Alvarez & Marsal Fortifies Latin American Complex Transactions Offering With Three Senior Tax Advisory Appointments

MIAMI–()–Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC (A&M Taxand), an affiliate of leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), has appointed Alfonso A-Pallete, formerly of KPMG, as a Managing Director. Mr. A-Pallete will lead A&M Taxand’s Miami-based Latin America Complex Transactions group, focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investing, international tax planning, and supply chain restructuring.

Mr. A-Pallete’s in-depth knowledge of international tax considerations across the globe, with a strong focus on LATAM, strategically strengthens the firm’s global transaction offerings from a tax advisory perspective, according to Ernesto Perez, Global Practice Leader of A&M Taxand.

“Alfonso has advised major clients on cross-border transactions, business restructuring, intellectual property, tax and financial modeling, across multiple sectors including pharmaceuticals, consumer, energy and financial services. His expertise will help clients maximize inbound and outbound Latin America opportunities while simultaneously managing cross-border tax implications,” Mr. Perez said.

As part of the firm’s expanding tax advisory footprint, Mr. A-Pallete will build and lead a global team directed towards the burgeoning Latin American market. His hire is complimented by the appointments of Senior Directors Antonio Macias Valdes joining from DLA Piper where he led Transfer Pricing for Latin America and Giorgio Massari Figari joining from Softbank where he oversaw the Latin America Fund, Opportunity Fund and Miami initiative, further bolstering A&M’s global complex transaction tax offerings.

Luis de Lucio, Head of A&M’s Emerging Markets and Co-leader of A&M Brazil, said, “In anticipation of increasing regional M&A activity, Alfonso’s hire enhances our network of leaders who understand both local and macro tax transaction issues.”

Marvin Rust, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand in the U.K. and Head of A&M Taxand Europe, said, “Alfonso’s deep knowledge of transactions and the international tax structure are the cornerstone of his ability to solve for clients’ complex issues to best maximize value and drive change while navigating the challenges of today and tomorrow.”

Mr. A-Pallete joins A&M with more than two decades of experience working in Madrid, Miami and New York. Most recently he served as a KPMG International Tax Principal and was previously part of the firm’s Americas Tax leadership team. In addition, Mr. A-Pallete worked on developing multinational investment strategies and market seeking opportunities along the US-Spain corridor. Since 2005, he has been based in the US, where he led several multi-jurisdiction tax restructurings in the Latin American region.

“Our advisory work increasingly addresses both inbound and outbound transactions,” said Adam Benson, a Managing Director and US Leader of A&M’s Global Transaction Tax Advisory practice. “Alfonso’s hire, along with Antonio and Giorgio, augments our ability to mitigate risk and create for our clients through their transactions around the world. Their individual and combined experience aligns with A&M’s operational heritage and results-driven mindset.”

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About Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, an affiliate of Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), a leading global professional services firm, is an independent tax group made up of experienced tax professionals dedicated to providing customized tax advice to clients and investors across a broad range of industries. Its professionals extend A&M’s commitment to offering clients a choice in advisors who are free from audit-based conflicts of interest and bring an unyielding commitment to delivering responsive client service. A&M Taxand has offices in major metropolitan markets throughout the U.S. and serves the U.K. from its base in London.

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand is a founder of Taxand, the world’s largest independent tax organization, which provides high quality, integrated tax advice worldwide. Taxand professionals, including almost 550 partners and more than 2,500 advisors in 50 countries, grasp both the fine points of tax and the broader strategic implications, helping you mitigate risk, manage your tax burden and drive the performance of your business.

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