César Castro Salinas graduated in law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in 1977. He joined the firm in 1984 and became partner in 1989. He has led the private investment and taxation area since 1994.
He has developed an extensive practice on tax aspects of foreign investment as well as tax stability agreements with the state. His expertise was enhanced as tax adviser to the Minister of Economy and Finance in 1992, the year in which major changes were introduced to the entire Peruvian tax regime. Between 1996 and 1999 he was heavily involved in the design and proposal for the tax and legal framework required for ‘mega-projects’ in hydrocarbons and mining, as well as drafting the required regulations in order to make the financing for these projects feasible. Currently, he is actively involved in structuring tax-efficient foreign investment schemes.
He has published articles in specialised magazines regarding tax issues and investment in natural resources, and has been invited to give lectures on the tax framework and investment, mining closure programmes and tax, and treaties to avoid double taxation at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the British Chamber of Commerce, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the Peruvian Tax Law Institute, among others.
Mr Castro was a member of the tax committee of the Lima Bar Association in 2002 to 2003, and a board member of the Peruvian Tax Law Institute between 1999 and 2002.