República de Colombia 791
Ofc. 602 San isidro
Lima 27 Perú
Tel: +51 (1) 202 8000
Fax: +51 (1) 202 8017
Partner responsible for the Tax Area. Specialist in tax counseling on direct and indirect taxes, corporate and tax planning, tax aspects of corporate acquisitions, sales and reorganizations and complex and internal and external finance agreements, including securitization operations, and tax and labor treatment of the remunerations of Peruvian and foreign personnel. Widely experienced in due diligence in corporate acquisitions and review of tax obligation compliance in general.
Walter is a member of the Board of Directors of the Tax Committee, American Chamber of Commerce of Peru, and Member of the Tax Committee of the National Mining and Oil Association.
Tax Law Practice:
In the area of taxes, our law firm offers consultation services on direct and indirect taxes, as well as on domestic and foreign taxes. We also give advice on the tax treatment of remunerations and labor benefits and on action plans for domiciled and non-domiciled workers. We carry out tax and legal planning aimed at improving the efficiency of corporate and tax organization.
We also offer the legal assistance needed for tax inspections and for adversarial and non-adversarial proceedings conducted before the corresponding administrative bodies and the tax court and for adversarial administrative proceedings in the legal system.
We perform due diligence of tax obligations in the case of company acquisitions, tax compliance reviews for clients with the agreed periodicity (monthly, quarterly, and so forth) and tax diagnoses of specific aspects.
Our tax area has wide experience in company acquisitions in Peru and abroad and on corporate and company group reorganizations, providing counseling on complex financing contracts and EPC and EPCM contracts for major projects.
Our tax experts have worked in both the public and private sectors. As a result, they are experienced in different tax matters, giving us a broader outlook in the interpretation and application of tax laws and standards.
We also work with a team of accountants with experience in tax matters, who offer an important complementary element to the provision of certain services like reviews and planning.
We are a full-service law firm that is widely-recognized as Peru’s top energy specialist (electric power, oil and gas).
Our professional team combines 50 years of general practice with highly specialized counsel in regulated industries and complex corporate and financial transactions. The firm’s collective experience extends to the most representative areas of Peru’s corporate legal market, together with a wide range of international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, project development and financing, structured financings, regulatory consultancy and litigation.
We, in Santiváñez Abogados, have made it a point to put together a top team of professionals, in order to offer our clients outstanding service. Our lawyers are graduates of Peru’s top law schools and many of them have earned graduate degrees from the most prestigious universities and law schools of the United States and England, among them Stanford Law School, London School of Economics, Georgetown University, Cornell University, and The University of Texas at Austin.
Founded in Piura in 1964, Santiváñez Abogados is the country’s first and only provincial law firm to have made it to the top league by opening an office in Lima and becoming a leading Peruvian firm with a strong international profile.