Mr Luis Barahona > Arias > San Salvador, El Salvador > Lawyer Profile

Arias
CALLE LA MASCOTA #533
COLONIA SAN BENITO
SAN SALVADOR
El Salvador

Work Department

  • Administrative Law
  • Tax and Fiscal Planning

Position

Partner

Career

  • Expert in taxes, tax disputes and litigation, fiscal planning, precautionary legal audits, tax risk detection, and transfer pricing. With vast experience in the Tax Administration and in the private sector.
  • Currently, Luis is the Director of the Firm´s Tax Department. His professional experience includes: Director of the Internal Revenue Services, Interine General Subdirector, Legal Manager, Chief of Large Taxpayers Legal Department, Chief of El Salvador´s negotiating committee on the subscription of the treaty on double taxation with Spain. 
  • He also was part of the internal revenue technical group who participated in the making, review and subscription of the treaties on regulation of Internal Tax enforceable to commerce, Information Exchange and Mutual help in the Central American Customs Union. Luis has also worked on numerous tax reforms.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English (Basic)

Memberships

International Bar Association (IBA)

Education

Luis has a law degree and is authorized as a practicing attorney of El Salvador. He has obtained Postgraduate Degrees in tax and fiscal law, from Chile, Brazil, Spain, France, Argentina, among others.

Lawyer Rankings

El Salvador > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Luis BarahonaArias

The tax group at Arias assists clients at the national and regional levels with such matters as due diligence processes, the tax implications of setting up companies, permit processing, litigation, transfer pricing, tax planning and compliance. Led by former Director of the Internal Revenue Service Luis Barahona, and supported by senior associate César López, who has expertise in contentious and non-contentious, and associate Marianella Guidos, a specialist in customs regulations, the team represents clients across the hospitality, energy and banking sectors.