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Tax — Mexico


Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cia., S.C. - Tax Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Top-tier tax practice maintaining a leading position in this field. Acts as counsel to leading clients on a comprehensive range of tax mandates including the tax structuring for corporate transactions and tax planning. Continues to command a stellar reputation for its expertise in the tax litigation space, advising on tax disputes resolved at both the administrative and constitutional levels. Additional expertise in foreign trade and customs duties, as well as transfer pricing.

Strengths An impresses client enthuses: "They are a very important tax firm. They are a highly recognised name in this area in Mexico and in my opinion are among the best firms in the country. They have expert lawyers in local taxation and social security issues, as well as tax litigation."

Another commentator adds: "They are my go-to firm for tax planning; this is because they are very knowledgeable and do cutting-edge work."

Notable practitioners

Renowned practitioner Manuel Sáinz Orantes has over 30 years of experience in the tax arena. He receives ample praise from peers, who describe him as "a lawyer with a high level of technical skill who does excellent work." Sources go on to add that "he is very well versed in tax law," lauding him as "a go-to lawyer in this field, particularly for tax litigation."

Partner Alejandro Torres Rivero is highlighted by market sources for being "an extraordinary litigator" and for his "excellent client service." He specialises in tax litigation, and is often involved in complex amparo proceedings relating to tax matters. He gains recognition from clients for his work in this arena.

Well-known practitioner Ricardo Cervantes is highlighted by peers for his work in tax litigation, stating: "He is a lawyer with a lot of experience" and "a very good tax litigator." He boasts experience working in both the public and private sectors.

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Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C. - Tax Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected firm with a renowned and comprehensive tax practice. Offers strong experience in tax litigation, including amparo proceedings, as well as wealth management, transfer pricing and general tax consulting. Continues to advise high-profile clients on the efficient tax structures for their commercial operations, regularly representing a range of notable clients from the mining and automotive spaces.

Strengths Clients say: "They are experts in tax matters; we are fully convinced that they are a brilliant firm for tax matters."

Work highlights Successfully assisted IMM Research México with a claim brought against the tax authorities to quash a fine of USD14 million in respect of an incorrect tariff classification.

Notable practitioners

Respected practitioner Alejandro Barrera Fernández is highlighted by peers as "a highly capable lawyer with great technical skills" and "an expert in tax matters." He is particularly involved in complex tax litigation, recently representing Herblife Internacional de México in reducing its tax liability through the negotiation of a conclusive settlement.

Gerardo Nieto receives praise from clients, who highlight him as "one of the most competent tax litigators in the country." He is a key member of the firm's tax litigation practice, remaining active in administrative and constitutional tax disputes. Peers highlight the quality of his practice in contentious tax matters.

Partner Gil Zenteno focuses on tax litigation, including amparo proceedings. He has over 25 years experience in the tax arena, and peers describe him as "a great lawyer from the technical perspective with a focus on tax litigation." He provides additional expertise in matters concerning international trade.

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General Overview 

Tax 

Every business plan or model must comply with domestic and international tax provisions. For this reason, Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. assists our clients in meeting their tax obligations, under the Law.

Aware of our clients’ concerns regarding the frequent amendments to tax provisions, Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. offers a wide range of tax planning services to maximize the efficiency of their transactions.

Accordingly, we relentlessly strive to find synergies between our clients’ business plans or models and the tax provisions. We know every clients expects objective advice, sound strategies and commitment from their advisors. For this reason, we offer comprehensive and innovative tax solutions.

In light of the level success Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. has achieved in Mexican courts. The Firm is very highly regarded among public officials, including, judges and justices from the Supreme Court.

Our tax attorneys have pursued graduate tax studies in domestic and foreign universities. Likewise, they actively participate in domestic and foreign professional associations. This blend of academic and practical experience makes them true leaders in the market.

Basham’s leadership in taxation is widely spread both nationally and internationally. For example, in 2010, the firm was recognized in the tax area as the "Best Tax Litigation Firm in Mexico" by the International Tax Review.



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DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano - Tax Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong tax practice embedded in a respected global network of offices. Garners strong recognition for its expertise in both tax structuring for transactions and contentious matters, providing experience in advising multinational corporate clients on local tax controversy issues, including claims raising constitutional issues.

Strengths A market onlooker notes: "They've strengthened their tax practice recently and I have a very good opinion of them."

Notable practitioners

Market-leading individual Ramiro González Luna is lauded by clients who say: "In our opinion he is one of the best tax lawyers in Mexico and certainly our go-to adviser." He is involved in the design of tax structures for transactions, also boasting contentious experience. Another client enthuses: "He is very pragmatic and practical, and advises clients candidly whilst looking out for their interests."

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EY Mexico - Tax Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded international tax consulting firm highlighted for advising clients from the Mexican energy sector, particularly from the oil and gas sphere. Retained to advise on tax planning, compliance and matters of international taxation, boasting strong capabilities in tax controversies. Fields a strong team composed of both legal professionals and accountants.

Strengths Clients enthuse: "They are a superb group of lawyers in both tax consulting and litigation. They provide tailored legal services."

Notable practitioners

Esteemed practitioner Enrique Ramírez Figueroa heads the firm's tax litigation practice. With over 30 years of experience, he is lauded for his expertise in tax disputes, as one peer states: "He is a skilled lawyer with great knowledge of this field." Market commentators go on to highlight his technical skills, saying: "He is a superb lawyer with a lot of knowledge and is a recognisable name in the market."

Partner Nora Morales is highlighted by peers for her expertise in tax consulting and litigation. Sources enthuse: "She is a superb lawyer with a lot of knowledge of tax matters; she provides high-quality consulting services." They go on to add: "She is highly skilled and has great technical skills."

José Pizarro provides particular expertise in non-contentious tax matters including those affecting the mining industry. Peers attest to his standing in the market, highlighting him as a "very good lawyer."

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Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C. - Tax Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dynamic full-service firm active across both transactional and contentious tax matters. Provides a strong consulting practice often instructed by multinational companies on transfer pricing mandates, also acting for high net worth individuals on tax restructurings. Also noted for its tax controversy practice, representing clients throughout the auditing process and any subsequent litigation or mediation.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm's advice is very concrete every time you have meetings with them. They have a very solid team of lawyers who are up to date with legal changes and have great experience."

Work highlights Advised Arca Continental on the overhaul of its tax structure.

Notable practitioners

Partner Ricardo León Santacruz remains an active figure on the non-contentious side of the discipline, boasting particular prowess in transfer pricing and tax structuring for corporate transactions and projects. Peers highlight him as "a lawyer with a lot of experience and technical abilities. His work is always of a high quality." His recent work includes advising Bredero Shaw on the tax aspects of a pipeline coating project.

Partner Abel Francisco Mejía Cosenza is active in the wealth management space. He advises high net worth individuals on international tax matters including estate planning and tax restructurings, also counselling multinational corporations on cross-border transactions. Peers highlight his growing market presence.

Partner Guillermo Villaseñor Tadeo provides particular expertise in transfer pricing and tax litigation against the Mexican tax authorities for multinational clients. Clients enthuse: "He has great technical skills and provides excellent client service; he also has extraordinary language skills."

Up-and-coming individual Mariana Eguiarte Morett garners praise from sources, who note: "She is an excellent tax lawyer who has developed very well in this area. She is a great professional." She focuses her practice on non-contentious tax issues including local tax restructurings and matters of international taxation.

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This practice advises clients on tax planning, federal and local tax optimization for new or existing operations and expansion projects, national and international corporate reorganizations, international tax treaties, transfer pricing, and litigation. Our tax practice also counsels clients on national and international corporate reorganizations and the application of international treaties, and provides representation during tax litigation and audits.

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Turanzas, Bravo & Ambrosi - Tax Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Renowned tax boutique highlighted for its comprehensive practice across the contentious and non-contentious sub-areas of the discipline. Maintains a buoyant practice advising high net worth individuals on estate planning, boasting further prowess acting for prominent corporations on the design of efficient tax structures for transactions. Also boasts strong capabilities in tax litigation.

Strengths A peer states: "They do consistently high-quality work and have a team of excellent lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Distinguished practitioner Mauricio Bravo Fortoul is revered by peers for his capabilities advising high net worth individuals on wealth management issues. One market onlooker enthuses: "He is among the most knowledgeable tax lawyers in the country," whilst another adds: "He is an exceptional lawyer who handles very complex cases." He is also involved in tax litigation and remains a popular choice among companies from the energy sector.

Senior partner Mauricio Ambrosi Herrera offers particular advice on transfer pricing and tax litigation. He is highlighted by peers for his experience in the tax arena, with sources attesting to his standing in the market.

Partner Carl Koller offers expertise in international taxation, providing further experience in local contentious work. A peer describes him as "a very well-recognised tax lawyer."

Partner Pedro Ramírez Mota Velasco offers expertise in the fields of estate planning for individuals, as well and corporate taxation. Peers highlight his capabilities in this sector, saying: "He is a very good lawyer with long-standing experience in the market."

Peers praise Angel Turanzas Díaz, saying: "He is a renowned tax lawyer and highly capable." He is routinely retained by clients from the energy and transportation sectors and offers expertise in both corporate and individual taxation matters.

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Anaya Abogados Asociados, S.C. - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Significant tax boutique representing clients from the energy, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors, as well as notable high net worth individuals. Areas of expertise include litigation against the Mexican tax authorities and wealth management.

Strengths A client reports: "They meet all expectations and provide real clarity when advising."

Work highlights Advised Meridian Energy on tax planning and compliance.

Notable practitioners

Senior partner Edgar Anaya is praised by clients, who enthuse: "He is an excellent lawyer with solid knowledge of tax jurisprudence as it relates to both public entities and private individuals." He focuses his practice on tax planning and litigation, and peers also praise Anaya for his frequent contributions to the academic field.

Up-and-coming individual Fabiola Díaz leads the firm's tax planning and consulting group and advises both individuals and corporations. She offers particular advice on cross-border tax solutions and is highlighted by one peer as "an excellent professional of whom I have a very high opinion."

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Arias y Meurinne, S.C. - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded boutique tax practice offering a range of relevant expertise spanning the tax litigation and planning areas. Boasts additional expertise in the tax controversy arena, assisting clients with the tax auditing process and handling any litigation arising from such matters.

Strengths Market commentators note: "They are a well-known firm and have a lot of experience in tax matters."

Notable practitioners

Partner Pedro Arias Garrido is lauded by peers for his activity and experience in tax litigation, whilst clients single out his expertise in international tax consulting. One peer lauds him as "a strong litigator and a very good lawyer overall," while another goes on to add: "He is a lawyer with a lot of experience in the sector and with a great knowledge of the tax arena."

Luis Meurinne leads the firm's tax consulting and planning practices and is singled out for praise by peers, with one drawing attention to "his experience in the market; he is an excellent lawyer."

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Baker McKenzie - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Global player with a solid tax department representing noteworthy clients from the telecommunications and automotive industries in tax controversy issues before the Mexican tax authorities, particularly in challenging tax assessments. Also provides additional expertise in tax consulting, particularly in transfer pricing.

Strengths A client enthuses: "They are highly knowledgeable about tax matters and show real interest in not neglecting matters. Their ideas are also innovative."

Work highlights Represented adidas de México in a transfer pricing adjustment before the Mexican tax authorities in a matter worth approximately USD20 million.

Notable practitioners

Department head Luis Carbajo-Martínez advises on tax litigation and consulting. He is highlighted by peers as "a very knowledgeable lawyer" and is also consulted by clients from the energy sector for tax planning and transfer pricing advice.

Clients laud partner Jorge Narváez-Hasfura as "a really recognised practitioner who has great technical skills." His practice centres on transfer pricing and tax restructurings, whilst he also garners praise from market commentators for his experience in contentious matters.

Partner Ulises Castilla focuses his practice on tax litigation and consulting. He offers over 20 years experience across the public and private sectors and peers say that "he is very involved in the tax sphere and his work has always been of the highest quality."

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The complexity of tax provisions and its dynamism demand consistency and certainty in the interpretation and determination of tax obligations and their effects in other jurisdictions.


Cutting-edge legal and economic analysis, efficient global documentation, rock-solid defense, absolute integrity, and integrated global capabilities are key elements in achieving tax solutions in accordance with the needs of the companies doing business in Mexico and worldwide. Combining legal, fiscal, accounting, economic, and financial aspects, the Tax Practice of Baker McKenzie allows for the provision of suitable, efficient, and integral services. Our professionals are uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive, sophisticated tax advice, planning, and execution locally, regionally, and without restrictions, delivering an outstanding added value service, as we have the premiere and most complete tax practice in the planning, consulting, compliance and litigation areas, as well as an unrivaled transfer pricing capability in the market.

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Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established transactional firm with a strong tax team comprising individuals with solid experience in advising on the tax liabilities attaching to corporate and financial transactions. Also provides expertise in wealth planning and tax controversy for clients from various different sectors including real estate and energy.

Strengths Clients report: "We had a very good experience with the firm; they are highly knowledgeable lawyers."

Work highlights Advised Thermion Energy on the tax law implications of its CKD offering.

Notable practitioners

Practice leader Alejandro Santoyo garners praise from clients, who describe him as "a great lawyer who is highly creative and always finds a way to solve our issues." He offers expertise in matters relating to capital markets and other financial transactions, as well as M&A deals. Interviewees add: "He has a lot of experience in advising the financial industry and provides great client service."

Peers state that Omar Zúñiga "has a rare combination of solid business acumen and technical knowledge." Clients compound such praise, noting: "His client service is great, as is his technical expertise. He is also committed to his clients and always delivers what he promises." His practice focuses on non-contentious tax consulting, particularly on transactions.

Jorge Correa Cervera is highlighted by sources for "his good knowledge of the Mexican tax code and his ability to see matters from the perspective of the tax authorities." His practice centres on the tax aspects of transactions, including energy projects and capital markets operations.

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Deloitte Legal Services - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known global auditing firm highlighted for its expertise in matters of international taxation such as transfer pricing and double taxation treaties. Offers further experience in rendering advice to individuals on taxation of expatriates.

Strengths A client enthuses: "They are real experts in tax. When I have a free choice of who to work with, I instruct them. They're very flexible with their proposals and they really understand my business."

Notable practitioners

Partner Eduardo Revilla Martínez is active across a range of mandates including contentious and consulting work. He is highlighted by peers for his specialisation in tax matters, with sources noting that "he is a good lawyer working at a prestigious firm." He also receives recognition for his academic contributions to the field.

Partner Jorge Jiménez Cañizares is highlighted for his knowledge of tax issues affecting the financial services space. He maintains a broad practice, comprising consulting and tax litigation.

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Despacho Parás - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known boutique tax practice comprising both qualified lawyers and accountants. Advises clients on the tax liabilities of corporate transactions and the remodelling of commercial tax structures. Provides additional expertise in tax litigation.

Strengths Sources report: "They are among the strongest boutiques in this area in Mexico."

Notable practitioners

Leading partner Jorge Covarrubias Bravo is highlighted by peers for his work on complex tax matters and for his role in representing notable corporations in the Mexican market. One source reports: "He is always involved on the complex matters in the sector and is an excellent professional."

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Foley Gardere Arena - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy international firm with a strong presence in the Mexican tax arena. Known for its practices in tax litigation and consulting, acting for a range of key players from the insurance and energy sectors. Often consulted to advise on compliance with base erosion and profit sharing guidelines.

Strengths A client reports: "They are a very high-quality firm and can handle sophisticated issues for sophisticated clients. The lawyers are attentive and responsive."

Work highlight Assisted Faurecia with the restructuring of its international profit distribution in line with double taxation treaties.

Notable practitioners

Partner Roberto Arena Reyes Retana receives ample praise from clients who describe him as "a very analytical and capable lawyer with a lot of knowledge in his specialist area." Sources go on to add: "He has broad knowledge of tax issues as well as other branches of law, and provides a very personalised, professional and friendly service."

Partner Fernando Camarena Cardona is endorsed by clients for his advisory work, with one reporting: "He is my go-to tax adviser in Mexico. He does a great job and his advice is always fantastic and considered. He analyses matters in depth and exercises good judgement. I'd say he is one of the best advisers in the market."

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Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Reputable firm offering services across the tax field. Offers notable capabilities in non-contentious tax matters, such as the design and implementation of tax structures for capital markets operations such as CKD issuances. Also involved in representing clients before the tax authorities in contentious matters.

Strengths A client reports: "Their service is always very focused on results. They advise clients with clear and logical reasoning and give you the time that you need to understand your legal matters."

Work highlights Advised CKD Walton II on the tax structuring of a CKD focused on mixed-use real estate portfolios.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres is commended by clients, who say: "He is a really solid lawyer when it comes to knowledge of tax legislation in Mexico." His practice centres on tax litigation, and his recent work includes advising PLA Industrial Fund I on a legal challenge regarding a tax assessment handed down by the Mexican tax authorities.

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Natera Consultores S.C. - Tax Department

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Band 3

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded multidisciplinary team active across the spectrum of tax mandates, including both consulting and litigation. Team comprises qualified lawyers and accountants, offering significant experience in tax structures for inbound investments and international taxation issues such as transfer pricing.

Strengths The firm is referred to as "excellent" by peers.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Christian Natera remains an active figure advising on a range of tax issues including transfer pricing and transactional tax issues. He offers expertise as both a qualified lawyer and an accountant and is highlighted for his technical abilities in the field.

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The firm’s Tax Consulting practice is usually involved in the design and implementation of structures for the establishment of businesses and subsidiaries in Mexico, as well as corporate reorganisations involving all kinds of acquisitions, mergers and spin-offs, whether domestic or international. Their practice also covers indirect taxes, such as value added tax, excise taxes, payroll and social security taxes, as well as local taxes.

Regarding Tax Controversy and Litigation, the firm has great expertise in representing clients before federal and local tax authorities in procedures involving rulings granting authorisations or confirming criteria, facing audits and other administrative procedures. They are also recognised for designing and executing solid tax litigation strategies for each particular case, providing first class representation to their clients. 

NATERA’s Transfer Pricing practice helps clients in identifying and assessing risks and proposing business oriented solutions with an integral approach, carefully grounded on a thorough custom-made legal analysis. The firm has vast experience in dealing with competent tax authorities in transfer pricing audits, advanced pricing arrangements and mutual agreement procedures. 

Finally, the Tax & Regulatory Compliance practice provides efficient solutions to the burdensome Mexican compliance obligations that should be observed by taxpayers. 

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Ortiz Abogados Tributarios - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognised tax boutique active in advising notable clients from the telecommunications, healthcare and construction industries on complex tax disputes. Continues to get strong recognition for its expertise in contentious tax matters, as well as the many years of experience of its lawyers.

Strengths A peer notes: "This firm is an institution in the tax arena and has really great lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Stellar practitioner Gabriel Ortiz Gómez garners praise from peers for his particular expertise in tax litigation. They report: "He is a great lawyer in the tax field and has a lot of experience as a tax litigator." His expertise extends to tax disputes resolved at both the administrative and constitutional levels.

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SMPS Legal - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dynamic tax practice offering advice to noteworthy private equity funds and players from the retail sector. Particularly noted for its expertise in consulting on tax structures for corporate and financial transactions, particularly M&A deals and corporate restructurings. Additional expertise in contentious mandates.

Strengths Clients report: "We view their support as highly important. They pay attention to every detail and their written reports are exceptional."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Nexxus Capital on the tax implications of restructuring its tax position after incorporating a joint venture to acquire Transnetwork.

Notable practitioners

Partner Jorge San Martin Elizondo is praised by peers, who report: "He is a great lawyer with a lot of knowledge of tax matters." Representing both local and international clients in cross-border operations, he provides particular expertise in tax structuring for M&A transactions, as well as tax restructurings.

Partner Ana Paula Pardo Lelo de Larrea receives praise from impressed clients, who note: "She is extremely bright and well versed in tax law. She has always been very helpful on all tax issues we have given her." She offers expertise in tax litigation, boasting further capabilities in transfer pricing, tax restructuring and tax planning.

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SMPS Legal is a leader in the optimization of tax structures and M&A tax related issues. The Tax Practice is uniquely qualified as it is a fully integrated consulting and litigation Tax Practice whereby all members of the SMPS Legal Tax Team provide both consulting and litigation services, with a clear vision of the financial and legal aspects of every issue impacting the client.

The SMPS Legal Tax Practice assists  its  clients in complex transactions involving financial technicalities and contingencies banking on the strong financial and litigation backgrounds of all its members. This directly translates into a comprehensive handling of each case, tailored to better serve the client and providing tangible added value thereto.

SMPS Legal offers multidisciplinary advice in all matters related to  tax,  enforcement of international treaties and implementation of national and foreign structures for residents in Mexico and abroad, as well as tax and administrative litigation.

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Calderón, González & Asociados - Tax Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected tax boutique firm fielding a team comprising both lawyers and accountants. Provides tax advice to clients, including auditing services and the interpretation of international tax treaties. Offers further expertise in litigation before the Mexican tax authorities.

Strengths A market commentator reports: "They are well known within the Mexican market and offer experience in representing the owners of local companies."

Notable practitioners

Alejandro Calderón Aguilera offers particular expertise in Mexican tax regulations, advising clients on matters pertaining to double taxation and transfer pricing. A source notes: "He is very involved in the tax sector and is a recognised name in the market. He has a great amount of knowledge of the area."

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Calvo Nicolau y Márquez Cristerna, S.C. - Tax Department

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What the team is known for Experienced tax practice offering a range of tax advice, including private wealth planning and transfer pricing matters. Also continues to enjoy a strong market reputation for its years of experience in the contentious tax arena.

Strengths An impressed client enthuses: "They provide a very personalised service and have great experience in the sector. They're also knowledgeable lawyers who are recognised in this field, even by the authorities."

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Enrique Calvo Nicolau continues to garner praise for his years of experience and expertise in the tax arena. One client says: "Working with someone who is so recognised gives me a lot of confidence." Peers attest to his standing in this field, adding further: "He has a lot of prestige and a great reputation in the market."

Partner Oscar Marquez is qualified as both a lawyer and an accountant and is noted for his expertise in non-contentious tax mandates. Peers highlight his work on M&A-related tax matters.

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Creel Abogados - Tax Department

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What the team is known for Corporate transactional firm fielding a specialised tax practice. Offers expertise in the tax aspects of transactions, particularly those carried out by private equity funds and notable clients from the real estate, automotive and energy sectors.

Strengths A source notes: "What I like most is that they have lawyers from different practice areas. This allows them to co-ordinate with each other and give you comprehensive advice."

Work highlights Advised Cummins on the Mexican tax law implications of creating a joint venture with Eaton.

Notable practitioners

Partner Javier Portas Ledesma offers more than 25 years of experience in the Mexican tax arena. He frequently advises clients on matters of international taxation and compliance, also boasting contentious experience. A client notes: "He provides good responses to legal queries."

Associate-to-watch Patricia López Padilla focuses her practice on tax litigation and consulting. She receives praise from peers, who report: "She is a very capable and highly knowledgeable lawyer and among the best associates I've encountered."

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We are a fully integrated and long standing Tax Practice team formed by two Partners Carlos Martinez and Javier Portas, and three associates, that represents Mexican and foreign clients in advisory services and litigation, with a deep knowledge of the structural and transaction related issues and challenges in other intimately related practice areas, such as Corporate/M&A, Real Estate, Finance and Capital Markets. Our tax Team has the expertise and knowledge required for us to provide solutions based on our clients' particular needs and considering the industry or sector where they participate. Our expertise also includes advice in connection with the review and implementation of transfer pricing policies of companies that form part of multinational groups. We represent clients in defending their rights before tax authorities in administrative and judicial procedures, providing expert advice in appeals for revocation and nullification, and in Amparo claims (Constitutional appeals).

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Galicia Abogados, S.C. - Tax Department

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What the team is known for Transactional firm fielding an experienced tax team with strong experience in both contentious and transactional tax matters, particularly tax structuring and auditing. Client roster is drawn from the energy, telecommunications and financial sectors.

Strengths A client reports: "This is a really solid firm that provides a first-rate service."

Work highlights Advised Fisterra Energy Mexico on the tax aspects of the financing of a combined-cycle gas turbine project in Jalisco.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Gabriela Pellón Martínez regularly represents clients from the energy, financial services and telecommunications sectors in tax litigation and consulting, as well as advising individuals on estate and wealth planning tax matters. She is commended by sources as "a very well-known and hard-working lawyer."

Up-and-coming partner Federico Scheffler focuses on tax consulting for corporate and M&A transactions. He garners praise from an impressed client, who says: "His knowledge of the tax field is fantastic and we have been happy with his advice every time we have requested it."

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Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados - Tax Department

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What the team is known for Offers expertise advising notable clients from the energy and mining industries. Often retained to advise on tax structuring for corporate operations, also representing clients in tax disputes resolved at the administrative and judicial levels.

Strengths A source enthuses: "They have great availability for their clients and we are very happy with the work that they do for us."

Work highlights Advised Agroindustrias Unidas de México on the tax implications of the sale of land to the federal government. The deal was worth MXN140 million.

Notable practitioners

Leading partner Sergio Ruiz Lopez garners praise from sources, with one noting: "He is always available for clients and has great experience." Another interviewee highlights: "His work is always of high quality and he is highly responsive." He remains active in contentious mandates.

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Our team provides high level Tax Advisory to support our clients with the design and implementation of “tailor made” strategies to achieve corporate and commercial goals by optimizing their financial resources from a tax perspective within the framework of the legal provisions, including, among others, the analysis of international tax treaties in global operations, corporate reorganizations and restructuring, and the implementation of governance policies.

We also offer advice to our clients in litigation matters by filing the applicable means of defence against actions that violates their taxpayer’s rights such as administrative appeals for reconsideration, nullity procedures and amparo lawsuits.

Our tax department is recognised in the Pharmaceutical Industry as one of the Leader Teams in litigation because of the expertise of more than 30 years, not only in taxation, but in administrative and health specific regulation as well, having trials before the Supreme Court of Justice that have made precedents applicable for the general Industry.

In regard with the Mining sector in Mexico, we manage more than 28 trials per year, advising International Groups in the compliance of Federal and Local legislation.

Finally, having a quite consolidated O&G area, and with the latest energy reform, our Tax department is pioneer in the O&G Taxation in Mexico, advising international companies in the entrance of the private sector to the O&G market in Mexico.

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KPMG Cárdenas Dosal, S.C. - Tax Department

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What the team is known for International auditing firm with an experienced Mexican tax practice. Offers a group of both qualified lawyers and accountants, counselling notable local and multinational corporations on transfer pricing and local tax disputes.

Strengths An impressed client reports: "I value that they are a service-orientated firm and have a strong tax litigation department."

Notable practitioners

The key client contact is Manuel Llaca.

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Ortiz, Hernandez y Orendain, S.C. - Tax Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active tax boutique offering particular expertise in handling complex administrative and constitutional tax litigation. Gets further praise for its transfer pricing practice, winning mandates from significant local clients.

Notable practitioners

Experienced practitioner Ignacio Orendain Kunhardt offers a strong track record in the Mexican tax arena. He continues to advise on both contentious and consulting mandates regarding local and international taxation, as well as representing clients in amparo proceedings.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) México - Tax Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished international tax auditing firm highlighted for handling a range of relevant matters for national and multinational corporations. Provides expertise in tax consulting, particularly in respect of M&A deals. Additional expertise in tax restructurings.

Strengths An impressed client notes: "They provide a global insight into tax issues, which is important for clients."

Notable practitioners

Partner Sandro Castañeda provides expertise across consulting, litigation and the interpretation of international tax treaties.

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Santamarina y Steta SC - Tax Department

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What the team is known for Well-known corporate transactional firm with a specialised tax department offering advice on the tax implications of transactions, as well as providing expertise in compliance, international taxation and transfer pricing.

Strengths A client notes: "They are very good lawyers who provide practical and quick responses. They have the bandwidth to manage different matters and one of their advantages is that they have a spectrum of advisers, making them a one-stop shop."

Work highlights Advised Abengoa on the tax implications of the Mexican law component of its global debt restructuring.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Agustín Gutiérrez offers many years of experience advising clients on tax mandates pertaining to corporate and financial transactions at both the local and international levels. He is commended by peers, with one saying: "He is a lawyer with an exceptional level of knowledge of tax issues."

Partner Mariano Calderón specialises in tax litigation at both the constitutional and administrative levels. He is described by an impressed client as "an excellent lawyer," while peers report that "he has a lot of knowledge of the tax area."

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Our Firm’s Tax Practice Group is best known for being formed with a highly prepared and highly professional tax team. These attributes are noticeable by the type of matters in which our tax lawyers participate and by the long term relationship created with most of our clients.

In this regards, the Tax Practice Group is noted for offering sophisticated services related to tax consulting, litigation and tax structuring and implementation. The team advises both domestic and international clients.  Our tax practice covers virtually all aspects of Mexican tax law:

  • State and Federal Taxes
  • Social Security (IMSS / INFONAVIT)
  • Foreign Tax Residents
  • Transfer Pricing
    

For example, the Firm has been the outside legal counsel to General Motors Company and its Mexican affiliates in all kind of international and domestic tax matters for nearly 50 years.

As part of a full service law firm, our Tax Practice Group benefits from the synergies created with other legal practices within the firm. Such integration, an immediate response capability and a fluent communication with the other firm practices, distinguish our Tax Practice Group from our competition, which is mainly formed by firms that only specializes in taxes.

As such, our Tax Practice Group is seen as a small boutique-like group of lawyers that is part and benefits from the strengths of a remarkable law firm.

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Senior Statesperson

Enrique Calvo Nicolau

Calvo Nicolau y Márquez Cristerna, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Enrique Calvo Nicolau continues to garner praise for his years of experience and expertise in the tax arena. One client says: "Working with someone who is so recognised gives me a lot of confidence." Peers attest to his standing in this field, adding further: "He has a lot of prestige and a great reputation in the market."

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Senior Statesperson

Agustín Gutiérrez

Santamarina y Steta SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Agustín Gutiérrez offers many years of experience advising clients on tax mandates pertaining to corporate and financial transactions at both the local and international levels. He is commended by peers, with one saying: "He is a lawyer with an exceptional level of knowledge of tax issues."

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Senior Statesperson

Luis Ortiz-Hidalgo

Ortiz, Hernandez y Orendain, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Luis Ortiz-Hidalgo is lauded for his expertise in the litigation field. Sources highlight him for being "a very prestigious lawyer," while further adding: "He is an excellent tax lawyer."

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Senior Statesperson

José Manuel Trueba Fano

Ortiz, Sosa y Asociados S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman José Manuel Trueba Fano of Ortiz, Sosa y Asociados S.C. offers strategic tax counsel to clients in relation to corporate transactions. He is commended by a peer as "aspectacular lawyer who always impresses me with his knowledge and quality of work. If you know about tax in Mexico, you must know him."

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Mauricio Bravo Fortoul

Turanzas, Bravo & Ambrosi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Distinguished practitioner Mauricio Bravo Fortoul is revered by peers for his capabilities advising high net worth individuals on wealth management issues. One market onlooker enthuses: "He is among the most knowledgeable tax lawyers in the country," whilst another adds: "He is an exceptional lawyer who handles very complex cases." He is also involved in tax litigation and remains a popular choice among companies from the energy sector.

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Jorge Covarrubias Bravo

Despacho Parás

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading partner Jorge Covarrubias Bravo is highlighted by peers for his work on complex tax matters and for his role in representing notable corporations in the Mexican market. One source reports: "He is always involved on the complex matters in the sector and is an excellent professional."

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Ramiro González Luna

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market-leading individual Ramiro González Luna is lauded by clients who say: "In our opinion he is one of the best tax lawyers in Mexico and certainly our go-to adviser." He is involved in the design of tax structures for transactions, also boasting contentious experience. Another client enthuses: "He is very pragmatic and practical, and advises clients candidly whilst looking out for their interests."

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Gabriel Ortiz Gómez

Ortiz Abogados Tributarios

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Stellar practitioner Gabriel Ortiz Gómez garners praise from peers for his particular expertise in tax litigation. They report: "He is a great lawyer in the tax field and has a lot of experience as a tax litigator." His expertise extends to tax disputes resolved at both the administrative and constitutional levels.

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Arturo Pérez Robles

Pérez Robles Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed practitioner Arturo Pérez Robles of Pérez Robles Abogados, S.C. is highlighted by peers, with one lauding him as "one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with." His focus remains on tax litigation and he provides additional expertise in the tax aspects of transactions.

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Enrique Ramírez Figueroa

EY Mexico

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed practitioner Enrique Ramírez Figueroa heads the firm's tax litigation practice. With over 30 years of experience, he is lauded for his expertise in tax disputes, as one peer states: "He is a skilled lawyer with great knowledge of this field." Market commentators go on to highlight his technical skills, saying: "He is a superb lawyer with a lot of knowledge and is a recognisable name in the market."

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Manuel Sáinz Orantes

Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cia., S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Renowned practitioner Manuel Sáinz Orantes has over 30 years of experience in the tax arena. He receives ample praise from peers, who describe him as "a lawyer with a high level of technical skill who does excellent work." Sources go on to add that "he is very well versed in tax law," lauding him as "a go-to lawyer in this field, particularly for tax litigation."

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Manuel E. Tron SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Manuel Tron of Manuel E. Tron SC is praised by peers for his long-standing experience in the tax field. A source notes: "He is very well known in the market and is a recognisable name with a lot of experience." Market commentators go on to add: "He is an extraordinary lawyer and is recognised for his work internationally." He advises clients on estate planning, international taxation and tax consulting.

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Band 2

Mauricio Ambrosi Herrera

Turanzas, Bravo & Ambrosi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior partner Mauricio Ambrosi Herrera offers particular advice on transfer pricing and tax litigation. He is highlighted by peers for his experience in the tax arena, with sources attesting to his standing in the market.

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Band 2

Anaya Abogados Asociados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior partner Edgar Anaya is praised by clients, who enthuse: "He is an excellent lawyer with solid knowledge of tax jurisprudence as it relates to both public entities and private individuals." He focuses his practice on tax planning and litigation, and peers also praise Anaya for his frequent contributions to the academic field.

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Band 2

Pedro Arias Garrido

Arias y Meurinne, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Pedro Arias Garrido is lauded by peers for his activity and experience in tax litigation, whilst clients single out his expertise in international tax consulting. One peer lauds him as "a strong litigator and a very good lawyer overall," while another goes on to add: "He is a lawyer with a lot of experience in the sector and with a great knowledge of the tax arena."

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Band 2

Alejandro Barrera Fernández

Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected practitioner Alejandro Barrera Fernández is highlighted by peers as "a highly capable lawyer with great technical skills" and "an expert in tax matters." He is particularly involved in complex tax litigation, recently representing Herblife Internacional de México in reducing its tax liability through the negotiation of a conclusive settlement.

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Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Luis Gerardo Del Valle Torres is commended by clients, who say: "He is a really solid lawyer when it comes to knowledge of tax legislation in Mexico." His practice centres on tax litigation, and his recent work includes advising PLA Industrial Fund I on a legal challenge regarding a tax assessment handed down by the Mexican tax authorities.

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Jaime González-Béndiksen

BéndiksenLaw

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Established practitioner Jaime González-Béndiksen of BéndiksenLaw is particularly experienced in handling tax matters arising in the Mexican maquiladora programme. He is active across both local and international tax and trade spaces and is commended by peers for his long-standing experience in the field and his technical expertise.

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Ricardo León Santacruz

Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ricardo León Santacruz remains an active figure on the non-contentious side of the discipline, boasting particular prowess in transfer pricing and tax structuring for corporate transactions and projects. Peers highlight him as "a lawyer with a lot of experience and technical abilities. His work is always of a high quality." His recent work includes advising Bredero Shaw on the tax aspects of a pipeline coating project.

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Band 2

Natera Consultores S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Christian Natera remains an active figure advising on a range of tax issues including transfer pricing and transactional tax issues. He offers expertise as both a qualified lawyer and an accountant and is highlighted for his technical abilities in the field.

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Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gerardo Nieto receives praise from clients, who highlight him as "one of the most competent tax litigators in the country." He is a key member of the firm's tax litigation practice, remaining active in administrative and constitutional tax disputes. Peers highlight the quality of his practice in contentious tax matters.

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Eduardo Revilla Martínez

Deloitte Legal Services

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Eduardo Revilla Martínez is active across a range of mandates including contentious and consulting work. He is highlighted by peers for his specialisation in tax matters, with sources noting that "he is a good lawyer working at a prestigious firm." He also receives recognition for his academic contributions to the field.

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Band 2

Alejandro Torres Rivero

Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cia., S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Alejandro Torres Rivero is highlighted by market sources for being "an extraordinary litigator" and for his "excellent client service." He specialises in tax litigation, and is often involved in complex amparo proceedings relating to tax matters. He gains recognition from clients for his work in this arena.

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Band 3

Roberto Arena Reyes Retana

Foley Gardere Arena

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Roberto Arena Reyes Retana receives ample praise from clients who describe him as "a very analytical and capable lawyer with a lot of knowledge in his specialist area." Sources go on to add: "He has broad knowledge of tax issues as well as other branches of law, and provides a very personalised, professional and friendly service."

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Band 3

Alejandro Calderón Aguilera

Calderón, González & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alejandro Calderón Aguilera offers particular expertise in Mexican tax regulations, advising clients on matters pertaining to double taxation and transfer pricing. A source notes: "He is very involved in the tax sector and is a recognised name in the market. He has a great amount of knowledge of the area."

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Band 3

Fernando Camarena Cardona

Foley Gardere Arena

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Fernando Camarena Cardona is endorsed by clients for his advisory work, with one reporting: "He is my go-to tax adviser in Mexico. He does a great job and his advice is always fantastic and considered. He analyses matters in depth and exercises good judgement. I'd say he is one of the best advisers in the market."

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Band 3

Luis C Carbajo-Martínez

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Luis Carbajo-Martínez advises on tax litigation and consulting. He is highlighted by peers as "a very knowledgeable lawyer" and is also consulted by clients from the energy sector for tax planning and transfer pricing advice.

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Band 3

Ricardo Cervantes

Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cia., S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-known practitioner Ricardo Cervantes is highlighted by peers for his work in tax litigation, stating: "He is a lawyer with a lot of experience" and "a very good tax litigator." He boasts experience working in both the public and private sectors.

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Band 3

José Miguel Erreguerena Albaitero

Rizo, Erreguerena y Garza Cantú S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Miguel Erreguerena Albaitero of Rizo, Erreguerena y Garza Cantú S.C. is highlighted for his many years of experience in the tax field. Peers commend him for being "a strong lawyer in the technical sense who has good experience advising on Mexican tax law."

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Band 3

Turanzas, Bravo & Ambrosi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Carl Koller offers expertise in international taxation, providing further experience in local contentious work. A peer describes him as "a very well-recognised tax lawyer."

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Band 3

Luis Roberto Lara Ramos

Lara & Medina, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Luis Roberto Lara Ramos of Lara & Medina, S.C. is highlighted for his activity across both the professional and academic tax spaces. A client reports: "He has strong technical skills and is able to successfully resolve cases, even those that fail to progress for years."

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Band 3

Eduardo Méndez Vital

Alarcon & Mendez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Eduardo Méndez Vital of Alarcon & Mendez Abogados is recognised for his practice in the tax litigation field. 

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Band 3

Arias y Meurinne, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Meurinne leads the firm's tax consulting and planning practices and is singled out for praise by peers, with one drawing attention to "his experience in the market; he is an excellent lawyer."

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Band 3

Reginaldo Montaño Rodríguez

RMR Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Reginaldo Montaño Rodríguez of RMR Abogados is active in tax litigation, also advising clients on transactional tax matters.

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Band 3

EY Mexico

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Nora Morales is highlighted by peers for her expertise in tax consulting and litigation. Sources enthuse: "She is a superb lawyer with a lot of knowledge of tax matters; she provides high-quality consulting services." They go on to add: "She is highly skilled and has great technical skills."

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Band 3

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading the firm's tax department, Fernando Moreno of Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC comes highly recommended by sources. They say: "He is a very knowledgeable lawyer whose work is of the highest quality." He offers particular expertise advising multinational corporations on double taxation.

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Band 3

Jorge Narváez-Hasfura

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients laud partner Jorge Narváez-Hasfura as "a really recognised practitioner who has great technical skills." His practice centres on transfer pricing and tax restructurings, whilst he also garners praise from market commentators for his experience in contentious matters.

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Band 3

Gabriela Pellón Martínez

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Gabriela Pellón Martínez regularly represents clients from the energy, financial services and telecommunications sectors in tax litigation and consulting, as well as advising individuals on estate and wealth planning tax matters. She is commended by sources as "a very well-known and hard-working lawyer."

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Band 3

Pedro Ramírez Mota Velasco

Turanzas, Bravo & Ambrosi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Pedro Ramírez Mota Velasco offers expertise in the fields of estate planning for individuals, as well and corporate taxation. Peers highlight his capabilities in this sector, saying: "He is a very good lawyer with long-standing experience in the market."

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Band 3

Jorge San Martin Elizondo

SMPS Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jorge San Martin Elizondo is praised by peers, who report: "He is a great lawyer with a lot of knowledge of tax matters." Representing both local and international clients in cross-border operations, he provides particular expertise in tax structuring for M&A transactions, as well as tax restructurings.

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Band 3

Alejandro Santoyo

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice leader Alejandro Santoyo garners praise from clients, who describe him as "a great lawyer who is highly creative and always finds a way to solve our issues." He offers expertise in matters relating to capital markets and other financial transactions, as well as M&A deals. Interviewees add: "He has a lot of experience in advising the financial industry and provides great client service."

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Band 3

Adalberto Valadez Hernández

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Adalberto Valadez Hernández of Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C. gets praise from clients, who enthuse: "His responsiveness and follow-up to our matters are incredible. He has a great technical capabilities, provides excellent client service and has broad experience in the market." Sources go on to highlight his expertise in the tax aspects of commercial transactions.

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Band 3

Gil Zenteno García

Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gil Zenteno focuses on tax litigation, including amparo proceedings. He has over 25 years experience in the tax arena, and peers describe him as "a great lawyer from the technical perspective with a focus on tax litigation." He provides additional expertise in matters concerning international trade.

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Band 3

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers state that Omar Zúñiga"has a rare combination of solid business acumen and technical knowledge." Clients compound such praise, noting: "His client service is great, as is his technical expertise. He is also committed to his clients and always delivers what he promises." His practice focuses on non-contentious tax consulting, particularly on transactions.

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Band 4

Guillermo Aguayo Garza

White & Case SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Guillermo Aguayo Garza of White & Case SC is identified by sources as "a very creative lawyer with excellent knowledge of tax issues." His expertise encompasses both contentious and non-contentious mandates.

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Band 4

Mariano Calderón

Santamarina y Steta SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Mariano Calderón specialises in tax litigation at both the constitutional and administrative levels. He is described by an impressed client as "an excellent lawyer," while peers report that "he has a lot of knowledge of the tax area."

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Band 4

Sandro Castañeda

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) México

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Sandro Castañeda provides expertise across consulting, litigation and the interpretation of international tax treaties.

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Band 4

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ulises Castilla focuses his practice on tax litigation and consulting. He offers over 20 years experience across the public and private sectors and peers say that "he is very involved in the tax sphere and his work has always been of the highest quality."

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Band 4

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Santiago Chacón of Garrigues is commended by clients, who state: "He is practical, methodical, very knowledgeable and understands how the law affects our business." He provides expertise in the tax liability of M&A deals and tax controversy.

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Band 4

Jorge Correa Cervera

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jorge Correa Cervera is highlighted by sources for "his good knowledge of the Mexican tax code and his ability to see matters from the perspective of the tax authorities." His practice centres on the tax aspects of transactions, including energy projects and capital markets operations.

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Band 4

Rodrigo Gómez Ballina

Jones Day

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise Rodrigo Gómez Ballina of Jones Day, enthusing: "He provides excellent client service and is very creative in his approach. He understands the risks we are willing to take and is patient and knowledgeable." He offers significant experience in tax planning, disputes and audits.

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Band 4

Ramírez, Gutiérrez-Azpe, Rodríguez-Rivero y Hurtado S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rosario Huet of Ramírez, Gutiérrez-Azpe, Rodríguez-Rivero y Hurtado S.C. advises both local and international clients on litigation and non-contentious mandates including international taxation. Her practice also encompasses advising clients on tax structures for deals.

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Band 4

Juan Carlos Izaza

Izaza Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Carlos Izaza of Izaza Abogados has a solid track record in the tax sphere and is highlighted for his experience here. He offers both tax consulting and litigation services, also earning plaudits for his academic contributions to the field.

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Band 4

Jorge A Jiménez Cañizares

Deloitte Legal Services

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jorge Jiménez Cañizares is highlighted for his knowledge of tax issues affecting the financial services space. He maintains a broad practice, comprising consulting and tax litigation.

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Band 4

Haynes and Boone, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Edgar Klee of Haynes and Boone, SC is active across both tax and customs mandates. He is highlighted for his strong technical knowledge, with clients reporting: "He has great technical skills, and is an empathetic lawyer."

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Band 4

Calvo Nicolau y Márquez Cristerna, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Oscar Marquez is qualified as both a lawyer and an accountant and is noted for his expertise in non-contentious tax mandates. Peers highlight his work on M&A-related tax matters.

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Band 4

Abel Francisco Mejía Cosenza

Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Abel Francisco Mejía Cosenza is active in the wealth management space. He advises high net worth individuals on international tax matters including estate planning and tax restructurings, also counselling multinational corporations on cross-border transactions. Peers highlight his growing market presence.

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Band 4

Ignacio Orendain Kunhardt

Ortiz, Hernandez y Orendain, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Experienced practitioner Ignacio Orendain Kunhardt offers a strong track record in the Mexican tax arena. He continues to advise on both contentious and consulting mandates regarding local and international taxation, as well as representing clients in amparo proceedings.

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Band 4

Ana Paula Pardo Lelo de Larrea

SMPS Legal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ana Paula Pardo Lelo de Larrea receives praise from impressed clients, who note: "She is extremely bright and well versed in tax law. She has always been very helpful on all tax issues we have given her." She offers expertise in tax litigation, boasting further capabilities in transfer pricing, tax restructuring and tax planning.

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Band 4

EY Mexico

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Pizarro provides particular expertise in non-contentious tax matters including those affecting the mining industry. Peers attest to his standing in the market, highlighting him as a "very good lawyer."

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Band 4

Javier Portas Ledesma

Creel Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Javier Portas Ledesma offers more than 25 years of experience in the Mexican tax arena. He frequently advises clients on matters of international taxation and compliance, also boasting contentious experience. A client notes: "He provides good responses to legal queries."

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Band 4

Sergio Ruiz Lopez

Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading partner Sergio Ruiz Lopez garners praise from sources, with one noting: "He is always available for clients and has great experience." Another interviewee highlights: "His work is always of high quality and he is highly responsive." He remains active in contentious mandates.

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Band 4

Rafael Tena Castro

Acedo Santamarina, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Rafael Tena Castro of Acedo Santamarina, S.C. is active in tax litigation. According to one source he is "a high-quality lawyer, who is very experienced." Another adds: "He is a very capable lawyer who can understand complex matters very quickly and provides alternative solutions to problems immediately."

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Band 4

Arturo Tiburcio Tiburcio

Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Arturo Tiburcio Tiburcio of Hogan Lovells garners praise from clients, who say: "He has impressive professional knowledge of tax law in Mexico but can also absorb this information and explain it back to the client practically and without it being too technical."

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Band 4

Angel J. Turanzas Díaz

Turanzas, Bravo & Ambrosi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers praise Angel Turanzas Díaz, saying: "He is a renowned tax lawyer and highly capable." He is routinely retained by clients from the energy and transportation sectors and offers expertise in both corporate and individual taxation matters.

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Band 4

Guillermo Villaseñor Tadeo

Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Guillermo Villaseñor Tadeo provides particular expertise in transfer pricing and tax litigation against the Mexican tax authorities for multinational clients. Clients enthuse: "He has great technical skills and provides excellent client service; he also has extraordinary language skills."

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Up and Coming

Anaya Abogados Asociados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming individual Fabiola Díaz leads the firm's tax planning and consulting group and advises both individuals and corporations. She offers particular advice on cross-border tax solutions and is highlighted by one peer as "an excellent professional of whom I have a very high opinion."

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Up and Coming

Mariana Eguiarte Morett

Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming individual Mariana Eguiarte Morett garners praise from sources, who note: "She is an excellent tax lawyer who has developed very well in this area. She is a great professional." She focuses her practice on non-contentious tax issues including local tax restructurings and matters of international taxation.

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Up and Coming

Federico Scheffler

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Federico Scheffler focuses on tax consulting for corporate and M&A transactions. He garners praise from an impressed client, who says: "His knowledge of the tax field is fantastic and we have been happy with his advice every time we have requested it."

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Associates to watch

Patricia López Padilla

Creel Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Patricia López Padilla focuses her practice on tax litigation and consulting. She receives praise from peers, who report: "She is a very capable and highly knowledgeable lawyer and among the best associates I've encountered."

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