León Fernando Del Canto (2006)

León Fernando Del Canto (2006)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2006 Public Access Accredited


General Information

León Fernando Del Canto took his first steps as a lawyer in his father’s firm in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. After working in New York for several years he relocated to England, where he worked as international tax and legal counsel at KPMG, Deloitte and Grant Thornton. In 2006 he became the first Spanish citizen to hold a double qualification as a barrister in England and Spanish Abogado and he joined The Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in London. León Fernando Del Canto has practised in Madrid, New York, London and Doha among other places. His international experience gives his firm, Del Canto Chambers, a multi-jurisdictional expertise and a solid global vision.

Professional Qualifications

  • Member of the Bar Council of England and Wales
  • Barrister | The Honourable Society of Lincoln´s Inn (London)
  • Lawyer (Abogado) | Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (Spain)
  • Lawyer (Abogado) | Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Jeréz de la Frontera (Spain)
  • Member of the IFA (International Fiscal Association)
  • Member of STEP (Society of Trust And Estates Practitioners)
  • Member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (UK)
  • Member of the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
  • Member of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain
  • Member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain
  • Member of the Al Sharq Forum Foundation
  • LLB International Law (Hons), UNED, Madrid, Spain







Over the years, Leon has worked in a variety of cases, including for Private and Public Corporations, High Net Worth Individuals, Governmental and NGO institutions, such as

PLC & Corporations              NGO & Government Institutions              Others  

Goldman Sachs                     Organisation of Islamic Cooperation             Sunseekers Yachts

Fortis Bank                            Qatar Charity                                                 Costa Coffee

Lloyds Bank                           Al Sharq Forum Foundation                          Mercers

McKinsey & Company           Qatar Embassy Spain                                    Prada

Yahoo                                    Han Nefkens Art Collection                           Taylor Wimpy

Unidad Editorial                     Spanish Embassy (Qatar, UK, Ireland)         Smart Design Worldwide

RCS Media Group                  Prince's Trust Charity                                   Jani King

Grupo PRISA                         AIDE Charity                                                 Patisserie Valerie

Gulf Films                              PRASAD Foundation                                    Apaches Entertainment

Grand Cinemas                      Art Aids Foundation

Huffington Post                      SYDA Foundation

                                              In Depth Foundation


o   Huffpost blog at  www.huffingtonpost.com/leon-fernando-del-canto-/

o   International Tax blog at www.taxprecision.com

o   Articles published at Expansion, Spanish leading financial paper and Tax Journal, the Journal for Tax advisers in the UK.

o    How to Buy your Home in Spain, Published by the Spanish Embassy

  • The Times
  • The Guardian
  • Bloomberg
  • El País (Spain’s most read national newspaper)
  • Expansión (Spain’s most read economic journal)
  • Cinco Días (Spanish economic journal of El País)
  • Huffington Post
  • Tax Journal
  • Money Observer
  • Global Assests Magazine
  • Prime Resi
  • Tax Precision
  •  “How to Buy your Home in Spain”, Published by the Spanish Embassy

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