Ecuadorian law firm Heka has added José Manuel Albornoz as a new partner in its finance and tax practice. He is one of the most experienced professionals in the country in tax, financial and accounting matters, bringing a new focus to the firm.
Albornoz has more than 18 years’ experience in financing and tax matters, and 13 of which were spent as manager of the tax team for one of the most important law firms in Ecuador and the region.
His experience has led him to work on local and international business group transactions, corporate, restructurings, purchase and sale of businesses, M&A, divestitures, tax audits, complex advice, legal and financial restructuring, as well as resolving client enquiries and guidance on specific tax and labor issues.
His wealth of knowledge allows him to seamlessly guide clients in procedures relating to tax refunds, audits, information requests, related parties and other corporate matters.
He has served clients in the oil and gas, consumer, health and retail sectors, among others. His experience allows him to provide support in procedures before the Ecuadorian Internal Revenue Service (SRI) and other tax and control authorities such as the Register of Companies. In addition, he is an accounting and tax expert as accredited by the Judicial Council of Ecuador.
He holds a master’s degree in financial management from the ISEAD Business School, part of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
“José Manuel’s incorporation into the firm not only strengthens our catalog of services, but also is a clear demonstration of the professional quality and experience of our team, a fundamental piece of our strategy of penetration and positioning in the Ecuadorian market,” Heka partner Santiago Albán said.
“I am well disposed to achieve in a synergy with the rest of the team that will allows us to differentiate ourselves in the market, and which translates into a service of quality and trust,” Albornoz said.