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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 founding partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz. He heads the Tax Customs & international trade practice group. His practice focuses on taxation, principally centered on tax planning for cross-border transactions. He also has ample experience in developing tax structures for M&A; 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 on tax structure and tax planning, wealth man...

Felipe Aroca

Partner

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Felipe Aroca

Partner

Felipe Aroca is a Partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz and heads the Barranquilla office. His practice focuses on Tax Planning, Foreign Investments and International Commerce. Felipe has experience in foreign investment, family and estate planning and tax structuring of projects concerning corporate restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and joint venture projects. He has worked in the implementation of international treaties for the avoidance of double taxation, free trade zone structuring and has activel...

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...

Manuel Bustamante

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Manuel Bustamante

Associate

Manuel Bustamante is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His professional practice focuses in Tax, Customs & International Trade. He has a J.D. from Universidad de los Andes and studies in Macroeconomics in the London School of Economics. He speaks Spanish, English and French....

Claudia Cuello

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Claudia Cuello

Associate

Claudia Cuello is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Tax Customs & international trade. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she works at a local firm in Tax, Exchange and Customs practice. Claudia has a J.D., and a graduate Degree in Tax Law , all from Universidad del Norte....

Juan Camilo De Bedout

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Juan Camilo De Bedout

Associate

Juan Camilo De Bedout is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Tax Planning, International Commerce and Tax litigation and controversy. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked as a Tax Senior Lawyer in a multinational firm, advising national and international corporations on tax matters and on tax planning for mergers and acquisitions, and other major projects. He was senior investigator for three years for the “Observatory of Tax Judgments” published by the “Co...

Jaime Gomez

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Jaime Gomez

Associate

Jaime 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 litigati...

Juan Fernando Gonzalez

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Juan Fernando Gonzalez

Associate

Juan Fernando Gonzalez is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Tax Customs & international trade. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked for local law firms. He has a JD from Universidad del Rosario. His native language is Spanish and he is fluent in 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....

Alejandro Rojas

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Alejandro Rojas

Associate

Alejandro Rojas is an Associate Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses in Tax Planning. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked restructuring government entities and was an independent litigation lawyer. He has a JD from Universidad de Medellín and a degree in Tax Legislation from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. His Native Language is Spanish and he is fluent in 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....

Juan David Velasco

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Juan David Velasco

Associate

Juan David Velasco is a senior associate and co-heads the Transactional Tax practice at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Tax Customs & and International Trade. Juan David has experience in international tax planning and WTO Law. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked at the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland. He also worked as an International Tax Manager for a multinational accounting firm and as an associate at other loc...

Michelle Visbal

Associate

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Michelle Visbal

Associate

Michelle Visbal is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Tax Customs & international trade. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was an intern in the Supreme Court of Justice. She has a JD from Universidad Javeriana. She speaks Spanish, English and French....

Felipe Poveda

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Felipe Poveda

Associate

Felipe Poveda is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Tax Customs & international trade, Foreign Investments and International Commerce. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked at a local law firm. He has a JD from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana of Medellín. His native language is Spanish and is fluent in English....

Victoria Garzón

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Victoria Garzón

Associate

Victoria Garzón is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Tax Planning and International Commerce. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked at Microsoft in the Corporate, External and Legal Affairs area. She has a JD from Universidad de los Andes. She speaks Spanish and English....

Juan Pablo Robledo

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Juan Pablo Robledo

Associate

Juan Pablo Robledo is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Tax, Customs & International Trade. He has a J.D. from Universidad de los Andes. Juan Pablo speaks German, Spanish and English....

Jorge Benavides

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Jorge Benavides

Associate

Jorge Benavides is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Tax Customs & international trade. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz Jorge worked at a local law firm. He has J.D. from Universidad de los Andes and pursues tax studies in the same university. He speaks Spanish, English and German....

Álvaro Jiménez

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Álvaro Jiménez

Associate

Álvaro Jiménez is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on tax planning and foreign investment. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked as a tax lawyer in local firm, advising national and international corporations on tax matters and on tax planning for mergers and acquisitions. He has a JD from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and graduate degrees in Commercial Law and Tax Law from Universidad del Rosario. He speaks Spanish, French and English....

Camilo Abondano

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Camilo Abondano

Associate

Camilo Abondano  is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on tax planning and international investments. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he was a lawyer in an international tax advisory firm. He has a JD from Universidad Externado de Colombia and a graduate degree in Tax Law from same University. 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....

Amalia Escobar

Associate

Tax, Customs & International Trade

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Amalia Escobar

Associate

Amalia Escobar is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on taxation and tax planning. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked for a local law firm in taxation and corporate law. She has a JD from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and an LLM in international business law candidate from The London School of Economics. She speaks Spanish and English....