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Brigard Urrutia

Lucas Moreno

Lucas Moreno

Partner

Expertise

  • Tax
  • Trust and Estates

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Activity

Profile
Mr. Moreno is team leader of the Tax and Transfer Pricing teams at the Firm and is also a member of the Trust and Estates practice. He has extensive experience in company acquisition processes, corporate restructuring and international financing. He worked for two years in the New York office of Ernst & Young, after being admitted to practice in that same state.

He has advised national and international companies as Bancolombia, ISA, Isagen, Grupo Argos, Grupo Falabella, UBS and Univisión. Likewise, he advises companies in the hydrocarbon and mining sectors.

He is member of the Board of Directors of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the Colombian Institute of Tax Law (ICDT). He is also Professor of the postgraduate degree in International Taxation at Universidad EAFIT.

Mr. Moreno is a graduate of the School of Law of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He earned an LL.M at New York University School of Law, where he was beneficiary of the Wallace Scholarship. He has a postgraduate degree in Customs Law at Universidad Externado de Colombia and in Tax Law at Universidad de los Andes.

He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and Colombia.

He has been recognized by important international publications as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Latin Lawyer 250, highlighting his leadership in Tax and Transfer Pricing practice.

Education

Institution: New York University
Program: Master in International Tax
Degree: LL.M in International Tax
Year of Completion: 2010

Institution: Universidad de los Andes
Program: Specialization in Taxes
Degree: Specialist in Tax Law
Year of Completion: 2007

Institution: Universidad Externado de Colombia
Program: Specialization in Customs Law
Degree: Specialist en Customs Law
Year of Completion: 2006

Institution: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Program: Law
Degree: Lawyer
Year of Completion: 2003
Areas of Practice

Tax | Trust and Estates

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association

Seminars

Seminar: “Tax Law Journeys”
Place: Cartagena
Year: 2011'

Seminar: “Passing Tax Havens”
Place: Curaçao
Year: 2010

Professional Activities and Experience

Company: Ernst & Young LLP, NY
Title: Foreign Associate
Starting date: 2009
Until: 2010
Articles

DIAN: Refund Requests Processed During the Health Emergency
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

The DIAN issues Circular 06 of 2020 clarifying aspects related to the abbreviated processes of balances in favor refunds. The DIAN issued Circular 06 of 2020, which clarifies aspects related to the process of abbreviated refund established by Decree 535 of 2020. In this vein, the Circular indicates that until the end of the health emergency, the list of costs, expenses and deductions should not be attached to the request for summary refund...

DIAN: Tax Procedures Undertaken During the Health Emergency
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

The DIAN issued Internal Circular No. 13 of April 18, 2020, establishing guidelines on the administrative processes to be carried out by the entity during the health crisis caused by COVID-19...

Dates Adjusted for Payment of the National Tourism Tax
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

The Government postponed the filing due dates for the tax and other measures were taken in order to help the tourism sector. Due to the crisis generated by the COVID-19, the Government established through Decree 557 of 2020, that companies that provide international air passenger transport services, will have until October 30, 2020, to submit and pay the National Tourism Tax, corresponding to the first and second quarter of 2020...

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