Rolando Ramirez-Gaston

  • Biography


    Rolando regularly advises corporate and institutional clients on commercial and financial tax planning as well as on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions. He advises local and foreign clients on tax audits and tax proceedings on a regular basis before the Peruvian National Tax Administration, the Fiscal Court, the Municipal Tax Administration and the judiciary. Rolando’s practice focuses on the tax issues related to corporate deals, including mergers and acquisitions. He also counsels on tax matters for stock market transactions and financial derivatives, and on complex deals carried out by joint ventures and consortia on the construction sector.

    Practice focus

    Rolando is experienced in advising corporate and institutional clients on tax solutions for their business and financial transactions and on tax matters of major company mergers and takeover processes. He advises on Wealth Planning matters, tax procedures with the National Tax Administration, the Municipal Tax Administration and the Judiciary. He acts as consultant on tax matters related to capital markets transactions, and to the mining, oil and gas, retail and construction industries.

  • Experience


    • Advised Amcor Bemis on the tax planning of the corporate reorganisation of its subsidiaries in different countries. 
    • Advised, in coordination with other offices of Baker and Mckenzie, on the revision and redesign of the proposed global restructuring scheme brought forward by the American Glass Products (AGP).
    • Advised and represented Baker Hughes in a Tax appeal procedure related to the tax deductions of the payment made by its employees that concluded their labour contracts. 
    • Advised and represented Dupree in a tax audit carried out by the Tax Administration purported to reject some of the comparables used by DUPREE in the Transfer Pricing Study for FY 2015 (TPS 2015). 
    • Designed an efficient tax structure for our Client Goldman Sachs, to carry out the first of a series of mortgage receivables purchase operations from domestic financial entities.
    • Advised and represented HERBALIFE PERU in against a tax assessment made by the Tax Administration, rejecting the set of comparables used by HERBALIFE PERU in the Transfer Pricing Study for FY 2015 (TPS 2015). 
    • Acted as legal counsel to Real Estate Capital in connection with a securitization transaction which will comprise the temporary transfer (transferencia en dominio fiduciario con retorno) of a number of real estate property owned by a logistic company to a securitization trust (patrimonio fideicometido de titulización) which will privately offer and issue asset-backed bonds.
  • Publications


    • "Sumas y restas tributarias," Newspaper El Comercio, 2016.
    • "Una Razon Social Basta," SEMANAeconomica, 2016.
    • "La Amenaza Fantasma," SEMANAeconomica, 2016.
    • "La Certificacion de Costo en Enajenaciones Indirectas," Newspaper Gestion, 2015.
    • "Taxes, exonerations, and clear rules," Reply to the editorial in Gestion, 2009.
    •  Co-author, "Dividends," Athina magazine of Universidad de Lima, 2008.
    • Co-author, "Tax Implications in the Income Tax in the Cession of a Credit in favor of a NonResident Individual," Paper presented at the X National Days of Tax Law at the Peruvian Institute of Tax Law - IPDT, 2008.
    • Co-author, "Application of the 4.99 per cent rate," Diario Oficial El Peruano, April 2007.
  • Additional Information

    Additional Information


    • Partner at Estudio Echecopar law firm since 2007.


    • Speaker, "17th LA Tax Conference," Miami, 2016.
    • Speaker, "Expenditure on Research and Development & Other Intangibles," XI Annual Congress of Business Taxation (CATE), 2016.
    • Speaker, "Derivative Financial Instruments Taxation," VI Annual Congress of Business Tax Cate, 2011.
    • Speaker, "Mining Industry: Inbound & Outbound Investment," fourth Annual US – Latin American Tax Planning Strategies, Miami, USA, 2011.
    • Speaker, "Project of law over the new regulation of the participation of utility workers," Human Resources Committee of the National Society of Mining, 2011.
    • Speaker, "Indirect Disposal of Shares," Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas for the Asociacion Juridica magazine, 2011.
    • Presenter, "Course on Income Tax on Capital Gains," Conference in the Center for Stock Exchange Studies at the Lima Stock Exchange, 2010.
    • Lecturer, "Course on Income Tax on Capital Gains," Themis magazine of the Pontificia Univesidad Catolica, 2010.