One of the key strength of Arias is to be a fully integrated firm with offices throughout Central America. The law firm maintains a predominant position in El Salvador, where the tax team has participated in several complex fiscal planning matters. In addition, the department is strong in administrative and judicial proceedings. In particular, it has a special focus on tax and customs regulations. The firm advises domestic and international clients in different industries.
In the last 12 months, the tax team advised many clients before the tax administration and it had favourable results in most of the cases. Moreover, the tax group handled different complex customs matters.
During the research period, the team made the addition of senior associate Luis Emilio Rivera Linares, who was hired from PwC.
Consortium Legal’s El Salvador office stands out for the analysis, preparation and discussion of tax proposals before congress. The tax department is very active in general tax consultancy, tax advice in merger and acquisition, corporate reorganization and international taxation.
In the last 12 months, the tax team advised Archer Daniels Midland Company on the merchandise origin verification initiated by the General Customs Direction of El Salvador. In addition, the team worked on different cases of tax customs and tax assessment for the beginning of operations in El Salvador.