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Arias

Tax

2 ranked lawyersBand 2Costa RicaLatin America 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Recognised tax practice with a well-respected position in the market. Enjoys an impressive reputation among clients from a range of industries, including telecommunication, technology and banking, for its significant expertise advising on tax structuring and implementation, the tax implications of M&A transactions, and free trade zones. Additionally assists clients with tax compliance mandates and administrative litigation proceedings.

Strengths

"The service is very good," an interviewee remarks, adding: "They handle everything very well and are always available."

Work highlights

Advised JPMorgan Chase on the tax implications of buying internal debt bonds in Costa Rica.

Notable practitioners

Noteworthy practitioner Carolina Flores possesses a wealth of experience in the tax arena. She is frequently seen advising key names from the food and beverage, telecommunications and financial services sectors on free trade zones, the tax implications of M&A and the interpretation of tax reforms. She is also well placed to assist clients with transfer pricing mandates and compliance.

Associate-to-watch Ligia Alfaro is praised by sources, with one describing her as an "excellent lawyer," further adding: "She helps us understand the terminology."

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Overview

Arias Tax Practice is best known for providing a wide range of services, generating an integral and high-quality advice for its clients, such as: tax compliance, tax advice, tax planning and tax due diligence, litigation, and transfer pricing.

  • Highly committed in projects that involve the application of the tax expertise in different areas. Our advisory consists in fully understanding the guiding thread between a fiscal planning, a tax consultation and tax due diligence, as well as the implications that these services will have in the client’s business.  
  • Complete advice by combining our tax expertise with accounting and financial assistance. This benefit our clients to implement our recommendations not only from a tax standpoint, but from a financial perspective, maximizing their operations.
  • Proactive skills for local and regional tax advisory: Our customers acknowledge that our advice and recommendations are supported in recent case law and coordinated with the knowledge of all our colleagues in Central America and the Caribbean.
  • Full experience in advising foreign investors setting up a local operation, in compliance with the local tax law and the recent case law from the Tax Authorities. The synergy of our expertise helps the client to establish an efficient business in the country and throughout the region.

Tax Department

Arias

firm
Department location

Avenida Escazú, Torre Lexus, Cuarto Piso

San José

San José

Costa Rica

12891 - 1000

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Costa Rica

Tax


Carolina Flores
Band 2
Ligia Alfaro
Associates to watch