Armando Sech (1959), MBA, is founder and CEO of Van Berings.
He is the Head of the Tax Practice and concentrates on a broad range of domestic and international tax planning matters, including tax issues related to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, dispositions (including spin-offs and split-offs), financings, reorganizations, restructurings, partnership transactions, private equity transactions, and preservation and utilization of net operating losses.
He regularly represents domestic and multinational Clients in a large number of high profile, complex and cross-border corporate tax matters developing customized structural solutions that best accommodate the tax needs of sellers or facilitate future tax savings for acquirers.
In addition, Armando Sech provides tax advice to individual clients, who seek seasoned guidance in particular regarding their personal holding companies, trusts and estates, and international tax planning for personal investments.
He regularly advises Clients to steer corporates through troubled waters in reaching the safest harbor while navigating the complex scene of bankruptcy, insolvency and restructurings in connection with the development and execution of sustainable solutions.
By combining sophisticated corporate, turnaround and business advisory skills, he focuses on implementing creative and value added strategies aimed at effecting the most efficient out-of-court restructurings to maximize the value of their investments and reduce the risk, cost, and time associated with distressed investments.
He regularly assists troubled companies, creditors’ committees, secured creditors, lenders, investors in exploring out-of-court options, including divestiture, acquisition, recapitalization, workout, refinancing or operational restructuring.
Accounting Standards – Audit and Compliance
He regularly advises companies on the full spectrum of compliance issues to help minimize regulatory, operational, conduct, and reputational risks, helping its Clients fostering a culture of compliance and integrity throughout their business.
He closely works with our Clients to define their corporate culture and assess their risk, draft policies and protocols, implement and monitor compliance programs, recommend remedial measures and conduct root cause analyses, and perform transactional diligence.
He routinely advises on and conduct risk assessments and compliance reviews that help our clients deepen their understanding of their compliance regimes, prepare policies, procedures, protocols, and workflows that allow them to manage compliance risk in a proactive way that is reflective of their business needs.
Armando Sech has substantial transactional involvement in various industries, including “Manufacturing & Industrial”, “Power & Utilities”, “Leisure, Hotels & Tourism”, and “Chemical”.
- Chartered Accountants Association (1991)
- Certified Auditors Register (1991)
- University of Venice - School of Economics (Venice - Italy) (MBA) (1985)