Our Team

Jesús R. Ballesteros
Lawyer and Economist

Best Lawyer of the year 2021 in Corporate and M&A Law

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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.

Degree in Senior Management from the San Telmo International Institute (AD-1 program) in 2016/17. 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.

Jesús has been awarded in 2018 with the Cruz Blanca (White Cross) for civilian merit by the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Spain (General Police Commissariat), granted for his professional work as a legal-tax advisor to multinational companies and their collaboration with the Spanish State Security Forces and Corps. This award is only granted to members of the national police force and to very few civilians.

Legal Department

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Macarena Ruiz
lawyer

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 “Empresa Multinacional de Servicios Jurídicos” (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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Ramón Berenguer
Lawyer

Ramón holds a degree in Law from the University of Málaga, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management (MBA) from the ESESA Study Center and a Master’s Degree in Law from the Oberta University of Cataluña.

He began his professional career in the legal area of a municipal company, until joining to KPMG´S Procedural Department in Málaga where he was working for two years.

In both stages, Ramón gained experience in Public Administrations, as well as in procedures of various procedural nature, including those relating to general conditions of contract, quantity claims, creditor competition, and claims for damages.

He is an expert in procedural law and legal defense in the court.

He speaks English and he joined Ruíz Ballesteros legal department in October of 2020.

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Carmen Sanchez
Lawyer

Carmen holds a Law Degree from the University of Malaga, a Master’s Degree in Business Law from the University of Barcelona (UB) and a Postgraduate Degree in Companies in crisis: prevention, restructuring and insolvency proceedings from the University Pompeu Fabra (IDEC – Pompeu).

She has spent most of her professional career in Barcelona, in the Litigation Department of Uría Menéndez (Barcelona), where she worked for two years and later joined the Litigation and Arbitration Department of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Barcelona, where she has remained for more than seven years.

In both stages, Carmen acquired extensive experience in litigation and pre-litigation advice to multinational and national companies, managing both civil and criminal judicial proceedings, as well as implementing Crime Prevention and Detection Models (CPMDD) in companies from different sectors.

She is an expert in procedural law and courtroom legal defense. She has more than 14 years of experience and dedication to law focused on the defense of companies and their interests.

She speaks English and French and joined the legal department of Ruiz Ballesteros at the beginning of 2021.

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Tania Bosch
Administrative

Tania is graduated in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Malaga. She worked in the reception department of a 5 start Hotel in Marbella for 7 years so she has high experience with customer service, administrative and reception tasks and in the handling of English, (having taken an intensive course of this in Ireland during a summer while she studied). At the same time as working, she completed a master’s degree in Tourism Management and Management, from the Institute University of Postgradment, in collaboration with the Carlos III University of Madrid. 

Her career path has always focused on customer service and achieving their satisfaction. 

During all her work experience she has worked in companies in different sectors (hostel, law firm, dental clinic, veterinary clinic) always as a receptionist, thus becoming a multipurpose person. She is currently a legal assistant in our legal department. 

Tax Department

Javier Ortega
economist

Javier has a degree in “Dirección y Administración de Empresas” (Business Management and Administration) from University of Malaga, he specialized in accounting and tax advice working in an office of recognized prestige for more than 16 years, joining Ruiz Ballesteros in December 2017 after the merger by absorption of Carrillo Asesores by Ruiz Ballesteros. He has developed his career as an internal consultant for companies and since 2003 as an external consultant, performing tasks of accounting, taxation and commercial law of companies from very diverse sectors.

It has also been responsible for accounting a taxation of individuals, making quarterly fiscal statements of self-employed, as well as income statements, both residents and non-residents.

His training is continuous through the development of different specialization courses. He speaks English and currently performs accounting and tax control tasks for groups of client companies.

Jose Miguel Nieto
economist

Jose Miguel is Economist by the ETEA University of Córdoba. He has been working for over 15 years as a tax and accounting advisor for companies in various sectors, highlighting his specialty in Hospitality, Catering , Automotive and Real Estate.

Master in tax law by the ESINE school in Madrid and is an expert in the taxation of “Haciendas Locales” (Real Estate Tax, Municipal Capital Gains Tax, Tax on Installations, Construction and Works, Tax on Economic Activities and Tax on the Circulation of Vehicles). He joined Ruiz Ballesteros in December 2017 when the company absorbed Carrillo Asesores.

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Carolina guindo
Lawyer and Economist

Carolina is a Lawyer and Economist; she studied the Double Degree in Law and Business Administration at the University of Granada.

She began her professional career in an office in Granada, where she worked in the Accounting and Tax Area of PYMES and freelancers, gaining extensive experience in this field. Carrying out especially the accounting and taxation tasks of companies from different sectors as well as self-employed.

She joined Ruiz Ballesteros in June 2019 as part of the Accounting and Tax department, currently deals with the taxation of companies, including multinationals and specializes in international taxation, both natural and legal persons.

Her training is continuous in developing different specialization courses and she speaks fluent English language.

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Almudena Frechilla
Economist

Almudena holds a degree in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Valladolid. She has developed her professional career in Tax and Accounting Advice for more than 15 years, carrying out her work even internally in some companies in Logistics, textiles and event organization.

In law firms she has worked with all kinds of companies and professionals, residents and non-residents.

She has worked in various tax consultancies that have allowed her to be part of Professional International Networks, such as Lustime or Kingston Smith International, this gives her a global vision and connection with other professionals based in different provinces and countries, specialized in other complementary areas.

She likes the friendly treatment with her clients, both national and international. She defines herself as a responsible and hard-working person, who prioritizes teamwork and the quality of her service.

Work with us since November 2019 and speak fluent English and French.

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María Calle
Economist

María is an Economist and she studied Business Administration and Management at the Universidad San Pablo Ceu in Madrid.

She began her professional career in a law firm in Madrid, in the Accounting and Tax Area, leading to PYMES and freelancers, where she worked and learned for four and a half years. Carrying out own tasks of accounting, taxation and advice of companies.

She has also worked in banking (Liberbank), specializing in customer service and commercial service, as well as in the real estate sector.

She joined Ruiz Ballesteros in November 2019.

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Marina Ramírez
Economist

Marina graduated in Economics from the University of Malaga. Subsequently, she spent three years living in the UK working in various companies that helped her to perfect her English.

Marina holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management (MBA), working in the Accounting Area at the headquarters for Spain and Portugal of the company Cash Converters, where she remained for a year and a half.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Tax Advice from the ESESA study center in Malaga.

She works as a tax advisor at Ruiz Ballesteros since December 2019 and speaks English perfectly.

Internal Administration

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Miguel Gajete

Evgeny Grachev

Of Counsel

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Juan Carrillo
Tax advisor

Juan is the most experienced person in our company, he studied in France, where he also trained in business management.

He started working at the Ford Automobile Company in Marbella and after 6 years he moved to Renault, where he became a Director, becoming a reference in the taxation and finance of the car companies on the Costa del Sol.

He left his career in the automotive sector to dedicate himself to the tax advice of companies in 1991, for which he specialized in the Master in TAX Advice of ESINE in Madrid and later in the EADE Business School in Malaga, where he continued to update his extensive experience.

He has been working as a tax advisor for large and small companies for more than 25 years, emphasizes his continuous training and proof of this is that some of the largest companies in Marbella have always relied on his abilities.

He speaks French and English, is an expert in international taxation and non-resident.

Among the business sectors in which he carries out his work, some stand out as: automotive, Real Estate, heritage companies and family businesses.