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Baker McKenzie’s VAT/Indirect Tax Practice presented ‘Digital Services in Latin America,’ on 12 August 2020. This was the second presentation in the International VAT Conference Webinar Series, a global webinar series designed for VAT specialists from all industry sectors that aims to discuss the latest developing trends and hot topics in the VAT/GST and customs arena.


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The Latin America Tax Practice Group invites you to attend session two of the International VAT Conference focusing on the Latin America region that address the critical indirect tax issues businesses should analyze in a global economic downturn. Please find below more details about those sessions and learn more about the rest of the series.

Focusing on the main aspects and proposals of the Digital Services Tax (DST) appearing throughout Latin America. Experts from Argentina, Brazil*, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela discuss their respective jurisdiction’s VAT proposals regarding DST.

View the recorded webinar.

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*In cooperation with Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm.

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José P. Barnola Jr. joined Baker McKenzie in 1996 and became partner in 2003. He is a senior member of the Venezuela tax practice group and counsel of the tax practice group in Mexico, and has extensive experience in tax advice, transactional tax and tax litigation. José has authored over 30 legal articles on several legal and tax issues published in Venezuela, United States, Canada and México (see list in https://www.linkedin.com/in/josepbarnolajr/) and has over 18 years' experience as tax law professor. He has written and spoken on investment protection and tax planning, cross-border distribution activities, corporate reorganizations, VAT, tax litigation, employee taxation and other hot topics of the Venezuelan tax system. Since 2018, José has been based in Baker McKenzie's office in Mexico City on a special temporary assignment, where he provides complex planning and transactional investment protection and tax advice, especially for the oil and gas industry, as well as tax litigation. José is the Latin America representative in Baker McKenzie's Tax Dispute Resolution Global Steering Committee, in charge of designing and implementing the global, regional and local strategic plans of the Firm.

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Diana Juarez Martinez joined the Tax Practice Group of Baker McKenzie’s Mexico City office in 2008. She advises on general tax planning and international taxation.

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Ciro Meza is a member of the Tax Practice Group in Baker McKenzie Colombia. From 2006 to 2010, he was a tax manager at Deloitte’s tax and legal division. Prior to this, he was an associate at Godoy Hoyos Abogados (2003 – 2004) and Araujo Ibarra and Asociados (2001 – 2003), which both specialized in tax and international trade matters. He has written several articles on tax and international trade matters, which have been featured in journals such as Ambito Juridico and Universitas. He has also been a professor of a master’s degree course in taxation at Universidad Externado de Colombia and Universidad Javeriana. Currently he is professor at Universidad ICESI.

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Jorge Narváez-Hasfura is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Mexico office. With 32 years of experience, he has been voted as a leading tax practitioner in Mexico on tax litigation, transfer pricing and indirect taxation by the International Tax Review. He has been nominated to appear in the Guide to the World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers. He has been voted as one of the leading tax practitioners in Mexico by Chambers & Partners every year since 2011, and praised by well-known international publications for his transfer pricing and corporate reorganization work alongside his very strong practice in tax rulings, treaties and litigation.

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Adriana Stamato is a Partner in Baker McKenzie's Sao Paolo office.

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Catalina is a member of the Tax practice group in Baker McKenzie's Santiago office. She has experience in energy, IT, real estate, financing and health industries, assisting both local and multinational companies. She has been a member of the tax departments of two leading Big Four accounting firms prior to joining Baker McKenzie in 2019.

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Laura Durán graduated from the Universidad de los Andres. She has a specialization in administrative law at the Universidad del Rosario and an LLM in International Taxation at King's College London. She has five years of experience in tax matters, both nationally and internationally, and focuses on consulting and tax panning matters. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Laura worked as an associate in a Colombian law firm.