Mrs Erika Bañuelos > Ferrere > Asuncion, Paraguay > Lawyer Profile
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Mrs Erika Bañuelos
Tax and Customs Law.
She has several years of experience providing consulting services in tax and customs matters to numerous multinational companies and business groups from different sectors. Her working experience as a consultant is mainly related to tax planning on various issues connected with national and international matters. Her previous professional experience includes participating as a litigator against the tax authorities in landmark tax refund cases.
She complements her professional practice with teaching in two of the main Universities in the country, The Bussiness School of the National University of Asuncion – “Legal System of Bussiness” – and the School of Law, Policy and Communication of the University Autonomous of Asunción – “Financial Law” and “Tax law”.
Since 2019 she is the Paraguayan correspondent of the IBFD regarding daily tax news. She wrote the Digital Tax Monitor Chapter of Paraguay.
She is the author of several articles discussing tax issues in specialized fiscal magazines.
She has collaborated writing the VAT Navigator content and the Paraguay Country Guide for Bloomberg – Tax & Accounting.
English; Spanish; French
Bar Association of Paraguay; International Bar Association; International Fiscal Association
Attorney and Public Notary, National University of Asunción (Paraguay); Tax Specialist, American University (Paraguay); Diploma in Taxation, Inter-American Center of Tax and the Externado University (Colombia); Specialist in Administrative Law, University of Salamanca (Spain); Specialist in Tax Fraud and Money Laundering, University of Castilla la Mancha (Spain); LLM in International and European Tax Law, specializing in customs law and international trade, Maastricht University (The Netherlands).
Ferrere has extensive experience in both tax and customs matters, advising on tax structures, transfer pricing reports and assisting international clients with operations in Paraguay. The group has expertise in tax litigation, handling cases from a variety of sectors, including digital services, hydrocarbon exploitation, special investment regimes, security markets, infrastructure and financial services. The firm has also been involved in the drafting of tax laws and regulations, actively assisting the Paraguayan Tax Administration, and in the implementation of free trade zones. Néstor Loizaga co-leads the team, offering advice on the tax aspects of investment regimes, M&A and corporate structures, and assistance with tax litigation. Practice co-head Erika Bañuelos is a senior associate with over 15 years’ experience advising national and international clients on tax and customs issues, including administrative processes, tax refunds, and proceedings against the tax authorities. Senior associate María Julia Méndez is an active member of the team, with experience in tax planning at both a national and multinational level. Tanya Moreno joined as senior associate in November 2022 from EY.