García & Bodán promotes tax partner in El Salvador

Central American law firm García & Bodán has announced the promotion of Mauricio Orellana as a new partner within its tax practice in El Salvador, bringing the number of partners in the region to 13.

Posted jeudi, janvier 26 2023
García & Bodán promotes tax partner in El Salvador

Mauricio Orellana joined the firm in February 2018, constituting since its inception an essential element in the strengthening and growth of the tax practice in the region, the firm said in a statement.

He has more than 20 years of experience in tax law, during which he has practiced from different areas, and his recent focus has been on tax advice to multinational companies to provide efficient alternatives for their investments in the country, as well as tax defense in internal tax, transfer pricing and customs matters.

Terencio García, regional managing partner of the firm, said the integration of Mauricio as partner is a recognition of his professional and personal quality. "He is an extremely intelligent lawyer, with a capacity for analysis, organization of ideas and synthesis as few people have. He has a vast and deep knowledge of tax law, not only in El Salvador but also in Central America. Mauricio's promotion presents a very strong and unprecedented profile of García & Bodán in tax law. We are very proud and honored by his acceptance to be part of the team of partners."

For his part, Julio Vargas, managing partner of García & Bodán El Salvador, said: “Mauricio’s performance has been outstanding since joining the firm. Mauricio's professional growth has gone hand-in-hand with the growth of our operation and has been a key factor in making the appointment happen”.

“This promotion consolidates the tax practice as one of the main practices of our operation; it motivates the rest of the team to continue working to grow within our organization and gives an added value to our clients, receiving the service directly from a partner," Vargas added.

Mauricio said that, with his new position, his objectives are "to strengthen sub-specialties of the tax practice of the firm in El Salvador. In 2021 and 2022 we have had very positive results in tax litigation and we believe there is a great area of opportunity to continue growing. We already have a strong team of specialists in constitutional, transfer pricing and financial accounting matters that have been supporting our practice and that is reflected in the positive results that have been obtained for our clients at the level of administrative appeals and judicial instances".

In addition to its offices in El Salvador, García & Bodán also has offices in Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala.