Firm Profile > Puente Sur > Santiago, Chile
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Chile > Tax Tier 4The nine-member team at full-service tax and accounting firm Puente Sur has extensive experience in advising clients from the energy, fintech and education sectors. It was recently particularly active in representing clients before the IRS in VAT recovery work; advising on acquisition structures for new investments; and navigating new digital economy regulatory measures. Specialising in corporate tax, M&A transactions’ VAT structuring, audit procedures and transfer pricing litigation, ‘very up-to-date‘ tax head Ignacio Gepp (partner since January 2020) has over ten years’ experience in tax work.
‘Their professionals are very up to date on legal matters.‘
‘Great ability to adapt.‘
‘Ignacio Gepp is always very up to date on the latest pronouncements from the tax authority, and he has a wide network of contacts.‘
‘The leadership of Ignacio Gepp is outstanding.‘
‘Ignacio Gepp is smart, efficient and motivates his people.‘
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Puente Sur > Firm Profile
With more than 25 years of history, Puente Sur is dedicated to support foreign investors in Chile in all of their tax-related matters, providing innovative solutions and a personalized approach to their client’s problems.
Puente Sur’s tax advisory unit is run by tax attorney Ignacio Gepp, a recognized voice within the public debate being carried through Chilean local newspapers and other specialized media.
With clients from over 20 different industries, the firm has extensive proven experience, especially in the energy industry, telecoms, digital services and assisting international investments funds.
Energy industry: With a practice aimed to renewable energy sources, Puente Sur has assisted several major investments in Chile, developing tax structuring strategies for multinational holdings and their local operating entities, providing solutions to complex cross-border matters, entry and exit strategies, and successfully handling VAT recovery procedures.
Telecoms: Puente Sur has assisted clients by providing tax planning services for financing purposes, including ongoing support in the tax structure supporting acquisitions and construction projects, playing a defining role as an advocator for its clients interests before Chilean government authorities, and acting as a negotiator with local telecoms companies concerning the lease of real assets and communication stations.
Digital services: Puente Sur has taken the lead in this relatively new legal reality, not only as an active voice in the public debate, but assisting some of the most well-known digital companies, in order to advise them on complying as non-residents with the new VAT on digital services law, and, at the same time, finding a proper manner to communicate their business model to the Chilean tax authority, for tax efficiency purposes.
Foreign investment funds: The firm has served as an advisor for foreign investment funds with interests in real assets (forestry and agriculture), providing advice on financing structure, entry and exit strategies, definition of investment vehicles and efficient ongoing tax operation, including VAT recovery procedures.
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