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Dante Sanguinetti

Partner / Peru
  • Practice areas / Tax and International Trade
  • Languages / English, Spanish

PPU Partner expert in tax matters, international transactions with particular emphasis in the mining industry. He has advised significant clients in the access to sectoral benefits, transfer pricing, tax advice in financing and mergers and acquisitions, tax planning and design of efficient structures, application of treaties and tax agreements and due diligences.

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Work experience

  • 2016 - Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2005 - 2016 Partner

    Ferrero Abogados

  • 2002 - 2005 Associate

    Ernst & Young

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • Compañía de Cervecerías Unidas Peru 2017

    Advised CCU –the largest Chilean producer and distributor of beer and other liquors- in an investment in the Peruvian spirits market. He provided advice regarding:(i) Due diligence of the target company (local spirits company);(ii) Designing acquisition structure with the Chile office of PPU and US advisors for CCU (Dechert); (iii) Drafting and negotiation of an investment agreement and shareholders’ agreementThe tax area participated in the entire transaction, including the tax planning and the direct and indirect transfer of shares issued by its Peruvian target.

  • Rio Blanco Copper S.A. Peru 2017

    Advised Rio Blanco, a large copper mine located in the north of Peru, in the analysis of the determination of the income tax for the fiscal periods 2015, 2016 and 2017, in order to determine the existence of possible tax contingencies through the revision of the Annual Income Tax Returns for the fiscal years 2015 and 2016, the review of the effects of tax audits for fiscal year 2014 in the years 2015 and 2016 and the review of the Annual Income Tax Return 2017. The tax audit involves a detailed analysis of the pre-operative expenses incurred in a mining project and the fiscal year when its income will be regarded accrued, tax stability agreement and other mining benefits.

  • Promperu Peru 2017

    Advised Promperu, a government organization responsible for promoting Tourism to Peru around the world, related to Practical Guides for the application of Double Taxation Agreements (DTA) signed between Peru with the following jurisdictions: Brazil, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Mexico, Portugal and Switzerland. The guidelines have been made in relation to the export of services performed by Peruvian Companies to different countries with which Peru has current agreements for the avoidance of double taxation.

  • Tecnicas Reunidas Peru 2017

    Ongoing advice to Tecnicas Reunidas, a Spanish-based general contractor, related to the tax risks associated with the contracts for the modernization project of Talara Refinery, in the framework of the signing of the integral guarantee contract granted by the Guarantor in favor of on-shore and off-shore contractors. The Tax advice includes the analysis of an eventual risk of the existence of Permanent Establishments (PE) of companies not domiciled in Peru in regarding with the legal structures raised.

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Publications

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Studies

  • 2009 Master Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration LLM in International Taxation

  • 2004 Lawyer Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Law

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Memberships

  • Tax Comitee of the National Mining Society
  • Peruvian Institute of Tax Law (IPDT)
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
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Academic activities

  • Academic Activities - to date

    Master of Tax Law and International Taxation. Professor in Tax Law

    Teaching - Universidad de San Martín de Porres
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    Mining Environmental Diplomate. Professor in Mining and Environmental Taxation

    Teaching - Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)
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    Professor in Mining and Taxation

    Teaching - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
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    Diplomate in International Taxation and Transfer Pricing Professor in International Tax Planning

    Teaching - Universidad ESAN
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    Professor in International Taxation

    Teaching - Universidad de Lima
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Seminars and Conferences