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Diego Licio
Office Montevideo

Diego Licio

Partner - Head of Advisory


Diego Licio is the Partner responsible for the Advisory Department of Grant Thornton Uruguay and works for Grant Thornton Uruguay since its foundation. Before joining the Advisory team, he led the Tax Compliance, Accounting and Outsourcing and Tax Advisory departments of the firm.

His practice includes, within the Advisory Department: leader of the "Advisory Services" practice which includes: Transactional Advisory Services, Business Risk Services; Business Consulting; Forensic, among others. For more than 20 years he served as an advisor in international tax structuring, tax advice of local and foreign companies, as well as non-resident individuals. Within the practice of tax advice, he specialized in preferential tax regimes such as Free Zone, Free Port, Customs Deposits, Free Shops, international merchandise and services intermediation regimes, legal and tax advice on trusts and foundations, to an extensive client portfolio local and region.


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President of the Chamber of Free Zones of Uruguay and advisor in special Customs Regimes.

Director of an Important retail company in Uruguay.

Currently he is a professor in the Master in Accounting and Taxes of the ORT University of Uruguay in the chairs of Main Promotional Regimes and Off-shore Taxation.

Professor of the College of Accountants, Economists and Administrators of Uruguay, teaching courses on special tax and customs regimes (free zone, Free port, customs warehouses, international intermediation of goods and services and SAFIs) from 2004 to 2008.

Associate Professor of Taxes II at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the ORT University of Uruguay (2001).

Professor of Business Environment at Mercosur in the Postgraduate of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the ORT University of Uruguay (2005 and 2006).

Professor of Accounting and Price Change of the Faculty of Economic Sciences and the UDELAR (1997 to 2001).

Graduated from the Digital Transformation Program for senior management taught at IESE - Madrid - Spain (2020)

Professional qualifications and memberships

Diego is a Certified Public Accountant from the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the UDELAR (1993) and has a Master in Tax Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Montevideo - UM (2011).

He is a member of the Uruguayan Institute of Tax Studies.


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