PPO Abogados boosts tax practice with new partner hire

PPO Abogados (“PPO”) is pleased to announce that Jose Luis Tufiño has joined as a partner, expanding its partnership to 11. Mr. Tufiño joined the firm on 1 July 2024.

He has more than three decades of experience advising clients from various industries on tax matters, including international and domestic taxation, tax planning, and tax litigation, including appellate tax litigation.

Since 1993, Mr. Tufiño has been a professor of Tax Law and Economic Law at the Universidad Católica Boliviana, Universidad Privada Boliviana, and the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés at the graduate and post-graduate level.

Mr. Tufiño was a founding member of the Bolivian Institute of Tax Studies and is a member of the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de La Paz (ICALP) and the Colegio Nacional de Abogados de Bolivia (Conalab) Over the years, he has drafted and negotiated several laws and regulations from a tax perspective.

Mr. Tufiño’s tax practice has been recognized by the world’s leading directories, including Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, which recognize him a “Senior Statespeople” in tax law in Bolivia.

PPO’s Managing Partner, Lindsay Sykes, said: “We are delighted to welcome José Luis to the firm. He is a highly respected practitioner with impressive technical knowledge and experience in key sectors. Expanding our tax practice is a key priority for us and José Luis’ skills and expertise, particularly as a key advisor to tax managers, CFOs, and CEOs, will complement our existing tax offering.”

Pablo Ordoñez, Head of PPO’s Tax practice, said: “We are very happy to incorporate José Luis into our team. He is a recognized leader in tax in Bolivia, and his incorporation strengthens our presence in the city of La Paz and our broad range of tax services, especially in tax litigation.”

“There is tremendous momentum at PPO’s full-service offering, as well as strong synergy between the firm’s international platform and my practice,” Tufiño said. “I look forward to working with the team to maximize opportunities to provide premium tax advice.”

About PPO.

PPO is the largest law firm in Bolivia, with leading practices across the board. Clients know they can rely on PPO for their most challenging legal and business matters. PPO’s 70 lawyers and over 120 professionals work assertively to deliver exceptional service, sophisticated advice, and creative, practical solutions.

PPO was recognized in 2023 by International Tax Review as the Tax Firm of the Year in Bolivia and is well known for its capacity to handle complex tax matters and high-profile tax litigation.

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