Jorge Hector Damarco

Jorge Hector Damarco is based in Taxand Argentina where he is a partner with Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi (BFM&L). With nearly 40 years' experience as a lawyer, Jorge leads the tax litigation practice at the firm.

Jorge is a former Judge of the Federal Tax Court (Tribunal Fiscal de La Nación, from 1978 to 1985), and was also a Judge of the Federal Court of Appeals (Cámara Nacional de Apelaciones en lo Contencioso Administrativo Federal) from 1985 to 2007. Between 1992 and 2001, Jorge served as an Ad-Hoc Judge of the Federal Supreme Court. In 2007, Jorge joined BFM&L.

Jorge belongs to the Argentine Fiscal Association, and is currently a committee member of that organisation. He is Head Professor of the Finance and Tax Law class at the Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School. His teaching background is extensive. Jorge has lectured since 1974 and taught as a professor in more than 30 prestigious public and private law schools around the world on subjects including public finance, tax, administration, customs and criminal tax and customs laws. Other noteworthy courses he has taught include "Administrative Economic Law" at the Argentine Catholic University, and specialised postgraduate courses in tax administration at the Economic Sciences Faculty of the University of Buenos Aires.

Jorge is also a counsellor, doctoral thesis jury member, and a member of the jury for designation of new professors in several universities, and of academic boards for specialisation and Master's degrees in law. He has been a jury member for Antonio Campos Dirceu's thesis, "O direito a saúde e a responsabilidades objetiva de Estado no contexto Brasilero-Mecanismo Jurídico Assecuratório" and for Cesar Lourenco Soares Neto's "Responsabilidade ambiental subjetiva no directo administrativo sancionador frente á Lei Federal Brasileira N° 9605/98." Both are now professors of administrative law in Brazilian universities.

Jorge has written many books and articles on tax and customs topics, and has lectured at notable seminars and conferences. He holds several degrees, two from the University of Buenos Aires (Lawyer (JD) in 1973, and Tax Program, 1986), and the third a Doctor of Law (2006) from Museo Social Argentino University.