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Andersen Tax & Legal

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Quito Senior Partners: Mauricio Durango, Jorge David Uribe
Guayaquil Senior Partners: Alfredo Bustos, Pablo Guevara, Mario Orellana
Number of partners: 5
Number of other lawyers: 17

Firm Overview:
Andersen Tax & Legal (Ecuador) is the result of the integration of FIDESBURÓ and PROFILE, two of the most prestigious market-leading legal and tax consulting services firms in Ecuador. The firm concentrates the experience of an excellent multidisciplinary team of professionals trained in risk prevention, tax and corporate law, committed to provide timely and proactive services. It has offices in Quito and Guayaquil, two of the most important cities of Ecuador, and worldwide presence through member firms and collaborating firms of Andersen Global. It is the biggest firm specialised in taxes in Ecuador and with experience in the application of best tax practices. As a competitive advantage, the firm has technology incorporated as input for decision making on tax matters.

Main Areas of Practice:
Legal & Tax Consultancy:
Andersen Tax & Legal’s highly effective team of professionals are specialised in corporate law and best tax practices. The team is a valuable asset in the progression of the business decision making process. Its professionals work in an environment of continuous regulatory change where businesses are exposed to the effects of nonconformance, which can disrupt normal and efficient operation and result in sanctions that harm corporate reputation.

Tax Compliance:
An appropriate review of tax practices used in business activity, keeps a good record in the compliance of formal obligations allowing companies to identify benefits to obtain an efficient tax refund within the legal framework. The firm provides an assessment on client’s tax status and compliance with formal taxpayer requirements, giving recommendations to improve business practices or bring them into conformity with the law to avoid future vulnerability.

Legal Defense & Litigation:
Entrust the defence of rights and interests to a team specialised in oral litigation, with experience in tribunals and court of justice — including constitutional processes, allow companies to obtain best results and risk control through managers and shareholders. Andersen Tax & Legal, is committed to deliver its best effort, applying its skills within a framework of professional ethics, and achieving the optimal results for clients.

Restructurings, Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions Consultancy:
Any new venture requires a preliminary analysis of its advantages and obstacles in sufficient detail to yield reliable project expected results. The same applies to the development, expansion, or diversification of existing enterprises, where it is advisable to consider whether the benefits obtained might be outweighed by the risks entailed. Andersen Tax & Legal provides consultancy enabling clients to structure a business strategy that is beneficial to shareholders and aimed at capitalising on advantages or benefits under tax law. Ensuring compliance with conditions and requirements that meet the optimum tax outcome for the business within the legal framework.

Transfer Pricing, International Tax Planning:
Identifying transactions with related parties, local and foreign; and, making sure such transactions comply with the arm’s length principle, means a formal obligation that is highly complex, and that just professionals with enough experience and tools, will be able to translate these transactions into a comprehensive Transfer Pricing Report and annexes with its proper support. The firm’s specialisation in transfer pricing and application of agreements to prevent double or international taxation, will provide assistance and advice for the proper local application of tax law in international transactions.

International Work:
Andersen Global is an international association of member firms comprised of tax and legal professionals worldwide. It was established in 2013 as the international entity surrounding the development of a seamless professional services model providing best in class tax and legal services around the world. It is comprised of more than 2,000 professionals with a presence in more than 61 locations worldwide. The principal objective isn’t to be the biggest firm, it is to provide best-in-class client services in seamless fashion across the globe and that each and every one of the professionals and member firms that are a part of Andersen Global, share its core values.

Languages:
English, Spanish

Clients:
Andersen Tax & Legal clients include the most important national and multinational companies operating in Ecuador, in different industry sectors: banking, construction, healthcare, industrial sector, IT and technology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, real estate, telecommunications.

International Offices:
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay