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Latin-America Guide

Tax — Colombia


Lewin & Wills - Tax Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alfredo Lewin and Adrián Rodríguez
- 5 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Tax powerhouse with stellar experience in the market. Respected and recognised across the board as one of the main players in tax structuring, tax planning and international taxation. Department is further experienced in representing clients in complex tax litigation cases. Client roster comprises major names from industries such as finance, infrastructure, retail, oil and mining. Cititrust, Olin Corporation and Birkenstock are new client wins.

Strengths One source says: "Working with Lewin & Wills has been a good experience. They are an excellent firm."

Work highlights Advised Trafigura on the tax aspects of its operations in Colombia, particularly on dividend strategies.

Provided counsel to Shell on its operations in Colombia from a tax and foreign trade perspective.

Significant clients Shell, Trafigura, Ecopetrol, DIRECTV Colombia, Parker Drilling.

Notable practitioners

Department head Alfredo Lewin commands a deep level of respect from market sources for his experience and expertise in this field. Interviewees enthuse: "He's a big name in the market." He routinely assists clients with transfer pricing and the tax aspects of cross-border transactions. He displays further expertise in contentious tax matters.

Co-head of the department Adrián Rodríguez has vast experience advising domestic and multinational clients on tax planning, restructurings and international transactions. He additionally remains an active practitioner in matters pertaining to corporate tax and foreign exchange issues.

Andrés González regularly assists with some of the team's most significant tax matters. He is notably active in tax aspects of cross-border transactions, as well as fiscal planning, tax treaties and contentious proceedings.

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Posse Herrera Ruiz - Tax Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Juan Guillermo Ruiz and Felipe Aroca
- 2 partners
- 23 partners

What the team is known for Market-leading practice admired for its extensive experience in a comprehensive range of tax matters. Enjoys an outstanding track record advising local and multinational clients on matters pertaining to M&A transactions, tax structuring of free trade zones and related litigation. Vast expertise advising companies from the energy and mining industries, with a particular focus on clients in the oil sector. Saint-Gobain is a new client win.

Strengths Market onlookers enthuse: "Posse Herrera Ruiz offers a comprehensive service, in that not only is appropriate support and specialised advice provided throughout the process, but the lawyers also seek to provide up-to-date information on matters of interest to the client. They are an experienced, dedicated and multidisciplinary team of practitioners."

Work highlights Provided tax advice to Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana on the issuance of USD550 million in bonds, by designing the most efficient tax structure for the debt offering.

Acted as counsel for Anadarko on the tax and customs implications of the development of its offshore oil operations in Colombia.

Significant clients Anadarko, adidas, Bancolombia, Diageo, Cencosud.

Notable practitioners

Juan Guillermo Ruiz is frequently sought out by significant financial institutions and multinationals for his extensive experience handling tax planning and tax litigation. Sources say: "He is someone who is dedicated to the needs of the client. He always provides a high-quality client service with excellent advice."

Head of the Barranquilla office Felipe Aroca regularly provides guidance to clients on the tax aspects of corporate restructurings, M&A transactions and foreign investment. Commentators say: "He is an excellent lawyer who always looks for alternative solutions."

Associate-to-watch Jaime Gómez focuses his practice on tax planning and tax structuring and has further expertise in wealth management for high net worth individuals. Frequently instructed by clients in the oil and gas, real estate and mining industries.

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Posse Herrera Ruiz´ Tax practice is the one of the most recognized practices in Colombia. We provide comprehensive tax, customs and cross-border trade services associated with ongoing business operations and tax planning for investment projects. 

Our services include support for tax and customs filings and compliance, review of financial investment models for the purpose of optimizing tax liabilities, representation of national and foreign companies before Colombian authorities, with respect to filings, authorizations, appeals, tax benefit recognition and tax litigation through the following services:

  • Private Clients regarding trusts, state planning and tax compliace
  • Permanent tax assesment
  • Transactional tax
  • ​International Tax
  • Tax Planning
  • Tax Litigation
  • Foreign exchange regime

Tax planning is an integral part of our comprehensive legal support for restructurings, sales and acquisitions of Colombian entities.




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Brigard Urrutia - Tax Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Andrés Romero, Lucas Moreno Salazar and José Francisco Mafla
- 3 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded department with capabilities in the full range of taxation mandates, such as tax structuring for M&A transactions and international tax planning. Team is recognised for further expertise in finance-related tax issues, including private investment funds, transfer pricing and tax aspects of projects in the real estate, mining and energy industries. New client wins include Sociedad Portuaria de Santa María, AIG and Dirección de Construcción Naval.

Strengths The firm is highly regarded by market onlookers, with one client commenting: "I would highly recommend this firm. The lawyers are very diligent and concise; for example they ensure all aspects are covered when providing advice and they are very proactive in bringing relevant matters to our attention. The level and quality of communication is high, and finally they always meet deadlines. I have complete confidence in them."

Work highlights Advised Oleoducto Central on tax planning to improve the structure of its business, which included providing tax saving opportunities and identifying possible tax risks.

Significant clients Shikun & Binui Group, Isagen, Disney, Elecnor, Impregilo.

Notable practitioners

Head of department José Andrés Romero dedicates his practice to transactional tax matters, tax structuring and tax planning. He has "vast experience in tax law," and advises foreign and local clients from both the public and private sectors, with particular expertise in the structuring of public procurement processes.

Clients commend Lucas Moreno as a "highly professional, proactive and concise lawyer. He strives to provide the best service possible and is passionate about his work." He advises public entities on tax legislation and the tax aspects of cross-border transactions and construction projects.

Associate-to-watch Andrés Hernández comes recommended by clients and peers alike as an "excellent" lawyer. They also go on to note: "He's one to watch in this field." He regularly assists clients with the tax aspects of PPP projects.

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Godoy & Hoyos Abogados - Tax Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Catalina Hoyos Jiménez and Juan Pablo Godoy
- 2 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Widely recognised practice with strength assisting clients with transfer pricing, tax-related M&A and litigation and arbitration. Team is known for its advice in contentious proceedings before the tax authorities and preparing tax policies. Assists key clients from a variety of sectors including real estate, telecoms and banking. Agencia Nacional de Defensa Jurídica del Estado and Interconexión Eléctrica are new client wins.

Strengths Sources say: "At Godoy & Hoyos Abogados, the lawyers offer you real support. When we have a problem they talk to us quickly and directly. They always have the right answer to the problem, they have very good knowledge of tax matters and they always keep us up to date."

Work highlights Assisted Almacenes Éxito with the tax restructuring of the real estate project Viva Mills. This matter is valued at approximately USD600 million.

Significant clients Prodeco, Occidental de Colombia, Cenit, Devimar, ExxonMobil.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Juan Pablo Godoy Fajardo receives praise from clients for his established tax practice and additional expertise in foreign trade matters. Sources remark: "He is an excellent lawyer who is both knowledgeable of tax matters and thorough in his work."

Clients commend partner Catalina Hoyos Jiménez as a "very knowledgeable lawyer who is very business-oriented. She always gives you alternatives to solve a problem, and she's clear when explaining things. She easily places herself in the client's shoes when working on a matter."

Associate-to-watch Mónica Hernández has specialised expertise in international tax planning and tax consulting. She is described by market commentators as an "excellent" and "valuable" lawyer.

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Gómez-Pinzón - Tax Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Mauricio Piñeros
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded and established tax department representing significant clients in the sector on matters pertaining to tax planning for M&A and banking and finance transactions, as well as on the tax aspects of corporate restructuring. Team also remains active in such areas as transfer pricing and tax litigation, representing clients from the electricity, transport and real estate sectors.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the positive experience working with the firm: "Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta provide us with a high-quality service, with efficient support, a sense of loyalty to the client and a human element to it."

Work highlights Assisted Avianca with an administrative appeal proceeding before the Transport & Ports Superintendence regarding the payment of a USD2.7 million surveillance fee.

Significant clients Empresas Públicas de Medellín, UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones, Bavaria, Almacenes Éxito, Advent International.

Notable practitioners

Department head Mauricio Piñeros comes highly recommended by clients and peers alike for his experience and expertise in the tax market. They enthuse: "He's a very good lawyer who's easy to work with and open-minded." He remains a key player in matters relating to tax and investment planning.

Álvaro Andrés Díaz Palacios is described by clients as "someone with an in-depth knowledge of tax matters in Colombia, who structures their opinions very well and is dedicated to keeping the client up to date."

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Tax Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Carolina Rozo and Martín Acero
- 2 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Distinguished firm with an active tax department, advising a wide scope of domestic and foreign clients. Experienced assisting with areas such as local and offshore tax planning, tax structuring of cross-border joint ventures and international reorganisations. Additional expertise in transfer pricing and tax-related litigation before the authorities. WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and Odinsa count among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths Interviewees state: "We feel really comfortable having them as our legal representatives because they work rigorously and sincerely and always accept any input and changes we make as a client. Their availability, willingness and good judgement stand out in particular."

Work highlights Advised Schrader Camargo on the cross-border tax issues with foreign tax advisers related to the structuring of two projects in Colombia and the Dominican Republic.

Significant clients Frescongelados Pannettiere, Stanton Group, Terranum Corporativo, Procafecol, Daabon Group.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Martín Acero garners widespread praise from interviewees for his solid legal advice. They comment that "he's brilliant; he's very talented, hard-working and creative." He focuses his practice on the tax aspects of complex M&A transactions and joint ventures.

Partner Carolina Rozo is respected by market commentators for her "thorough, kind and committed" approach to her work. She led the team on the tax structuring work highlight mentioned above.

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Our tax team understands how the businesses of our clients work to help them achieving their objectives, by means of the design of local and cross-border structures the principal focus of which is the solid and efficient management of taxes, through the following areas:

  1. Local and Off-shore tax planning:
  2. International reorganizations:
  3. Transfer Pricing
  4. Private Clients reorganizations and tax planning
  5. Tax litigations and tax proceedings
  6. Customs and International Trade

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Baker McKenzie S.A.S. - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ciro Meza, Gustavo Sanchez-Gonzalez and Rodrigo Castillo Cottin
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Global firm with an established regional tax practice advising clients on the tax structuring of M&A transactions for international private equity funds, tax litigation and transfer pricing issues. Department is additionally experienced in advising clients on free trade zones and private wealth management. LifeMiles, Schlumberger and Movich Hotels are new client wins.

Strengths The team garners praise from sources who say: "They are a very effective and professional department who understand complex legislations and produce positive results."

Work highlights Assisting a public sector pension fund with the tax due diligence for the USD150 million acquisition of Amarilo.

Significant clients PepsiCo, Terranum, AngloGold Ashanti, Herbalife, Copa Airlines.

Notable practitioners

Clients state that co-department head Ciro Meza has "a solid track record and stands out for his practical solutions. He is a grounded and balanced lawyer." He focuses his practice on tax planning, corporate restructurings and income tax disputes.

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Cahn-Speyer, Paredes & Asociados - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 2 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected tax boutique with substantial expertise in a range of matters such as tax planning, structuring and foreign investments. Well equipped to handle litigation and other contentious proceedings before the authorities. Counts international and domestic companies across a wide variety of industries among its clients.

Notable practitioners

Paul Cahn-Speyer Wells receives praise from commentators for being "a very well-reputed lawyer," and they also add: "He's one of the leaders in the market." He has long-standing experience advising foreign and local clients, and focuses on a variety of tax mandates such as litigation and investment.

Claudia Rodriguez is acknowledged within the market for her expertise in fiscal mandates. She assists clients with a broad range of issues such as tax planning, structuring and the tax implications of investments. She offers further expertise in sector-related litigation.

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Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Camilo Cortés
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-reputed practice noted for its activity representing clients in a wide range of tax mandates. Adept at tax planning for high net worth individuals and sector-related litigation. Experienced advising companies on domestic and international transfer pricing, as well as on tax structuring for M&A and finance transactions. Siemens, Gate Gourmet and Eastmore are new client wins.

Strengths Sources comment that "they have a very good team who have a very good knowledge of Colombian tax matters and are active providing counsel to financial institutions."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Grupo Eurocienca vis-à-vis tax advice to help with a hedging price structure to allow a minimal tax impact on the client.

Significant clients Microsoft, BBDO Worldwide, WPP Group, Glam, Inspired Gaming Solution.

Notable practitioners

Department head Camilo Cortés is recognised by interviewees as "one of the big names in this area." He has a wealth of experience in the tax market, and focuses his practice on transaction structuring, reorganisations and corporate restructurings.

Ernesto López regularly works on some of the department's most significant tax mandates. He offers expertise in M&A-related tax matters and foreign exchange issues, and frequently assists clients from the financial and manufacturing sectors.

Partner Carmen Sanabria Gomez acts as counsel to clients on M&A transactions and contentious tax matters. She advises various multinational companies from a range of sectors, including construction, energy and natural resources, and food and beverages.

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Ernst & Young - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 13 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted international auditing practice with particular expertise in the tax litigation area. Provides counsel to clients before the tax authorities on matters such as tax stability agreements and foreign investment matters. Client base is made up of companies from the insurance, oil and gas and TMT sectors.

Notable practitioners

Department head Jaime Vargas Cifuentes is recognised by market commentators for his expertise in this area. They assert: "He is without a doubt one of the main players in the market, he's very good." He is also experienced in matters relating to the oil and gas industry.

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Deloitte Asesores y Consultores Ltda. - Tax Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 7 partners

What the team is known for Internationally recognised tax practice representing clients in a range of matters, such as transfer pricing, VAT, tax compliance, structuring and litigation. Experienced advising clients in the energy and natural resources, food and beverage and electronics industries.

Notable practitioners

Partner Mario Andrade is recognised by interviewees for his activity in the tax market. He is particularly experienced handling international tax matters, as well as advising expatriates, and tax issues related to the oil and gas industry.

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Franco Murgueitio & Asociados - Tax Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 7 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Cali-based boutique with a respected tax practice. Capable of advising on tax planning and structuring for family offices and individual business owners. Further expertise in administrative litigation, free trade zones and the tax implications of international contracts and transactions. Clients hail from the retail and hospitality sectors.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Luis Hernando Franco Murgueitio is recognised by market interviewees as an established practitioner in the market. He has in-depth experience in corporation tax as well as estate planning for family offices and entrepreneurs.

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Garrigues - Tax Department

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Band 4

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Camilo Zarama and Fernando Zarama
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Iberian firm with an active tax department offering capabilities spanning tax planning for cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures and project financing. Team offers further expertise advising on tax reforms and government policy as well as sector-related litigation against state entities. Praco Didacol and Panalpina Group are new client wins.

Strengths Clients are satisfied with the service provided by the firm: "We feel very happy with the support we receive from Garrigues. The work has been very complex and the lawyers have the appropriate experience for the subject matter."

Work highlights Instructed by Industria Militar to act as counsel in a USD71 million lawsuit against the municipality of Barrancas alleging coercive collective action against the client relating to a fine for another taxpayer's failure to declare and pay tax.

Significant clients OHL Group, Bavaria, Grupo Mexichem, G4S, Odinsa.

Notable practitioners

Camilo Zarama Martinez is the key client contact.

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KPMG - Tax Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded international accountancy giant recognised for its capabilities in handling transfer pricing matters, corporate tax restructuring and tax planning. Provides wealth management services to individuals, and frequently represents both important international and local companies.

Notable practitioners

Vicente Javier Torres is the key client contact.

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Leyva Abogados - Tax Department

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Band 4

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable practice representing clients in a range of tax matters such as corporate negotiations, mergers and project structuring. Experienced advising companies before the authorities, as well as offering further expertise in estate planning, family business and corporate reorganisations.

Notable practitioners

Alvaro Leyva Zambrano is the key client contact.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers - Tax Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 32 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recognised international tax team representing a notable roster of domestic and foreign names on matters spanning tax structuring for M&A transactions, tax planning and transfer pricing. Well positioned to handle tax compliance and tax outsourcing for clients in the electronics, oil and gas and telecommunications sectors.

Work highlights Advised Bavaria on direct and indirect taxation matters.

Significant clients Apple, Oracle Colombia, Avianca, Alpina, Abbott Lafrancol.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Carlos Mario Lafaurie is experienced participating in national and international tax planning, consulting and compliance projects. He is adept at advising clients on sector-related litigation and on the tax liability of their day-to-day operations in Colombia.

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Quiñones Cruz Abogados SAS - Tax Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 9 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique firm with experience advising clients on transfer pricing, tax structuring for M&A matters, risk management and tax planning. Lawyers have experience advising high net worth individuals on wealth management issues and representing clients in sector-related litigation and arbitration cases.

Strengths Clients say: "It's a very well-reputed tax boutique."

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Lucy Cruz de Quiñones comes highly recommended by market sources for being "a lawyer who stands out in this market," as well as "a big name in the tax sector." She focuses her practice on M&A-related tax issues, tax planning and administrative litigation and arbitration.

Partner Natalia Quiñones Cruz specialises in transfer pricing. She offers particular knowledge of matters pertaining to domestic and international tax planning and represents clients in related arbitration cases.

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Salazar Abogados - Tax Department

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Band 4

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Juan Carlos Salazar
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted department acting as counsel on matters pertaining to tax structuring and tax planning, as well as estate planning. Team displays additional strengths creating tax strategies for investment projects and representing companies in domestic litigation. Advises clients from the IT, food and beverage and energy industries.

Strengths Market onlookers highlight: "The service at Salazar Abogados is very good; they are not only well versed in legal matters but they are also strong on the business side of things."

Work highlights Represented Nestlé de Colombia in a series of local tax cases before the authorities.

Significant clients Nestlé Purina Pet Care, Sherwin Williams Colombia, Canacol Energy, Symmetry Asset Management, IFX Networks Colombia.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Juan Carlos Salazar regularly advises clients on corporate tax and personal tax matters. He focuses his practice on tax planning and litigation, and is described by sources as "a very knowledgeable, client-oriented lawyer."

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Senior Statesmen

Juan Rafael Bravo

Juan Rafael Bravo & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Juan Rafael Bravo of Juan Rafael Bravo & Cía is commended by market sources as "a legend in tax matters." His contributions have gone a long way to shaping Colombian tax law.

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Paul Cahn-Speyer Wells

Cahn-Speyer, Paredes & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Paul Cahn-Speyer Wells receives praise from commentators for being "a very well-reputed lawyer," and they also add: "He's one of the leaders in the market." He has long-standing experience advising foreign and local clients, and focuses on a variety of tax mandates such as litigation and investment.

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Lucy Cruz de Quiñones

Quiñones Cruz Abogados SAS

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Lucy Cruz de Quiñones comes highly recommended by market sources for being "a lawyer who stands out in this market," as well as "a big name in the tax sector." She focuses her practice on M&A-related tax issues, tax planning and administrative litigation and arbitration.

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Lewin & Wills

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Alfredo Lewin commands a deep level of respect from market sources for his experience and expertise in this field. Interviewees enthuse: "He's a big name in the market." He routinely assists clients with transfer pricing and the tax aspects of cross-border transactions. He displays further expertise in contentious tax matters.

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Mauricio Piñeros

Gómez-Pinzón

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Mauricio Piñeros comes highly recommended by clients and peers alike for his experience and expertise in the tax market. They enthuse: "He's a very good lawyer who's easy to work with and open-minded." He remains a key player in matters relating to tax and investment planning.

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Mauricio Alfredo Plazas Vega

Mauricio A. Plazas Vega Abogados & CIA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Mauricio Alfredo Plazas Vega of Mauricio A. Plazas Vega Abogados & CIA comes highly recommended by market sources as "without a doubt one of the main players in this market." He also brings an impressive academic experience to the field, as well as a track record advising the Colombian government.

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José Andrés Romero

Brigard Urrutia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department José Andrés Romero dedicates his practice to transactional tax matters, tax structuring and tax planning. He has "vast experience in tax law," and advises foreign and local clients from both the public and private sectors, with particular expertise in the structuring of public procurement processes.

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Juan Guillermo Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Guillermo Ruiz is frequently sought out by significant financial institutions and multinationals for his extensive experience handling tax planning and tax litigation. Sources say: "He is someone who is dedicated to the needs of the client. He always provides a high-quality client service with excellent advice."

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Martín Acero garners widespread praise from interviewees for his solid legal advice. They comment that "he's brilliant; he's very talented, hard-working and creative." He focuses his practice on the tax aspects of complex M&A transactions and joint ventures.

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Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Camilo Cortés is recognised by interviewees as "one of the big names in this area." He has a wealth of experience in the tax market, and focuses his practice on transaction structuring, reorganisations and corporate restructurings.

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Juan Pablo Godoy Fajardo

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Juan Pablo Godoy Fajardo receives praise from clients for his established tax practice and additional expertise in foreign trade matters. Sources remark: "He is an excellent lawyer who is both knowledgeable of tax matters and thorough in his work."

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Catalina Hoyos Jiménez

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients commend partner Catalina Hoyos Jiménez as a "very knowledgeable lawyer who is very business-oriented. She always gives you alternatives to solve a problem, and she's clear when explaining things. She easily places herself in the client's shoes when working on a matter."

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Carlos Mario Lafaurie

PricewaterhouseCoopers

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "excellent" Carlos Mario Lafaurie is experienced participating in national and international tax planning, consulting and compliance projects. He is adept at advising clients on sector-related litigation and on the tax liability of their day-to-day operations in Colombia.

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Jaime Vargas Cifuentes

Ernst & Young

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Jaime Vargas Cifuentes is recognised by market commentators for his expertise in this area. They assert: "He is without a doubt one of the main players in the market, he's very good." He is also experienced in matters relating to the oil and gas industry. 

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Benjamín Cubides Pinto

CUVAL Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Benjamín Cubides Pinto of CUVAL Abogados is considered to be a valuable player in the domestic tax arena by market commentators. He also has a notable academic standing in this practice area.

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Álvaro Andrés Díaz Palacios

Gómez-Pinzón

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Álvaro Andrés Díaz Palacios is described by clients as "someone with an in-depth knowledge of tax matters in Colombia, who structures their opinions very well and is dedicated to keeping the client up to date."

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Luis Hernando Franco Murgueitio

Franco Murgueitio & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Luis Hernando Franco Murgueitio is recognised by market interviewees as an established practitioner in the market. He has in-depth experience in corporation tax as well as estate planning for family offices and entrepreneurs.

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Gustavo Pardo & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gustavo Pardo of Gustavo Pardo & Asociados comes recommended by market sources for his long-standing experience in the area. He is particularly focused in advising local and foreign companies on transfer pricing and foreign exchange matters.

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Claudia Rodriguez

Cahn-Speyer, Paredes & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Claudia Rodriguez is acknowledged within the market for her expertise in fiscal mandates. She assists clients with a broad range of issues such as tax planning, structuring and the tax implications of investments. She offers further expertise in sector-related litigation.

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Adrián Rodríguez

Lewin & Wills

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of the department Adrián Rodríguez has vast experience advising domestic and multinational clients on tax planning, restructurings and international transactions. He additionally remains an active practitioner in matters pertaining to corporate tax and foreign exchange issues.

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Juan Carlos Salazar

Salazar Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Juan Carlos Salazar regularly advises clients on corporate tax and personal tax matters. He focuses his practice on tax planning and litigation, and is described by sources as "a very knowledgeable, client-oriented lawyer."

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Crowe Horwath CO S.A.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pedro Sarmiento of Crowe Horwath CO S.A. focuses his practice on complex M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations and shareholder agreements related to the field. He is also experienced in corporate law, in issues pertaining to corporate compliance and corporation tax.

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Deloitte Asesores y Consultores Ltda.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Mario Andrade is recognised by interviewees for his activity in the tax market. He is particularly experienced handling international tax matters, as well as advising expatriates, and tax issues related to the oil and gas industry.

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Posse Herrera Ruiz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of the Barranquilla office Felipe Aroca regularly provides guidance to clients on the tax aspects of corporate restructurings, M&A transactions and foreign investment. Commentators say: "He is an excellent lawyer who always looks for alternative solutions."

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Pinilla, González & Prieto

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Camilo Caycedo of Pinilla, González & Prieto is well regarded in this space for his "efficient, cordial and reliable" working style. He offers specialised experience on the tax implications of real estate projects.

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Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ernesto López regularly works on some of the department's most significant tax mandates. He offers expertise in M&A-related tax matters and foreign exchange issues, and frequently assists clients from the financial and manufacturing sectors.

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Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients state that co-department head Ciro Meza has "a solid track record and stands out for his practical solutions. He is a grounded and balanced lawyer." He focuses his practice on tax planning, corporate restructurings and income tax disputes.

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Brigard Urrutia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients commend Lucas Moreno as a "highly professional, proactive and concise lawyer. He strives to provide the best service possible and is passionate about his work." He advises public entities on tax legislation and the tax aspects of cross-border transactions and construction projects.

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Pedro Pablo Osman Gomez

Osman & Rodríguez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients commend Pedro Pablo Osman Gomez of Osman & Rodríguez Abogados for being "a lawyer who goes the extra mile; he really listens to his clients and he always provides personalised advice."

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Monica Reyes Rodriguez

Reyes Abogados Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Monica Reyes Rodriguez of Reyes Abogados Asociados remains an active player in the sphere. She is experienced handling tax planning and foreign exchange matters and previously worked in the National Tax & Customs Office of Colombia.

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Carolina Rozo is respected by market commentators for her "thorough, kind and committed" approach to her work. She led the team on the tax structuring work highlight mentioned above.

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Carmen Sanabria Gomez

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Carmen Sanabria Gomez acts as counsel to clients on M&A transactions and contentious tax matters. She advises various multinational companies from a range of sectors, including construction, energy and natural resources, and food and beverages.

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Up and Coming

Bedoya Goyes Lawyers

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner David Bedoya of Bedoya Goyes Lawyers is recognised by market interviewees as a "very valuable individual" in this space. He regularly handles matters related to corporate tax structuring and tax planning.

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Andrés González

Lewin & Wills

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Andrés González regularly assists with some of the team's most significant tax matters. He is notably active in tax aspects of cross-border transactions, as well as fiscal planning, tax treaties and contentious proceedings.

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Up and Coming

Natalia Quiñones Cruz

Quiñones Cruz Abogados SAS

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Natalia Quiñones Cruz specialises in transfer pricing. She offers particular knowledge of matters pertaining to domestic and international tax planning and represents clients in related arbitration cases.

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Associates to watch

Posse Herrera Ruiz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Jaime Gómez focuses his practice on tax planning and tax structuring and has further expertise in wealth management for high net worth individuals. Frequently instructed by clients in the oil and gas, real estate and mining industries.

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Associates to watch

Andrés Hernández

Brigard Urrutia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Andrés Hernández comes recommended by clients and peers alike as an "excellent" lawyer. They also go on to note: "He's one to watch in this field." He regularly assists clients with the tax aspects of PPP projects.

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Associates to watch

Mónica Hernández

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Mónica Hernández has specialised expertise in international tax planning and tax consulting. She is described by market commentators as an "excellent" and "valuable" lawyer.

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