Tax boutique Lewin & Willis is recognised in Colombia as a true market leader in its field. Since it was founded over four decades ago by managing partner Alfredo Lewin, the firm has steadily built up one of the country’s most reliable and sophisticated tax specialist offerings.
The firm is a beacon in the tax practice in Colombia, and it offers bright expertise in its estate planning and foreign exchange work. Meanwhile, its corporate department is busy attending to a wide selection of matters from mergers and acquisitions to structuring contracts.
Lewin & Willis has honed a working formula of highly specialised services paired with the hands-on involvement of all of its lawyers. The firm deliberately has a small ratio of associates to partners, to ensure all of its clients have access to its senior experts. In 2020, it boosted its tax offering by promoting a corporate taxation specialist and another in its litigation area.
The additions are in line with Lewin & Willis’ plans to build out from tax specialities at the nucleus of the firm by adding multidisciplinary strengths. In 2018, the Colombian group set out its goal of steadily growing revenue by 40% by 2023. The covid-19 health emergency may have put new obstacles in front of that trajectory, but the firm certainly is not short of work. Its services have been called upon for complex restructurings, distressed M&A work as well as navigating emergency tax tariff reductions amidst the pandemic in 2020.
Lewin & Willis markets its offering as distinctive and focused but also esteemed for its high quality of service. The arbitration and litigation areas of its tax practice are recognised too for their proficiency.
The close-knit yet amply knowledgeable boutique succeeds in providing an attentive service that ensures all of its clients feel seen. Its customer base praises the firm’s availability to take on their cases at short notice and also note that ready access to the firm’s main partners is a valuable asset. It is merited too for an excellent judgement on solutions to complex legal issues.
Alliances & networks
Lewin & Wills is a member of LATAXNET, a Latin American tax and legal network it helped found in 2003. The firm is also part of the Advisory Centre on the World Trade Organisation law (ACWL and has an association with global tax consultancy group WTS.