Operational taxes (Qualified Intermediaries / Nonqualified Intermediaries), FATCA/CRS expert. Compliant tax-structuring for private and corporate clients, wealth planning.
Mr. Romero has built a reputation as Panama´s and Latin America thought leader and top AEOI and cross-border operational taxes practitioner. Mr. Romero´s name has grown synonym to cutting-edge and technical expertise in the withholding tax (relief-at-source) and automatic exchange of information for tax purposes arenas. The gatekeepers of Panama´s banking and capital markets, which is the most relevant financial center in Central America, have entrusted Mr. Romero with the responsibility of designing their operational tax (QI / NQI), FATCA & CRS due diligence, withholding and reporting processes to safeguard their cross-border tax compliance and their strategic accounts with global custodians. Mr. Romero has trained the personnel of more than 50 financial institutions with operations in the Latam region. Mr. Romero speaks Spanish and English.
World Compliance Association
Law Degree (UCAB, Caracas, Venezuela) 1993
Master of Laws (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY) 1995
Graduate Degree in Fiscal Law (UCAB, Caracas, Venezuela) 1998
Master of Laws in International Taxation (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL) 2010