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Tax, Customs & International Trade

Tax, Customs & International Trade

Posse Herrera Ruiz provides 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, as well as the review of financial investment models for the purpose of optimizing tax liabilities.

We represent national and foreign companies before Colombian authorities, with respect to filings, authorizations, appeals, tax benefit recognition, and tax litigation.

Tax planning is an integral part of our comprehensive legal support for restructurings, sales and acquisitions of Colombian entities. We are active in analyzing international treaties regarding double taxation and free trade, the development and approval of free-trade zones, the negotiation of stability agreements with the Colombian government, and the structuring of investment and private equity funds.

Posse Herrera Ruiz is heavily involved in tax matters related to finance, capital markets, infrastructure, natural resources and energy.

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Juan Guillermo Ruiz

Partner

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Juan Guillermo Ruiz

Partner

Juan Guillermo Ruiz is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. He heads the Tax Customs & International Trade practice group. His practice focuses on taxation, including consultancy, tax planning for cross-border transactions, wealth management, tax litigation and transfer pricing. He also has ample experience in developing tax structures for M&As,project finance, public and private infrastructure bids, tax disputes, and in the creation of free trade zones. He has worked for more than 25 years...

Juan David Barbosa

Partner

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Juan David Barbosa

Partner

Juan David Barbosa is a partner  of  the International Trade Practice Area at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Juan David has more than 15 years of experience in customs and international trade proceedings and litigations as well as in the development of import-export tax efficient strategies. Juan David has also worked in several international unfair trade practices (dumping) and safeguard investigations, as well as in the negotiation and implementation of free trade agreements. Before joining Posse Herrera...

Juan Camilo De Bedout

Partner

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Juan Camilo De Bedout

Partner

Juan Camilo De Bedout is a Partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. He leads the ​​tax, customs and transfer pricing litigation and controversy area. His professional practice focuses on tax planning, taxes, transfer pricing, tax and customs dispute and litigation. Juan Camilo has extensive experience in administrative and judicial discussions with national and territorial tax authorities, as well as international issues. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked as a senior lawyer in an international ...

Juan David Velasco

Partner

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Juan David Velasco

Partner

Juan David Velasco is a partner and co-heads the transactional tax practice at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Juan David has advised numerous public and private companies, as well as private equity and venture capital firms on multi-jurisdictional tax-related aspects of investment, project finance, mergers and acquisitions/dispositions of business interests. Juan David works with high-net-worth individuals in private wealth management and tax-efficient estate planning strategies. Another focus in his pra...

Angie Padilla

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Angie Padilla

Associate

Angie Padilla is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on tax litigation and controversy. She has a JD and Conciliator studies from Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores....

Cristian Mora

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Cristian Mora

Associate

Cristian Mora is the leader of the transfer pricing practice area for the Tax, Customs & International Trade practice of the firm. Cristian has more than 12 years of experience as a transfer pricing consultant in Colombia, Argentina and Central America. He is an Economist from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, has an MBA in Entertainment & Media from Palermo University (emphasis in NYU Stern School of Business), has a graduate degree in tax law from Universidad Javeriana and he is currently...

Daniela Lozada

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Daniela Lozada

Associate

Daniela Lozada is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her legal practice focuses on tax, customs and international trade proceedings and litigations. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked at a local law firm in taxation and international trade law. She has a JD from Universidad del Rosario and a postgraduate degree in administrative law from Universidad de Los Andes. She speaks Spanish and English....

Diego Rodríguez

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Diego Rodríguez

Associate

Diego Fernando Rodríguez is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Tax Planning and Tax Litigation and Controversy. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked as Tax Senior Lawyer in a multinational firm, advising national and international corporations on tax matters and tax litigation and controversy. He has a JD from Universidad Santo Tomas and a degree in taxation from Universidad del Externado de Colombia. His native language is Spanish and he is fluent in English....

Felipe Pardo

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Felipe Pardo

Associate

Felipe Pardo is an associate in Posse Herrera Ruiz and is the leader in the area of Accounting Consulting within the firm. Graduated as Public Accountant of the National University of Colombia, he is certified internationally since 2013 by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wale- ICAEW. He has worked as a consultant in national accountancy firms and his professional practice has focused on the implementation, training and consulting of IFRS. He has provided advice in several ...

Jaime Enrique Gomez

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Jaime Enrique Gomez

Associate

Jaime Enrique Gomez is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Tax Planning and International Commerce. He has worked on the tax planning for mergers, acquisitions and other major projects, and in investment transactions for several industries, including among other infrastructure, oil and gas, mining, energy, finance, real estate and hotels, and retail. He has also experience in developing tax structures for cross-border restructurings, the settlement of free trade zones, tax ...

Jimena Marroquín

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Jimena Marroquín

Associate

Jimena Marroquín  is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Tax Planning and Tax Litigation and Controversy. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked at a local law firm in taxation and corporate law. She has a JD from Universidad del Rosario and a graduate degree on taxation from Universidad de los Andes. She speaks Spanish and English....

Juan David López

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Juan David López

Associate

Juan David López is an associate in Posse Herrera Ruiz. His professional practice focuses on foreign exchange, customs and foreign trade. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, Juan David worked both in the private and public sector assessing foreign investors and national companies. He is a lawyer from Universidad de los Andes. He speaks Spanish and English....

Juan Fernando Gonzalez

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Juan Fernando Gonzalez

Associate

Juan Fernando González is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His professional practice focuses on taxes, tax litigation, transfer prices and international trade. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked in local law firms, focusing his practice in advising local and international clients from different economic sectors. He has worked as a researcher at the Observatory of Tax Jurisprudence of the Colombian Institute of Tax Law - ICDT during the last three years. He is a lawyer from Univ...

Juan Santiago Rodríguez

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Juan Santiago Rodríguez

Associate

Juan Santiago Rodríguez  is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on tax litigation and tax planning . Juan has experience in tax planning, corporate and exchange law . Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, Juan worked for local law firms as well in corporate and tax matters. He has a JD from Universidad del Rosario. He speaks Spanish and English....

Julián Uribe

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Julián Uribe

Associate

Julián Uribe is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His professional practice focuses in Tax Customs & international trade. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz Julián worked at a local law firm. He has a J.D. and a graduate degree in Tax Law from Universidad de los Andes. He is fluent in Spanish and English....

Laura Gutiérrez

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Laura Gutiérrez

Associate

Laura Gutiérrez is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her professional practice focuses on international trade and customs. She is has a J.D. from La Sabana University and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in International Law from the same University. She speaks English and Spanish....

Laura Rey

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Laura Rey

Associate

Laura Rey  is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on tax planning and international investments. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz she worked on a local law firm. She has a JD from Pontificia Universidad Javieriana and a graduate degree in Tax Law from same University. She speaks Spanish and English....

María Camila Lizarazo

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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María Camila Lizarazo

Associate

Maria Camila Lizarazo is a lawyer at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on International Trade. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked as a researcher on foreign trade issues and customs in the Department of tax law of Externado´s University, She is a lawyer from Universidad Externado de Colombia. She  speaks Spanish, English and French....

Mateo Gándara

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Mateo Gándara

Associate

Mateo Gándara is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His professional practice focuses in tax planning and international investments. Prior to joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, Mateo worked as intern of Brach Microsoft Colombia and The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce. Mateo has a JD from Universidad de los Andes. He speaks Spanish and English....

Pablo Fernández

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Pablo Fernández

Associate

Pablo Fernández is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on tax planning and international investments. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked at a local law firm. He has a JD from Universidad de los Andes and a graduate degree in Tax Law from the same university. He speaks Spanish, English and German....

Tomás Jaramillo

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Tomás Jaramillo

Associate

Tomás Jaramillo  is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His professional practice focuses in tax planning, customs and international trade. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, Tomás worked as intern for the Superintendence of Companies and worked for a local law firm as well in corporate and tax matters. Tomás has a JD with honors from the Universidad Javeriana. He speaks English and Spanish....