ROBERTO POLO

Partner

Practice areas
  • Tax
  • Private Clients
Education
  • Lawyer by Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, 2007.
  • Graduate lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, 2005.
Experience
  • Advice on the structuring and implementation of the first Real Estate Investment Trust (FIBRA) in Peru.
  • Advice to the Mutual Funds Committee of ASBANC in the reform of its tax regime for Income Tax purposes.
  • Advice on the corporate reorganization process of and Pension Fund Private Administrator and its managed pension funds and their incorporation as part of the pension funds of the acquiring AFPs.
  • Advice to the main local banks on international debt issuances under ACT 144A and REG S regimes.
  • Successful sponsorship in several refund requests of taxes withheld for dividends generated by American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) that were owned by local pension funds.
  • Advice on the implementation and start of operations of a Chinese Bank in the country.
  • Advice on the implementation and compliance with Ultimate Beneficiary Owner regulations in several local and foreign economic groups.
  • Advice on the design and tax impact of various structured investment funds with local and foreign underlying assets.

contact

T: (511) 4425100 Anexo: 239
roberto.polo@rebaza-alcazar.com

assistant

María José Blancas
T: (511) 4425100 A: 250
mariajose.blancas@rebaza-alcazar.com

Roberto is partner in the Tax Area. His practice focuses on tax advice on financing operations with local and foreign banks, and through the stock exchange.

He provides advice to banks and insurance companies, private pension funds administrators and investment vehicles such as mutual funds, investment funds and banking and securitization trusts. He has been member of several multidisciplinary teams that advised bidders on investment projects in public infrastructure and public services, and to concessionaires of the same type of projects.

He has provided advice on business reorganizations and transfer of Peruvian companies. Likewise, he has advised on the property and tax organization of high-net-worth individuals, including the application of CFC Rules and the amnesty regime.

He has extensive experience defending clients against tax audits and litigating before the Tax Administration.

Roberto is a lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and MBA from the Universidad del Pacifico and ESADE. Specialized in International Taxation by IBFD (Netherlands) and IE Law (Spain). He has accounting studies in ESAN.

He is an active member of IPDT and IFA Peruvian Branch. Likewise, he has been part of the tax committee of PROCAPITALES and has chaired the tax committee of AFIN.

In addition to his professional experience at the Firm, Roberto was partner in the Tax & Legal area of PwC.

He is a renowned professor of Tax Law at the Universidad del Pacifico and a frequent speaker at specialized forums on the subject.