On its 39th anniversary, Lewin & Wills continues to be an international reach boutique dedicated to tax law, international investments law, international trade and customs laws, foreign exchange law, corporate and business laws, M&A, private clients, controversies and arbitration.
With a vast trajectory in domestic and international transactions and ventures, including numerous local and cross-border M&A deals, its clients include important national and multinational, public and private corporations in different sectors including, among others, power generation, oil and gas, energy, mining, infrastructure, banking and finance, and telecommunications. This is in addition to a well-established reputation in wealth and estate planning for high net worth individuals and family-owned enterprises.
For the ninth year in a row, Lewin & Wills has been ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of the top two tax practices in ‘Band 1’ in Colombia.
This specialist tax firm has been a regular player on the Colombian tax scene since 1978 and assists clients with all areas of tax consultancy and litigation. While the team is strong across the board, it is particularly noted for its skilled handling of transactional and structuring mandates.
In addition to its multi-industry reach and a wide base of Colombian and Latin American clients from the private, public, governmental and multilaterals sectors, Lewin & Wills has a wide base of international clients such as: Talisman, Pacific Rubiales, BP, Shell, Ecopetrol, Petrobras, Glencore, Anglo Coal, Umicore, Sagem, ISA, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Motorola, Ericsson, Nokia, Telmex, Siemens, Sony, Starkey Laboratories, DirecTV, British American Tobacco, SAB Miller, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Bimbo, Sucromiles, Natura, ABS, Cemex, Beiersdorf, Bristol Myers Squibb, Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered, HSBC, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, BBVA, AON, Exmar NV, Emgesa SA, Cliffor Chance LLP, Carbones del Cerrejon Limited, Ecopetrol America Inc, Tidewater Marine International, Bancolombia SA, Pacific Stratus Energy, BTG Pactual, Flick Gocke Shaumbug, Renault, Subway, among many others.
Lewin & Wills is a founding member and the Colombian member firm of Lataxnet – Latin American Tax & Legal Network. Created in 2003, Lataxnet currently covers 17 countries in Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Lataxnet is a network of law firms with a strong practice and well-reputed leading individuals in the tax field in their jurisdiction. Through a peer-to-peer relation, Lataxnet has built a strong network of law firms in the Latin America region offering a variety of multi-jurisdictional tax and legal services, allowing its member law firms to render a one-stop regional reach service in each and all of the 17 jurisdictions covered.
The professionals currently associated with Lewin & Wills are:
Partners: Alfredo Lewin, Emilio Wills, Laureano Gómez (CPA), Adrian F Rodriguez.
Practice group partners: Diana Vaughan, Luz C Alfonso and Andrés González.
Associates: Santiago Wills, Carolina Trejos, Juan A Palacios, Cristina Stiefken, Catalina Martínez, Daniel Quitián and Federico Lewin.
Of counsel: M Pilar Abella, Evans M Bermudez, Alberto Bonilla.www.lewinywills.com