Firm profile submitted by Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cia., S.C.
Managing Partner: José Luis Fernández
Number of partners worldwide: 52
Number of manager associates worldwide: 70
Number of other associates worldwide: 306
Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa is a leading tax firm in Mexico, known worldwide for its expertise in high-level tax advisory, consulting, transfer pricing, social security and administrative litigation services.
Ongoing, in-depth research at CRZ supports the development of tax strategies that maximize ROI, generate additional working capital for company operations and increase per-share profits. A change in corporate structure gives rise to a variety of tax implications. At CRZ, the accountants and lawyers analyse each client’s situation on a case-by-case basis, assessing the impact on its organisation; from there, they identify tax scenarios and develop recommendations designed to create the optimal restructuring model for each unique situation. At CRZ, key considerations include:
■ Engineering complex operations, such as corporate restructuring, mergers, and acquisitions, all of which CRZ professionals are experts at
■ A tax-related cost/benefit analysis of each proposed strategy
■ An in-depth analysis of regulations governing both federal and local taxes
■ Evaluation and proposal of applications for special authorizations as required by revenue agencies or other government entities
■ Specialised collaborations with Mexican market securities law experts for solutions involving share and investment instrument placements on stock exchanges in Mexico and around the world. Support in determining the corporate structure that will enable the clients to optimise their participation in various energy contracts as with the analysis of possible tax implications that may result from these participations.
In addition, the firm has aimed towards assisting its clients regarding complex audits practiced by the tax authorities and resolving them, among other means, by alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as mutual agreement procedures, advanced pricing agreements, as well as representation before the Mexican Tax Ombudsman.
The range of its professional practice also includes an expanded specialised international trade and customs division and an area solely dedicated to transfer pricing.
Regarding International Trade, CRZ experts leverage opportunities and utilise the best possible tools to focus on three critical issues: minimising risk, reducing production/operational costs and boosting ROI via high-profit transactions. They also offer guidance with regard to operations governed by free trade agreements, optimal import/export mechanisms, international traffic cost reduction, and tax/customs risk management. CRZ international trade experts also specialise in analysing global market productivity and profitability requirements to design one-of-a-kind, forward-thinking strategies that optimise the financial benefits of our clients’ import/export mechanisms.
As to Transfer Pricing, transaction analysis is a CRZ specialty in Mexico and abroad that forms the basis for strategies that minimize the tax burden for every type of entity. Solutions include transfer-price analysis for regulatory compliance, Advance Pricing Agreements (APA), negotiation and alternative dispute resolutions, value-assessment of companies, shares, transactions and intangibles, and audit support. Additionally, CRZ provides solution-oriented economic and trade analyses on matters arising from dumping and other unfair international business practices. CRZ’s transfer-pricing team of economists, legal, and tax specialists leverages state-of-the-art financial, economic, and accounting analyses to add value to every possible area of client’s operations.
Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa’s specialised professional practice also includes a strategic administrative litigation team focused on a wise knowledgeable response to the challenges generated by the enforcement of the constantly changing laws and regulations and the defense of clients from any legal actions carried out by the federal or local authorities and relevant consequences related to the concession of public services and activities, certification, registry, authorisation, permit, license as well as closing down, suspension, recall, fines and other penalties. These administrative areas include, among others: anti-money laundering, energy, corporate risk prevention and anticorruption.
Its service is grounded on keeping up to date and is focused on ensuring its clients' satisfaction by being fully committed to dealing with their needs.
The firm is proud of being one of the first to offer high-quality tax and administrative services in the Mexican market offering the innovation, honesty and professionalism needed in today’s world for solving highly complex matters.
Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa has developed a code of conduct that guides its work performance based on the laws and regulations, as well the ethical and social principles that apply in this profession. The firm has an in-depth understanding of the importance of social responsibility, concentrating its efforts on pro bono activities working with institutions centering on education, health and children's well-being, as well as environmental protection.
Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa has offices in Mexico City, Monterrey and Querétaro, and an additional office in New York City.
CRZ provides services to major industrial, commercial and financial groups. The firm has a prominent presence with Fortune 500 companies operating in Mexico. Further information is available upon request.
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The firm has also published an app: CHEVEZ Mobile (which is available for free on our website and app stores).