Mauricio Plazas

MAURICIO PLAZAS, founding partner:

Attorney of the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (in 1979- Bogotá, Colombia), Doctor of Law from the Universidad de Salamanca (in 2000 – Salamanca, Spain), university professor, former member of the Board of Directors and collegian of the Universidad del Rosario. Director of the Instituto de Acción Social Rafael Arenas Angel “SERES”, Director of the Public Finance Law and Tax Law Department at the Universidad del Rosario. Guest professor and lecturer at several universities in Colombia in master’s degree and postgraduate programs.

Guest professor invited by the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), the School of Jurisprudence of the Universidad Federico II of Napoli, Italy, as well as other European and Latin-American universities.

Among other books, Mauricio Plazas is the author of Derecho de la Hacienda Pública y Derecho Tributario (Public Finance Law and Tax Law) (Bogotá, Temis, 2006 and 2007, two editions), a work that has been translated into Italian by professor Andrea Amatucci and published by Editorial Jovene, Napoli, 2009, under the title Il diritto della finanza pubblica e diritto tributario, El impuesto sobre el valor agregado (Value Added Tax) (Bogotá, Temis, 1998, two editions), Derecho tributario comunitario (Community Tax Law) (Bogotá, Legis, 2001, with a second edition coming soon), Ideas políticas y teoría del derecho (Political ideas and theory of law) (Bogotá, Temis and Universidad del Rosario, 2002), Kant: el Newton de la moral y el derecho (Kant: the Newton of the moral and of the law) (Bogotá, Temis, 2004), La cuestión social y la nueva izquierda en América Latina (The social matter and the new left wing in Latin America) (Bogotá, Temis, 2007), Del realismo al trialismo jurídico (From the juridical realism to the juridical trialism) (Bogotá, Temis, 2009, two editions) and El Frente Nacional (Bogotá, Temis 2011).

Former president of the Instituto Latinoamericano de Derecho Tributario, honorary member and former  president of the Instituto Colombiano de Derecho Tributario, ad hoc Justice for the Council of State and for the Constitutional Court, numerary member of the Academia Colombiana de Jurisprudencia, legal adviser for companies in the private sector and for the government.

Languages: Spanish and Italian