Jesus joined LEĜA as partner in 2012. He has extensive professional experience in tax consulting, tax planning, corporate restructuring, international taxation, and assistance in tax processes. He was partner of one of the world’s four largest audit firms. He was also part of the legal department of one of the most important banking institutions of the country, and of the Finance Commission of the Senate Chamber of the now defunct National Congress that made the 1990 tax reform.
“He is an excellent lawyer with great reputation in Latin America.” A client particularly values that he ”works hand in hand with clients as a team member to understand the practical implications of their tax matters”. Source: Chambers Latin America. Tax. 2018 .
ÁREAS DE PRÁCTICA & INDUSTRIAS
♦ Tax ♦ Foreign Trade and Customs ♦ Foreign Investments
♦ Foreign Exchange ♦ Retail and Wholesalers ♦ Banking
International Taxation Specialization. Universidad Santiago de Compostela, Spain (ongoing)
International Taxation Specialist. Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006.
Tax Law Specialist. Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1994.
Financial Law Specialist with concentration in Taxation. Universidad Santa Maria, Venezuela, 1993.
Law Degree. Universidad Santa Maria, Venezuela, 1990.
Bar Association of the Federal District
Venezuelan Association of Tax Law (President 2011-2015)
International Fiscal Association(IFA)
Latin American Institute of Tax Law (ILADT) (President 2006-2009)
VenAmCham (Tax Committee President 2018-2020).
Management of tax litigations to defend taxpayers against the Tax Administration Offices’ fiscal objections.
Management of corporate reorganization processes.
Assistance to various companies in the privatization process of State-owned companies.
Assistance in tax audit processes.
Assistance in national and international tax planning processes.
Jesus has participated as speaker in Latin American, Luso-American and Venezuelan sessions on financial and tax law; as well as in conferences organized by national and international universities.
He has been invited to speak in tax law sessions in several Latin American countries, such as Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Mexico.
Jesus has been a lecturer in important Venezuelan universities, such as Universidad Central de Venezuela, Universidad Metropolitana, Universidad de Carabobo, Universidad Austral in Argentina, and Universidad del Rosario in Bogota.
Jesus has been recognized by Chambers Latin America and The Legal 500 in the tax area.
He is an Honorary Member of the Venezuelan Association of Tax Law.
Life Director of the Latin American Institute of Tax Law.
Jesus has published articles in collective works edited in Latin America and Europe in connection with tax matters.
He was general academic coordinator and co-author of “Manual Venezolano de Derecho Tributario” [Venezuelan Manual of Tax Law], and he wrote the Venezuelan chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Tax on Inbound Investment, UK, 2014; among many other publications.