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Mario Criales is the founding partner of Castro Leiva Rendon
Criales Abogados. Before the firm’s creation, he practised in
the tax departments of Posse Herrera & Ruiz and KPMG. His
specialties are tax law, foreign exchange and foreign trade. He
provides tax advice for local and international companies in the
infrastructure, retail, energy, oil and gas sectors, as well as for
private equity funds.
Mr Criales has extensive experience in advising companies
on day-to-day tax matters and tax planning for mergers,
acquisitions and privatisations in Colombia. He is the permanent
tax adviser for Coca-Cola Femsa, Gasco, Odinsa, Quala, Fiat,
Termotasajero and Proelectrica, among others. His recent
activities include:
advising on the sale of Sociedad Portuaria de
structuring an international hotel chain to be developed
in Cartagena;
structuring several free trade zones; and
advising several companies on their entrance strategy
into Colombia and their related business plans.
Castro Leiva Rendon
Criales Abogados SAS
Cra 7 No 77-07 Ofc 1001
+57 321 0090
+57 321 0090
What clients said
“Mario has proved to be a very capable lawyer,
with wide experience.”
“He always aims to provide legal advice not only
within the framework of the applicable legislation,
but also within the framework of key financial and
operational aspects of our company.”
“He has always provided a service so tailor-made
for us that you could easily consider him an
in-house attorney.”
“He has participated in the largest transactions
in Colombia and Latin America, dealing with
different types of lawyers, legislation and business
Criales, Mario
Castro Leiva Rendon Criales Abogados SAS – Partner |
Winner – Corporate Tax, Colombia
Client Choice – International 2013