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Firm Profile

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

Firm Profile

Mexico City

  • Profile
  • Corporativo Pirámide
  • Vasco de Quiroga No 2121 4to Piso
  • Colonia Peña Blanca
  • Santa Fé
  • Mexico City
  • Ciudad de México
  • Mexico
  • 01210

Firm profile submitted by Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cia., S.C.

Managing Partner: Jose Luis Fernandez
Number of partners worldwide: 43
Number of manager associates worldwide: 66
Number of other associates worldwide: 287

Founded in 1981, Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa is Mexico’s leading tax firm. Highly regarded by the private and public sector and in academic and professional spheres, CRZ maintains offices in Mexico City, Monterrey, Queretaro, and New York.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Tax Consulting:
Ongoing, in-depth research at CRZ supports the development of tax strategies that maximise 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 analyze 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 expert 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 authorisations 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 their clients to optimise their participation in various energy contracts as with the analysis of possible tax implications that may result from these participations

Tax Litigation:
CRZ expertise is essential for matters related to federal and local revenue agencies, social security contributions, and international trade and customs. Additionally, CRZ provides legal support in response to government inquiries. Solutions include federal and local audit support, administrative appeals, lawsuit processing in tax and administrative tribunals, and guidance in constitutional matters. CRZ participates very active with the Tax Ombudsman and supports its clients in filing and during the process of the Conclusive Agreements, the complaint appeal and in the obtainment of opinions or systemic analysis regarding the interpretation and/or application of the tax law. The firm’s legal area provides legal advice for their clients to implement the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AML), its regulations and the general rules, in order to identify vulnerable activities and comply with their AML obligations.

Transfer Pricing/Financial Consulting:
Transaction analysis is a CRZ specialty in Mexico and abroad that forms the basis for strategies that minimise 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 solutionoriented 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 their client’s operations.

Social Security & Local Taxes:
The firm offers complete support in respect of federal or local audits involving social security contributions, local taxes and appeals, as well as for tax-related lawsuits arising from constitutionally prohibited actions or law-enforcement on the part of authorities.

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 their clients’ import/export mechanisms.

Constitutional Administrative Litigation:
The firm represents their clients’ interests in the actions taken by government authorities that have an effect on the different economic environments and sectors. This area specialises in addressing all types of disputes related to government activities, at the federal, state and municipal government levels. CRZ’s actions range from the creation of new laws, regulations and general norms, to the application of the same by the corresponding government authorities.

Clients 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.

Branches

  • Corporativo Pirámide,
  • Vasco de Quiroga No 2121 4to Piso,
  • Colonia Peña Blanca,
  • Santa Fé,
  • Mexico City,
  • Federal District
  • Mexico
  • 01210
  • Tel +52 55 5257 7000
  • Fax +52 55 5257 7001
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.chevez.com
  • Av. Batallon de San Patricio 109,
  • 8th floor, Suite 801,
  • Valle Oriente,
  • San Pedro Garza Garcia,
  • Monterrey,
  • Nuevo Leon
  • Mexico
  • 66269
  • Tel +52 81 8478 9200
  • Fax +52 81 8478 9208
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Av. Manuel Gomez Morin 3970,
  • Suites 704 and 705,
  • Centro Sur,
  • Santiago de Querétaro,
  • Queretaro
  • Mexico
  • Tel +52 442 229 1797
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 375 Park Avenue,
  • Suite 1903,
  • New York,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10152
  • Tel +1 212 223 4434
  • Fax +1 212 223 4465
  • Email : [email protected]