Ignacio Sanín Bernal & Cía.

Lawyers, Accountants and Auditors
Welcome

“THE STRUGGLE
FOR LAW
IS THE
POETRY OF
CHARACTER “.

-Rudolf von Ihering

The firm

Ignacio Sanín Bernal y Cía. Abogados (now Mazars in Colombia) was founded in 1968 by Dr. Ignacio Sanín Bernal, who in his lifetime was one of the most renowned and prestigious tax lawyers in Colombia.

Since then, the firm has been dedicated to provide advice in the fields of corporate, tax, commercial and foreign exchange law, and to offer its clients a highly personalized service, with a permanent vocation to find solutions to their problems and concerns, thus influencing the preventive field of law as a factor that facilitates, increases and makes profitable the business activity.

 

“Our firm advises national and international clients, whether natural or legal persons, for the legal development of their businesses in Colombia and abroad”.

Ignacio Sanín Bernal y Cía joins Mazars, which is an internationally integrated company specialized in audit, accounting, consulting, tax and legal services, as of January 2022. Operating in more than 90 countries and territories around the world, they draw on the expertise of more than 44,000 professionals – more than 28,000 in the Mazars integrated partnership and more than 16,000 through the Mazars North America Alliance – to assist clients of all sizes at every stage of their development.

 

 

Professional Team

Our professional team consists of lawyers specializing in tax, commercial, corporate and procedural law, as well as accountants and auditors.

Practice Areas

Bookkeeping and Tax Audit

  • We undertake all accounting and bookkeeping activities for our clients in order for them to comply with their legal obligations, as well as with the timely filing of their tax returns, among others.
  • We serve as Statutory Auditors of companies and conduct external audits in accounting and taxation, in order to timely detect errors and contingencies in accounting, compliance and tax matters.

Tax law

  • Tax planning for companies and shareholders in order to optimize their tax burden.
  • Consulting on tax issues for strategic decision making.
  • Representation in the administrative tax discussion processes, as well as in the subsequent judicial procedure.

Litigation

  • Legal advice and representation of clients in judicial matters before the Colombian courts and arbitration tribunals.

Foreign Exchange Law

  • Legal advice on foreign investment in Colombia as well as Colombian investment abroad.
  • Counseling and representing clients in foreign exchange disputes.

Corporate Law and Contracts

  • Structuring and negotiating contracts and legal documents for the execution of commercial transactions.
  • Legal advice on general and specialized corporate transactions.

Migrations and visas

  • Legal advice to foreign persons who want to enter Colombia and/or stay in the country.
  • Visa processing for the regularization of the migratory status of the foreign person.
  • Advisory in all the proceedings before the different government agencies during the entire process of the required visa.

Labor Law

  • Legal advice in labor matters.
  • Legal advice in the elaboration of labor agreements and in the implementation of labor policies and regulations.
  • Verification of contributions to social security, payroll taxes, and labor due diligence.
  • Response to requests from the labor authorities (UGPP and Ministry of Labor), among others.

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Publications

2022, English

Tratamiento fiscal de las capitalizaciones de acreencias

Artículo publicado el 10 de mayo en Al Poniente. Autor: Juan Esteban Sanín Gómez juan.sanin@mazars.com.co El pasado 24 de marzo de 2022, con ponencia de Stella Jeannette Carvajal, el Consejo de Estado (Sección Cuarta) profirió Sentencia con radicado 24530 donde se...

2022, English

Decreto 649 de 2022: Habilitación para trabajo en casa

CIRCULAR 06/05/2022 El pasado 27 de abril de 2022, el Ministerio de Trabajo expidió el Decreto No. 649, por medio de la cual se adicionó a la Sección 7 al Capítulo 6 del Título 1 de la Parte 2 del libro 2 del Decreto 1072 de 2015, lo relacionado a la habilitación...

2022, English

La obligada facturación de regalías mineras

Artículo publicado el 6 de mayo en Asuntos Legales del diario La República. Autor: Juan Esteban Sanín Gómez juan.sanin@mazars.com.co El pasado 10 de marzo de 2022, el Consejo de Estado, con ponencia de Myriam Stella Gutiérrez, emitió la Sentencia con radicado...

2022, English

Efectos fiscales de la reposición del aporte

Artículo publicado el 27 de abril en Asuntos Legales del diario La República. Autor: Juan Esteban Sanín Gómez juan.sanin@isanin.com.co Desde la expedición del Oficio 220-245291/2021, por parte de la Superintendencia de Sociedades, mucho se ha hablado acerca de una...

2022, English

Un voto contra la corrupción

Artículo publicado el 08 de marzo en Asuntos Legales del diario La República. Autor: Juan Esteban Sanín Gómez juan.sanin@isanin.com.co He utilizado esta columna desde 2014 para escribir sobre impuestos y sociedades, que es el tema en el cual me muevo...

2022, English

Beneficio Tributario Departamento Valle del Cauca

Circular 04/03/2022 Mediante la Ordenanza No. 580 del 27 de enero de 2022, la Asamblea Departamental del Valle del Cauca concede un descuento sobre la tarifa del impuesto al consumo de Cervezas y Sifones en aplicación de lo dispuesto por el artículo 137 de la Ley...

2022, English

Nuestros Servicios de Revisoría Fiscal

Apreciados clientes, amigos y colegas, En Mazars (antes Ignacio SanÍn Bernal & CÍa), creemos que la auditoría es fundamental para el desarrollo económico de un mundo justo y próspero. La auditoría ha sido, y sigue siendo, una profesión en el corazón de nuestro...

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Ignacio Sanín Bernal y Cía. Abogados

(now Mazars in Colombia)

Ignacio Sanín Bernal y Cía joins Mazars, which is an internationally integrated company specialized in audit, accounting, consulting, tax and legal services, as of January 2022. Operating in more than 90 countries and territories around the world, they draw on the expertise of more than 44,000 professionals - more than 28,000 in the Mazars integrated partnership and more than 16,000 through the Mazars North America Alliance - to assist clients of all sizes at every stage of their development.

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