TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR MATÍAS CORTÉS DOMINGUEZ
On 18 May 2018, a group of 35 professors of Financial and Tax Law from universities throughout Spain gathered in Granada to honour Prof. Matías Cortés, professor, founding partner and president of the professional firm CORTÉS, ABOGADOS, and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of his book, Ordenamiento Tributario Español (The Spanish Tax System), the first treaty on the subject in Spain.
During the meeting, the group of professors approved and signed a document known as the “Granada Declaration”, which examines the Public Treasury’s current situation from a legal perspective. The academics expressed their concern about the deterioration of legal certainty in the tax field—from a normative and law enforcement point of view—as well as the breach of the constitutional principles of legality, justice, equality, and solidarity.
The following professors signed the Declaration: Mr. Matías Cortés Domínguez, Mr. Rafael Calvo Ortega, Mr. Javier Lasarte Álvarez, Mr. Fernando Pérez Royo, Mr. Alvaro Rodríguez Bereijo, Mr. José María Martín Delgado, Mr. Juan Martín Queralt, Mr. José Manuel Tejerizo López, Mr. Juan Ramallo Massanet, Ms. Maria Teresa Soler Roch, Mr. Eugenio Simón Acosta, Mr. Ernesto Eseverri Martínez, Mr. Ernesto Lejeune Valcárcel, Mr. Francisco Escribano López, Mr. Gabriel Casado Ollero, Ms. Antonia Agulló Agüero, Mr. Gaspar de la Peña Serrano, Dª. Manuela Fernández Junquera, D. Carmelo Lozano Serrano, Mr. Juan Zornoza Pérez, Mr. Perfecto Yebra Martiul-Ortega, Ms. Maria Dolores Arias Abellán, Mr. Juan J. Hinojosa Torralvo Pérez, Mr. Germán Orón Moratal, Ms. Ana Muñoz Merino, D Juan López Martínez, Mr. Isaac Merino Jara, Mr. Fernando Fernández Marín, Mr. José María Lago Montero, and Ms. Yolanda García Calvente.