Juan David Velasco is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz, where he co-heads the transactional tax practice. He has advised numerous public and private companies as well as private equity and venture capital firms on multi-jurisdictional tax-related aspects of investment, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, and dispositions of business interests. He works with high-net-worth individuals in private wealth management and tax-efficient estate planning strategies.
As Vice President of the Colombian Branch Assembly and the Global YIN Committee (under 40-year-old international tax lawyers) of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), active member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Colombian Tax Institute (ICDT), Mr Velasco is frequently invited to discuss on innovative cross-border tax matters in national and international academic events.
Mr Velasco has a JD degree, with excellence in honor thesis, and Diploma in Tax Law from Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia), an LLM in Taxation from Boston University School of Law (United States), an LLM in International Law from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (United States), and a Program on Negotiation certificate from Harvard Law School (United States). He also lectures at the advanced seminar on Taxation of International Transactions at Universidad de Los Andes and Universidad EAFIT.