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Ferrere
TORRES DEL PASEO, TORRE I - NIVEL 25
AVDA. SANTA TERESA NO. 2106
ASUNCIÓN
Paraguay

Work Department

Tax

Position

Senior Associate

Career

María Julia is a member of the Tax and Corporate department at FERRERE Paraguay. She specializes in advising local and foreign clients on the tax impacts of their economic activities in Paraguay and abroad, including tax planning to optimize tax costs. Her practice area also includes advice to clients on processes for recovery of tax credits and undue or excess payments, at both administrative and judicial levels.

Before joining FERRERE she was a senior at the law firm Nora Ruoti & Asociados, whose tax practice is well-known in Paraguay, where she provided ongoing advice to companies in diverse sectors of the economy. Among her most important jobs was advice on structuring, development and startup of the tax administration department at the Paraguayan Social Security Institute.

María Julia is on the faculty of Instituto de Formación Tributaria, Comercial y Administrativa, which offers training courses and well as specializations and master’s programs in the tax and corporate areas, aimed at public accountants and attorneys. She also collaborated on tax publications for the publishing ventuire Editorial Emprendimientos Nora Ruoti SRL, and garnered recognition for her contributions.

Languages

Spanish

Education

  • Attorney, Universidad Nacional de Asunción (Paraguay), 2007.
  • Specialist in Taxes and Procedures, Instituto de Formación Tributaria y Empresarial (Paraguay), 2012.
  • Master in Taxes and Tax Advice, Instituto de Formación Tributaria, Comercial y Administrativa (Paraguay), 2019.

Lawyer Rankings

Paraguay > Tax

(Rising stars)

María Julia MéndezFerrere

Ferrere‘s tax law department is best known for assisting international clients on the tax aspects of their operations and transactions in Paraguay, working closely with its corporate practice as well as sister accounting firm CPA Ferrere. The team also has a strong base of domestic clients, with Merco Par and Petrolera San Antonio being among a crop of new clients to this practice. The team’s recent workload has been dominated by assistance to multinationals on transfer pricing rules introduced in 2021, as well as on delays and amendments to tax reforms introduced in January 2020. Senior associate Erika Bañuelos is the primary contact; she is well versed in corporate restructurings, tax planning, investments in the country, and day-to-day queries. Corporate partner Néstor Loizaga co-leads with her, while María Julia Méndez and Horacio Sánchez are both regularly involved across all matters.