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Jose Andres Romero

Jose Andres Romero

Brigard & Urrutia

Bogota, , COL


Brigard & Urrutia partner since 2009. He leads the Tax, Transfer Pricing and Wealth management, trust and estates Teams. During more than 16 years he has worked as national and international tax advisor and in Transfer Pricing for well-known international firms in Colombia and New York. His experience includes advice and support to important national and international companies in tax planning of the most recent Mergers and Acquisitions transactions of the most significant investment projects of the country and private equity funds structuration. In addition, he is an expert in application of treaties to avoid double taxation and in implementing sophisticated tax planning structures for corporate activities that include protection and planning, shared costs and service centers, corporate restructuring, decrease of debt level and accomplishment of holding structures to attract foreign capital investment.

Academic Training

Mr. Romero received his JD from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, and holds a LL.M (magister) in International Taxation from the New York University School of Law. He also specialized in Advance Studies in Political, Economic and Social Sciences from Notre Dame University Phoenix Institute South Bend, IN. Mr. Romero has been a professor of international taxation at well-known universities such us Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad Externado, de Colombia and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín. Also he has participated as speaker in local and international tax seminars and most important international associations such as IFA, STEP, IBA and ABA . Mr. Romero is the IFA´s president and he has published several articles and academic papers for very important international and local tax publications, such as “Why Colombia Should Negotiate International Tax Treaties: Recent Developments and Perspectives” (2005), “Free Trade Zones and Legal Stability Agreements in Colombia” (2008), and “The Anti-Deferral Rules and The Colombian Tax Law” (2009), “Interpretación y aplicación de los convenios de doble imposición internacional en Colombia” (2012), “El Nuevo Régimen Fiscal de las reorganizaciones empresariales”(2013).

Memberships

President of the Tax Committee of the Colombian American Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Executive Committee and of the General Council of the International Fiscal Association- IFA (Colombian Chapter)
Member of the Colombian Institute of Tax Law

Areas of Practice

Tax
Trust and Estates
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