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10
Mar 201609:00 BST

An Introduction to Taxation in Latin America

An Introduction to Taxation in Latin America
In this webinar organized in collaboration with Pride Partners International, find out more about trending topics in Latin American taxation, including transfer pricing, the region's reaction to BEPS, CRS and FATCA, dwindling oil prices, exchange rate fluctuations, political instability and a whole lot more.

This event was organised with Pride Partners International, a global association of transfer pricing & valuation consulting firms.

Following the success of our first regional webinar on China, Taxlinked.net hosted a live panel event dedicated to taxation in Latin America.

In this hour-long Q&A session, our panel of experts covered a wide array of trending topics in Latin American taxation including transfer pricing, the region's reaction to BEPS, CRS and FATCA, dwindling oil prices, exchange rate fluctuations, political instability and a whole lot more.

Questions covered included:

  • Which are the most important or trending tax topics in your country at this moment?
  • How easy is it for Latin American tax administrations to introduce new laws regarding global tax topics like money laundering, transfer pricing, and electronic invoicing and accounting, among others?
  • What are some of the main tax incentives available to foreign investors willing to move into your jurisdiction?
  • What are some of the more important Transfer Pricing (TP) issues being dealt with in Latin America? Are their new approaches to TP that Latin American countries have adopted?
  • And lots more!

Our Panellists

Pedro Palacios, Arteaga Palacios & Ortega, Venezuela.

Pedro Palacios, Arteaga Palacios & Ortega, Venezuela.

Pedro graduated from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in 1992 and completed Tax Law postgraduate studies at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1996. In 2001, he obtained the degree of Specialist in Corporate Legal Management at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) with an emphasis on the structuring of commercial operations and negotiations, also completing studies there in Finance.

Pedro’s practice focuses in advising clients in mergers and acquisitions, corporate, tax, oil and gas related matters, as well as commercial transactions. He works closely with his client’s management team in order to find solutions that are not only legally but commercially suitable to their needs.
 

Furthermore, Pedro serves as a university professor, having published multiple articles and books on taxation, franchises and other fiscal issues. Likewise, he was selected by “Latin Lawyer” magazine among the top 20 Venezuelan attorneys under 40 years.

Ronaldo Apelbaum, Taxativa Consultoria de Negocios, Brazil

Ronaldo Apelbaum, Taxativa Consultoria de Negocios, Brazil

Ronaldo has over seventeen years of experience in taxation management in Latin America countries with a particular focus on Brazilian business, corporate and payroll taxes planning, litigation and compliance. He has reviewed business models and interaction with customers related to IT services agreements in Latin America, managed tax and consulting teams in law offices and multinational companies and participated in steering committees for M&A and tax planning initiatives inside services and manufacturing companies in Brazil. He's also acted as a member of councils and associations in discussions related to tax legislation and presented seminars related to taxation in Brazil. Beginning in 2015, Ronaldo has served as judge and Vice-President of panel for the 1st section of the Federal Administrative Council of Taxpayers (CARF), judging appeals derived from corporate income tax audits.

Ronaldo has a Law degree from the Universidade de São Paulo and has worked as a Tax Consultant for KPMG, Martins, Chamon e Franco Advogados and Banco Santander and as Tax Manager for Hewlett-Packard Brasil and Capgemini.


Adrian J. Romero, Grupo Consultor EFE, Mexico

Adrian J. Romero, Grupo Consultor EFE, Mexico

Adrian J. Romero is Managing Partner of Grupo Consultor EFE and one of the Founding Partners and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pride Partners International. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from CETYS Universidad and certificates in Transfer Pricing from Universidad Anáhuac México Norte, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in Spain and Baker & McKenzie.

Adrian advises more than 80 auditing, accounting and law firms throughout the continent and more than 250 multinational companies. He has participated in over 40 Transfer Pricing conferences in 12 countries throughout the Americas and has been a consultant to several Central American countries' tax authorities. Adrian also serves as a coach (certified by both the International Association of Coaching and the International Coach Federation) and a university lecturer.


Juan Cristobal Ortega, Carey y Cia, Chile.

Juan Cristobal Ortega, Carey y Cia, Chile.

Juan Cristobal is a member of Carey's Tax Group, where he advises domestic and foreign clients in personal and corporate tax planning, local and international tax consulting, M&As, foreign investment transactions and tax litigation. He holds a Law Degree from the Universidad de Chile and an LL.M. in International Taxation from NYU. He's an active member of The Academy of American and International Law at The Center for American and International Law in Dallas, TX, USA, and has represented clients in the banking, energy, financial and transportation sectors, among others.


Our Moderator

Priscilla Lachman, Head of International Fiscal Affairs Division, Ministry of Finance, Suriname.

Priscilla Lachman, Head of International Fiscal Affairs Division, Ministry of Finance, Suriname.

Priscilla works for the Tax & Customs Administration of Suriname's Minister of Finance in the capacity of Head of International Fiscal Affairs. Before joining the Ministry of Finance, Priscilla was a tax advisor in the Netherlands. She also serves as a Correspondent for the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT) and a Professor in International Tax Law for Suriname's Tax and Customs Administration. Priscilla holds a Master's in Tax Law from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and has completed postgraduate professional tax courses at the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors.

Submit Your Questions

If you'd like to ask our panelists a follow-up question, feel free to do so on our forum discussion.

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