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Dentons Muñoz

FORUM 1 BUSINESS CENTER, BUILDING C, OFFICE 1C1, SANTA ANA, SAN JOSE 12891-1000, COSTA RICA
Tel:
Work +506 2503 9800
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www.dentons.com
Dentons Muñoz, Sylvia Montero, San Jose, COSTA RICA

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Sylvia Montero

Tel:
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Areas of focus

Practices

  • Tax
  • Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation

Position

Associate

Career

Sylvia Montero is a tax lawyer that helps clients select structures that reduce their tax impact. Her practice focuses on assisting clients with issues involving tax on remittances abroad, income tax, general tax on sales and dividend tax. She answers her clients’ tax questions promptly and attends and handles all types of tax procedures.

Sylvia has extensive experience in the Free Zone Regime in Costa Rica, fulfilling requirements for admission to the Regime, assisting with tax exemptions and identifying any other benefits granted to these entities, their obligations and possible penalties for breaches of contract. She has led and handled administrative procedures at the Tax Administration and Tax Court, including acting as a tax consultant and handling petitions, as well as administrative and supervisory procedures and penalties. She has also conducted tax proceedings before the Administrative Court of Appeals.

Before Dentons Muñoz, her experience includes nine years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the tax and legal department and seven years at Arias & Munoz in the tax and corporate department. As a partner of Consultores del Talento, a local family-owned consultancy dedicated to granting services on human resource management, she participated in the entity’s incorporation and designed and implemented its strategic plan. She assumed the management of key accounts, provided support to the management team regarding quality of the services, and led the commercial management in creating and developing long-term business relationships with clients and strategic partners.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Education

  • University of Science and Technology, 2004, Master's Degree, Tax Consulting
  • Pan American University, 1999, Law Degree


Costa Rica

Tax

Within: Tax

The ‘outstandingDentons Muñoz fields a ‘very knowledgeable and experienced’ tax practice that is ‘very active in providing competitive services of high quality and at impressive speed’. The department advises on tax litigation, compliance, and customs and tax issues related to the country’s free trade zone regime. Practice head and ‘standout tax lawyerDaniel Arayahas deep knowledge in law (and not only in his area of expertise)’, and associate Sylvia Montero is highlighted for her ‘expert recommendations and innovative approach’. Recent notable work includes advising FCC Construcción on the quantification and certification of tax credits and related proceedings before the tax authorities; assisting People in Need with tax compliance matters; and advising WNS, a beneficiary of the free zone regime, on related tax matters.

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