Prager Metis Director of International Tax Fernando Lopez Named Regional Vice-Chair of Geneva Group International’s International Tax Practice Group

Press Releases | Fernando R. Lopez | May 02, 2018

May 2, 2018 – New York, NY— Prager Metis CPAs, a leading accounting and advisory firm with offices in North America, Europe & Asia, is proud to announce that Director of International Tax Fernando Lopez has been named North American Regional Vice-Chairman for the International Tax Practice Group (ITPG) of the Geneva Group International (GGI).

Through Prager Metis’ membership in GGI, one of the top ten international accounting, consulting and law firm alliances, they are able to deliver the best possible advice on a global scale. Through GGI, Prager Metis has access to experts around the world who are able to give advice on local tax and accounting regulations, compliance, and go-to-market strategies. GGI’s broad international presence opens up a gateway to the global marketplace for both our clients and us. Prager Metis has access to high-quality firms in nearly every major financial and commercial center worldwide. This remarkable facility applies whether you are looking for business opportunities beyond national boundaries or need international support in addition to services in your home market.

Mr. Lopez has been in the accounting profession since 1998 and serves as Director of International Tax for the firm. Mr. Lopez is a thought leader related to recent U.S. tax reform and has published several articles on the subject, including “Opportunity for Tax Optimization Of Cross-Border Structures Following U.S. Tax Reform” and “Tax Optimization for Exporters After U.S. Tax Reform.” His work involves advising U.S. and foreign clients on a full range of cross-border tax planning and compliance matters aimed at efficient cross-border structures and operations. Mr. Lopez is also knowledgeable on tax-efficient restructuring, M&A, dispositions, joint ventures, global trading structures, tax deferral, foreign currency transactions, repatriation, foreign tax credits, IP management, transfer pricing, tax accounting, FIN 48 reporting, and international compliance.

ITPG consists of more than 500 tax professionals from over than 80 countries who meet several times per year in order to exchange insider knowledge about tax strategies, tax changes and risks for companies and private individuals. Just a few of the many services ITPG members offer include tax-efficient structures for cross-border tax planning, taxation of investments in foreign countries, and support in connection with cross-border tax examinations.

For more information, contact Diane Walsh at 212.643.0099, Ext. 125 or dwalsh@pragermetis.com.