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Ryan Forms Strategic Alliance with Godoy & Hoyos Abogados to Support Continued Expansion of International Tax Practice in Latin America

Press Release Apr 03, 2013

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced a strategic alliance with Godoy & Hoyos Abogados, a leading Latin American tax law firm based in Colombia, with significant experience in tax planning, tax consulting, tax litigation, and foreign trade issues. This strategic alliance will support the continued growth of Ryan’s International Tax practice throughout Latin America. Godoy & Hoyos Abogados is a three-time recipient of the Colombian Tax Litigation Firm of the Year award and also received the 2012 Colombian Tax Firm of the Year award, both sponsored by the International Tax Review. They will support Ryan’s ability to deliver higher levels of value and results for the Firm’s expanding portfolio of multinational clients and provide business development opportunities to extend the Firm’s North American leadership position in tax services to Colombia.

“We are proud to deploy the leading experts from Godoy & Hoyos Abogados across Colombia, as partners in support of our international tax engagements,” said Todd E. Behrend, Ryan’s International Tax Practice Leader. “Their leadership in tax services will help drive substantial added value for our multinational clients.”

“Ryan already provides tax services to many of the world’s leading global companies, and the partnership with Godoy & Hoyos Abogados will deliver tremendous value through additional Colombian international tax solutions,” said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of Global Corporate Development. “The trust that Ryan has earned by delivering superior results for these multinational clients drives our commitment to dramatically expand Ryan’s international tax services.”

“We are proud to reinforce our international tax services with the expertise and best-in-class solutions of Godoy & Hoyos Abogados,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “The firm is an exceptional strategic partner that will strengthen our international capabilities and support our expansion into Colombia.”

About Godoy & Hoyos Abogados
Godoy & Hoyos Abogados is a law firm with a team of highly qualified practitioners who are national leaders in their respective fields with years of work experience supporting national and international companies. Established in 2004, the main practice areas of the firm are tax, corporate, commercial, competition, civil, insurance, and oil and gas law. With a versatile and innovative approach based on knowledge and research, the firm supports clients in their processes and critical decisions by identifying effective, prudent, and timely legal solutions. The firm assists clients with corporate issues (mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and other corporate matters), competition, corporate governance, foreign investment, international trade, oil and gas, insurance, commercial, and civil law. For more details, visit

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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