Juan Pablo Godoy
Founding Partner, Bogota

  jgodoy@goh.law ____ |____

Juan Pablo is Managing Partner of the Firm. Head partner of the foreign trade law and mining and oil law practices. Practice partner of the tax law practice.

He stands out for his ample experience in the extractive industry, both in the upstream and downstream segments, including transportation and marketing of basic products, fuel derivatives and lubricants.

  • His experience as in-house lawyer of several companies enabled him to develop a keen sensibility for the repercussions of legal matters in business and corporate dynamics.
  • Has provided legal advice to a large portion of professional production associations in the country. This includes the so-called National Professional Association Council (Consejo Gremial Nacional), which includes the most relevant associations.
  • His vast experience is recognized and appreciated by government authorities. Hence he was invited to be a member of the Transition Commission of the Fiscal Sector of the current government, and of the Drafting Committee of the 2018 tax reform.
  • Recently, he was called by the national government as national administrative honor advisor to the International Experts Commission that was retained to evaluate the existing tax benefits of the Colombian tax system.
  • Clients recognize and appreciate him for his ample experience and understanding of the world of business, as well as for his great practical approach to things.
  • At the beginning of his career he spent over 8 years in one of the big audit firms, and after that worked as Financial Vice President of a hydrocarbons transport company. These experiences made him very knowledgeable in accounting and financial matters, and gave him practical experience in those matters, which has turned out to be an extremely useful tool for the provision of tax advice and the planning of business operations.
  • As a person with the ability to influence opinion, and for his communication skills, he is often invited to participate at presentations and national and international meetings on tax matters, the design of public policy, trends of the oil and mining industries, NGOs and governmental programs.

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  • Lawyer from Universidad Javeriana with Emphasis on Social Economic Science, 1988. Diploma in “Comparative Tax Policy and Administration” of the Harvard Kennedy School, 2018

Local:

  •  Godoy, J. P. (1995). The remittance tax for companies of the oil industry. Bar of Mining and Oil Law Lawyers (Colegio de Abogados de Minas y Petróleos). 
  •  Godoy, J. P. (1995). Taxation and environment. Bar of Mining and Oil Law Lawyers (Colegio de Abogados de Minas y Petróleos). 
  •  Godoy, J. P. (1995.). Deductions under income tax law. Colombian Institute of Tax Law. 
  •  Godoy, J. P. (1996). Outstanding matters in the 1995 reform regarding the sales tax (VAT) and contributions for the oil and the mining industry. Memoirs. 20th Convention of Tax Law –ICDT (Colombian Institute of Tax Law). 
  • Godoy, J. P. (1999). Tax benefits for the recovery of the so-called Coffee Axis. Colombian Institute of Tax Law/ Awarded a “José Ignacio Márquez” honor mention. 
  •  Godoy, J. P. (2000). E-commerce and international taxation. IFA. 
  • Godoy, J. P. (2000). Comercio electrónico y tributación internacional. IFA.  

International:

  •  Godoy, J. P. (2005). Amortization of investments in mining and oil operations. Quartier Latin, Brasil.  
  •  Godoy, J. P. (2008). Tax considerations of free trade agreements. Marcial Pons Latin American Institute of Tax Law (Instituto Latinoamericano de Derecho Tributario Marcial Pons). 
  •  Godoy, J., 2010. Colombia Tax System Opportunities. Financier Worldwide Magazine. 
  •  Godoy, J., 2012. Tax Justice in Comparative Law. Does Colombian Need a Tax Court? Venezuelan Institute of Tax Law. (Instituto Venezolano de Derecho Tributario).   
  •  Godoy, J.P., (2014). De facto taxing powers of territorial entities in Colombia. Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil. 
  •  Godoy, J.P., (2014). Taxation of the mining, oil and gas sectors. General Secretary. Sixth International Latin American Regional Meeting – International Fiscal Association (IFA). Bolivia.
Tax law
  •  Year 2018: Legal advice to the Colombian Chamber of Infrastructure in the entire process of drafting regulations for the 2016 tax reform. This was done to guarantee a set of income tax rules for infrastructure projects and public-private associations in accordance with the law and the economic cycle of their business. 
  •  Year 2018: Ad honorem member of the national government appointed commission of experts that drafted the proposed Tax Reform.
  •  Year 2019: Legal advice to the Mafer-Cafam alliance for the construction of projects with social interest housing, healthcare centers and other services for communities in the capital of Colombia and surrounding areas. 
  •  Year 2019: Legal advice to EPM in all tax matters related to its business alliance with Invenergy for the management of unconventional power generation projects. 
  • Year 2019: Legal advice in all tax aspects relating to the financial closing of the Concessionaire 4G Desarrollo Vial al Mar, Devimar. 
  •  Year 2019: Legal advice to Vitol all tax aspects and foreign trade regulatory matters for its project of crude oil marketing in the Colombian market. 
  • Year 2020: Legal advice to Cenit, a first-tier subsidiary of the Grupo Empresarial Ecopetrol, in all tax matters relating to differences that arose under transport contracts signed with the Grupo Frontera for the carrying of different oils through the pipeline systems of Oleoducto Bicentenario, Oleoducto Bicentenario and ancillary facilities.  
  • Year 2020: Legal advice to EPM in all tax aspects relating to the Hidroituango project.  

Awards

Languages

Spanish

English

Portuguese

Juan Pablo Godoy
Founding Partner, Bogota

  jgodoy@goh.law ____ |____

Juan Pablo is Managing Partner of the Firm. Head partner of the foreign trade law and mining and oil law practices. Practice partner of the tax law practice.

He stands out for his ample experience in the extractive industry, both in the upstream and downstream segments, including transportation and marketing of basic products, fuel derivatives and lubricants.

  • His experience as in-house lawyer of several companies enabled him to develop a keen sensibility for the repercussions of legal matters in business and corporate dynamics.
  • Has provided legal advice to a large portion of professional production associations in the country. This includes the so-called National Professional Association Council (Consejo Gremial Nacional), which includes the most relevant associations.
  • His vast experience is recognized and appreciated by government authorities. Hence he was invited to be a member of the Transition Commission of the Fiscal Sector of the current government, and of the Drafting Committee of the 2018 tax reform.
  • Recently, he was called by the national government as national administrative honor advisor to the International Experts Commission that was retained to evaluate the existing tax benefits of the Colombian tax system.
  • Clients recognize and appreciate him for his ample experience and understanding of the world of business, as well as for his great practical approach to things.
  • At the beginning of his career he spent over 8 years in one of the big audit firms, and after that worked as Financial Vice President of a hydrocarbons transport company. These experiences made him very knowledgeable in accounting and financial matters, and gave him practical experience in those matters, which has turned out to be an extremely useful tool for the provision of tax advice and the planning of business operations.
  • As a person with the ability to influence opinion, and for his communication skills, he is often invited to participate at presentations and national and international meetings on tax matters, the design of public policy, trends of the oil and mining industries, NGOs and governmental programs.

READ MORE

  • Lawyer from Universidad Javeriana with Emphasis on Social Economic Science, 1988. Diploma in “Comparative Tax Policy and Administration” of the Harvard Kennedy School, 2018
Local:

  •  Godoy, J. P. (1995). The remittance tax for companies of the oil industry. Bar of Mining and Oil Law Lawyers (Colegio de Abogados de Minas y Petróleos). 
  •  Godoy, J. P. (1995). Taxation and environment. Bar of Mining and Oil Law Lawyers (Colegio de Abogados de Minas y Petróleos). 
  •  Godoy, J. P. (1995.). Deductions under income tax law. Colombian Institute of Tax Law. 
  •  Godoy, J. P. (1996). Outstanding matters in the 1995 reform regarding the sales tax (VAT) and contributions for the oil and the mining industry. Memoirs. 20th Convention of Tax Law –ICDT (Colombian Institute of Tax Law). 
  • Godoy, J. P. (1999). Tax benefits for the recovery of the so-called Coffee Axis. Colombian Institute of Tax Law/ Awarded a “José Ignacio Márquez” honor mention. 
  •  Godoy, J. P. (2000). E-commerce and international taxation. IFA. 
  • Godoy, J. P. (2000). Comercio electrónico y tributación internacional. IFA.  

International:

  •  Godoy, J. P. (2005). Amortization of investments in mining and oil operations. Quartier Latin, Brasil.  
  •  Godoy, J. P. (2008). Tax considerations of free trade agreements. Marcial Pons Latin American Institute of Tax Law (Instituto Latinoamericano de Derecho Tributario Marcial Pons). 
  •  Godoy, J., 2010. Colombia Tax System Opportunities. Financier Worldwide Magazine. 
  •  Godoy, J., 2012. Tax Justice in Comparative Law. Does Colombian Need a Tax Court? Venezuelan Institute of Tax Law. (Instituto Venezolano de Derecho Tributario).   
  •  Godoy, J.P., (2014). De facto taxing powers of territorial entities in Colombia. Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil. 
  •  Godoy, J.P., (2014). Taxation of the mining, oil and gas sectors. General Secretary. Sixth International Latin American Regional Meeting – International Fiscal Association (IFA). Bolivia.
Tax law
  •  Year 2018: Legal advice to the Colombian Chamber of Infrastructure in the entire process of drafting regulations for the 2016 tax reform. This was done to guarantee a set of income tax rules for infrastructure projects and public-private associations in accordance with the law and the economic cycle of their business. 
  •  Year 2018: Ad honorem member of the national government appointed commission of experts that drafted the proposed Tax Reform.
  •  Year 2019: Legal advice to the Mafer-Cafam alliance for the construction of projects with social interest housing, healthcare centers and other services for communities in the capital of Colombia and surrounding areas. 
  •  Year 2019: Legal advice to EPM in all tax matters related to its business alliance with Invenergy for the management of unconventional power generation projects. 
  • Year 2019: Legal advice in all tax aspects relating to the financial closing of the Concessionaire 4G Desarrollo Vial al Mar, Devimar. 

  •  Year 2019: Legal advice to Vitol all tax aspects and foreign trade regulatory matters for its project of crude oil marketing in the Colombian market. 
  • Year 2020: Legal advice to Cenit, a first-tier subsidiary of the Grupo Empresarial Ecopetrol, in all tax matters relating to differences that arose under transport contracts signed with the Grupo Frontera for the carrying of different oils through the pipeline systems of Oleoducto Bicentenario, Oleoducto Bicentenario and ancillary facilities.  

  • Year 2020: Legal advice to EPM in all tax aspects relating to the Hidroituango project.  

Awards

Languages

Spanish

English

Portuguese