Laura Mattes

With twelve year of experience, she left the Law firm Ernst & Young Abogados (Barcelona) to  join FILS in 2021.

Areas of practice

  • Tax

Academic background

  • Master’s Law (LL.M., with distinction) at Queen Mary, University of London (2014)
  • Master’s  tax Law, at ESADE, Facultad de Derecho, Universitat Ramón Llull (2011)
  • Belchor’s Degree in Law at ESADE, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Ramón Llull (2011)
  • Exchange program at Cornell Law School, University of Cornell, Estados Unidos (2010).


  • VAT aspects of cross-border transactions in the BEPS era (International VAT Monitor, Vol. 27, Number 3 – 2016); Tax lotteries and the challenge to improve VAT compliance from bottom to top (International VAT Monitor, Vol. 27 Number 1 – 2016); ‘God saves the Brexit’: tax implications of leave vote (European Taxation 2016 (Volume 56), No. 11, co-author).

Languages know

  • English, Spanish and Catalan


  • Technical editor of the VAT chapters of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD, Ámsterdam)
  • Iberian Lawyer 40 under Forty Team of the Year Tax Award, obtained as a previous manager at EY Abogados.