taxation system, international taxation, and corporate-commercial law. He speaks English and is the Founder and Director of our company. Ruiz Ballesteros Lawyers and Tax Advisors.

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Laura Mesa
economista

Laura is Economist, has a University Degree in “Administración y Dirección de Empresas´´ (Business and Finance Degree) by the European University of Madrid, she has lived and worked as an accountant in London for 2 years, and she speaks English perfectly.

She started to work for Ruiz Ballesteros in 2009 and has a Master degree in “Asesoria Fiscal´´ (Tax Advise) by the ESESA Business School.

Laura is an expert in Tax Law and Accountancy, she leads the financial and accountancy control of all kind of companies, including Multinationals in Telecom industry, Inspections from Hacienda (Tax office), tax reports or appeals before the Spanish Tax office (Hacienda), this is part of her daily work at Ruiz Ballesteros.

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Jorge González
abogado

Jorge has a Degree in “Derecho´´ (Legal Degree) by the University of Granada, having prepared himself for 7 years, studying for the Exam Entrance Government for the Estate Body of Registers for both Commercial and Property Register.

Jorge worked for two years at a prestigious, recognized legal service multinational company like Garrigues (Multinational Company of Legal Services), and for another Law firm until 2013, when he then became part of our team and started to work for our Corporate-Commercial Legal department at Ruiz Ballesteros.

He is considered an expert in the Commercial, Corporate and Civil Legal areas, and counts with a wide experience in all kind of demands and legal defense, especially in base mortgage clauses, as well as the drafting of all kind of legal reports and documents.

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Macarena Ruiz
Abogada

Macarena has studied “ Derecho´´ (Legal Degree) and a Master for “Finanzas´´ (Finances) by the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as a “Máster en Asesoría Jurídica de Empresas´´ (Master in Legal Corporate Advice) by Garrigues (Multinational Company of Legal Services).

She started her career working for the ACS group at their offices in New York (USA) in their accountancy department, she came back to Spain to work for the legal contracting department for Mahou – San Miguel and she became part of our team at Ruiz Ballesteros Lawyers and Tax Advisors in 2013.

She is an expert in Commercial Contracting and Property Investments, and is part of our Corporate-Commercial Department, speaks English and counts with a wide experience in legal defense.

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Ana Rodríguez
economista

Ana has a Degree in “Ciencias Empresariales´´ (Business Degree) by the University of Málaga and speaks perfect English, she began her professional career working at Jersey in economic matters, and reached the position of “ financial controller´´ of a Banking company that operated around the world.

Ana currently carries out the bookkeeping and taxation for Ruiz Ballesteros client’s companies, and is in charge of the preventive resources and corporate control of these companies to avoid them receiving possible fines of penalties from the different Administrations.

Ana is an expert in the Spanish and European accountancy system (NIIC Norms). She currently combines her work with the study of these norms in order to become a ACCA qualified accountant.

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Juan Jesús Martos
Abogado y Economista | Dr. Derecho Colaborador

Juan Jesús studied simultaneously “Económicas´´ and “Derecho´´ (Business and Legal Degrees) in different universities. In 1998 he moved to United States to work in the legal department of “Fintec Corporation´´. He came back to Spain to practice Legal Advisement, combining this activity with the doctoral courses.

He won the Cefgestión AWARD in Taxation for his work “Los plazos en los procedimientos tributarios´´ (The time limits for taxation procedures) and at a Merit Competition, he won a teaching place ascribed to the Financial and Taxation Legal Department of the University of Granada (UGR). For all this, at the end of 1999 he passed on to dedicate himself completely to his academic career.

He defended his Thesis, awarded with the PhD Extraordinary Award for the best Thesis defended at the UGR for year 2002/03. He has passed different contract figures until reaching the condition of Associate Professor.

During all these years, his legal studies and investigation have been recognized and published in the most important publishing houses, we must highlight: 7 awards (1 award every 2 years), 216 quotes for publications, 2 Six-year periods of investigations, 2 recognized autonomic complements, 48 publications, 5 monographs, 15 book chapters and 28 legal articles.

He has formed part of the UGR government team as the deputy director of the Graduate School of Continuous Training and has directed a Master with its own title (face to face classes), in between other activities.

Some of the titles of his publications are:

  • “Derecho de las Nuevas Tecnologías´´. (New Technology Law).
  • “Doble imposición internacional´´. (Double international imposition).
  • “Extrafiscalidad y Tributacion medioambiental´´. (Extrafiscalidad and enviromental Taxation).
  • “Financiacion autonómica´´, “ Procedimientos Tributarios´´ (Autonomic Financiation, Taxation Proceedures)
  • “Discapacidad en el IRPF´´ (Disability in the Income-Tax)
  • “El régimen del Emprendedor de Responsabilidad Limitada´´ (The Entrepreneur Regime with limited liability) and
  • “Principios Constitucionales´´ (Constitucional Principals).

Speaker at many Conferences, Meetings and Seminaries. He has issued opinions and reports to public and private institutions (Unions, Ministries and Companies), has given classes to lawyers and tax advisors; and has proposed legal changes which have been applied to our actual Legislation.

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Jessica Davids
Administrativo

Jessica is formed as an Administrative-Accountant in Marbella, she is in charge of the administrative tasks at our office and is also the personal assistant of our director, Mr. Ruiz Ballesteros

She has English nationality, bilingual Spanish-English, and she has previously worked at legal firms specialized in Bankruptcy Law and in companies in charge of property management, giving her a wide experience to help out each member of our professional team.

Our continuous formation system encourages to study, Jessica has finished a specialized course for company bookkeeping, which is certified by a recognized business school in Marbella.

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Miguel Gajete
Community Manager

Miguel is our Community Manager.

He is an expert in Information and Communication Technologies (TICs), and helps all our members to increase their productivity by using IT tools.

He is in charge of all Ruiz Ballesteros´s Network activities, transmitting our philosophy and our company online marketing. He is also a Web designer, specialized in WordPress and doesn’t miss out at any Development Programs.

Within he´s wide experience he has worked in big groups, learning the design and adaptation of brands in different advertising medias.

He is an Assistant and frequent Speaker in different events related to new technologies and is considered as one of the most influent “communication directors´´ in Málaga, this recognition is due to his influence in all aspects of digital communication.

He is a founding member of the Internet Entrepreneur and Professional Association #ActitudSocial, and since 2012 he cooperates in the arrangement of the events and conferences of Marketing, Communication 2.0, Gamification and Networking.