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JUAN RAÚL SOSA V.

Juan Raúl is an associate in the tax area of ​​the Firm. His practice focuses on the tax aspects of complex commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and everything related to the Special Investment Regimes of Panama.

In complex cross-border transactions, he has represented national and international companies from various economic sectors, such as retail and wholesale trade, energy, aviation, mining, and banking. Similarly, he has advised companies on corporate restructuring, joint ventures, debt and guarantee structuring, and mergers and acquisitions.

His experience in tax practice focuses on advising different economic sectors on the tax implications of their transactions, the application of Double Taxation Treaties, advice on tax residence issues in the Republic of Panama, the establishment of companies in free zones and special regimes such as the Colon Free Zone, the Panama-Pacific Area, and the Multinational Corporation Headquarters (SEM for its acronym in spanish) regime, as well as compliance with the requirements of each of these zones and the application of the rules of Transfer prices in intercompany transactions.

Before joining the Firm, Juan Raúl was a senior attorney in the Tax and Legal department of KPMG in Panama. Also, is an active member and vice-chair of the Tax & Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Panama (AmCham Panama).

Education

  • University Santa María la Antigua, Panamá (LL.B., 2015).
  • ESADE Business & Law School, Barcelona, Spain(LL.M., 2019).
  • ESADE Business & Law School, Barcelona, Spain (Diploma in 360 en Management & Cross Skills, 2019).

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Relevant Transactions

  • Tax legal advice to a foreign capital investment fund in the acquisition of a mixed capital electricity transmission company.
  • Legal tax advice to a company in the Panamanian energy sector to acquire a liquefied gas energy project in Panama.
  • Tax legal advice to multinational companies established under the SEM Regime and the Panama-Pacific Area for compliance with the Substance Requirements established by Panamanian law.
  • Advice on the corporate restructuring with a fiscal perspective of a leading company in the liquor sector with local capital.
  • Advice to companies in the aeronautical sector on tax implications of aircraft transfers in Panamanian territory.

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