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Mexico: Corporate Tax 2017

Thirty-four leading practitioners are highlighted for their impressive advisory and contentious corporate tax work. 

Most Highly Regarded
Manuel Tron SMPS Legal, Mexico City
Alejandro Barrera Fernández Basham Ringe y Correa, Mexico City
Mauricio Bravo Fortoul Turanzas Bravo & Ambrosi, Mexico City

Basham Ringe y Correa is the leading firm in corporate tax law in Mexico. Alejandro Barrera Fernández ranks as one of the very top lawyers in the country and is highly spoken of for his “encyclopaedic knowledge of Mexican tax laws”. Gerardo Nieto is well regarded for representing clients before both state and federal tribunals in tax disputes. When it comes to tax strategy and planning, Victor Barajas is highly sought after by clients, who include private clients, individuals and their families and corporates entities. Mario Barrera Vázquez is the highlighted up-and-coming partner in the firm’s tax group.

Three leading lawyers at the highly respected tax firm Chévez Ruíz Zamarripa achieve listings in this chapter. Manuel Sáinz Orantes is considered “the holy grail of tax litigators in Mexico”. He is joined by Alejandro Torres Rivero, another “top-notch tax litigator”. Meanwhile, Raul Morales is nominated for his tax consultancy practice. A source calls him “knowledgeable and client-orientated”.

Eduardo Méndez of PwC is “a very sharp lawyer” widely recognised for his litigation practice. Karina Perez Delgadillo is also a recognised tax litigator at the firm.

Sánchez Devanny Eseverri is well regarded on the transactional and advisory side. Ricardo León-Santacruz co-chairs the firm’s tax group and possesses over 20 years of experience in the field. His “first-rate” practice encompasses tax planning, structuring and transfer pricing. He is joined by Mariana Eguiarte Morett, who is described as “one to watch” by peers.

At SMPS Legal, the “outstanding” Manuel Tron is regularly cited by market observers to be a “thought leader” in the country. His practice encompasses tax planning, tax aspects of cross-border investments and tax litigation.

Christian Natera at Natera Consultores is “a force to be reckoned with” according to respondents, who highly endorse him as a rising star in tax consultancy and transfer pricing matters.

At Pérez Robles Abogados, Arturo Pérez Robles is “a top-of-the line tax adviser” according to sources, who also described him as “a definite inclusion in the top-tier of Mexican tax practitioners”.

Mauricio Bravo Fortoul of Turanzas Bravo & Ambrosi is highlighted for his international taxation practice and is regarded as a definite player in the field. A respondent calls him “smart and user-friendly”.

According to peers, the “brilliant” Adalberto Valadez at Nader Hayaux y Goebel is well regarded, with a source noting that “he gets on top of technical issues”.

Revilla y Alvarez-Alcalá’s Eduardo Revilla Martínez is very well known in the market for his advisory work, and described by peers as “a wonderful tax lawyer”.

Sources can’t speak enough about Luis Ortiz Hidalgo at Ortiz Hernandez y Orendain, who they consider to be “an excellent tax litigator” and “one of the gurus of the tax bar”.

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