Spanish & Latin American desk

Links between the UK, Spain and Latin America are routed in our history. Today the UK is the top destination for Spanish investment and the UK’s 7th largest investor at £77bn.  Despite recent uncertainty over Brexit, Spanish interest in the UK has not declined, and Latin American countries continue to explore the UK as a destination for goods and services.

Whether you already have a UK base or are looking to establish a business in the UK, our Spanish and Latin American desk we will support you. Led by native Spanish speakers, we understand your business culture and are committed to helping you achieve your ambitions.

We have an extensive network of adviser contacts, including banks and legal advisers who specialise in advising Spanish and Latin American businesses. This includes, strong links with the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, and contacts with the UK Department of International Trade. We will work closely with their experts – and teams across the PKF Global network – to support your business, giving you access to expertise wherever you do business.

Supporting your international group

For established businesses, we provide robust audit and tax compliance to support your UK investment, and work closely with PKF offices to provide co-ordinated audit services to your international group.

If you are embarking on a UK venture, we will deal with the practicalities so that you can concentrate on making your business a success. Our experts can help you understand the differences between Spanish or Latin American and UK business culture, and the legal and regulatory regime, and advise you on your corporate structure.

We also understand that people matter. Our tax and social security advice will help you understand your obligations as a UK employer and mitigate the risk that you and your team do not become subject to UK tax authority investigations.  For companies planning expansion, it is important to make sure that your employees are supported.  Our global mobility team can help you structure their employment in the most efficient way and help you – and them – understand the tax obligations.

Once established, we will help ensure you comply with UK tax including payroll and social security obligations, statutory filing and financial reporting requirements, and the statutory audit regime. If you decide to delay your investment in in-house accounting expertise, we will give you access to the financial acumen of our business outsourcing team to help you monitor your growth. If you are looking to invest in a UK business or plan to grow through acquisition, our transaction advisory team will support you from due diligence to integration advice, and ensure you are structured to maximise growth and manage the risks, including tax. 

Hombre de confianza

We can work with your UK team to maintain regular dialogue with your Spanish HQ, reporting on the financial progress of your UK venture, acting as ‘the eyes and ears’ of the Spanish company in the UK – your traditional ‘hombre de confianza’ in the UK.  We can simplify the complexity of multiple adviser relationships, co-ordinate advice and help you report to your Spanish investors.