Practice Areas

Tax Law in general with emphasis on treaties to avoid double taxation, competent authority procedures, international tax planning, restructuring of supply chains, oil exploration and production, software taxes, wealth management, mergers and acquisitions, permanent establishments, cross-border transactions, transfer pricing and value added tax. Additionally, he has over 40 years of experience in tax litigation, obtaining favorable judgments that have become precedent, reversing the original judgment of the court.


Former Tax Partner at Baker & McKenzie for 34 years and head of the Tax Group in Bogotá for 13 years. In 2011 he decided to found BéndiksenLaw.

Additionally, Mr. Béndiksen was advisor to the Colombian Tax Authority (DIAN), introducing transfer pricing to Colombia, drafting the work papers, drafting the bill submitted to the Congress and convincing the Congress of the benefits of adopting this system.

  • Law Degree from Universidad Autónoma de México (1970).

  • Master´s Degree in Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University (1974).

  • Doctor of Laws ICFES, Colombia (1982).
  • Co-author of the Mexican chapter of the International
    Transfer Pricing
    Laws by CCH.

  • Director and co-author of the Mexican Tax Guide by CCH.

  • Editor of “Practical Mexican Tax Strategies” published bi-monthly by the World Tax Executives, Inc./ Thomson Reuters.

  • Mexican correspondent for Tax Notes International.

  • Co-author of the profile of Mexico in Global Tax Guide published by BNA International.

Frequent speaker on domestic and international tax matters in national and international forums.


Mr. Béndiksen has received multiple awards throughout his career, among them by the Colombian Institute of Tax Law, Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Euromoney publications, International Tax Review, Latin Lawyer, Defensa Fiscal, Who´s Who Legal, Law Business Research, PLC Which Lawyer and Latin America Guide.