Mexico: Corporate Tax 2019

In this chapter we identify the top 31 corporate tax practitioners in Mexico. They have been chosen for their exceptional practice advising and representing a broad range of clients in tax and transactional matters, including tax litigation, wealth planning and the implementation of international tax law.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Alejandro Barrera Fernández Basham Ringe y Correa SC, Mexico City
2. Ricardo León Santacruz Sánchez Devanny Eseverri, Mexico City
3. Alfredo Castilleja Kaye Trueba Abogados SC, Mexico City
4. Arturo Pérez Robles Pérez Robles Abogados, Mexico City
4. Ángel Escalante Carpio Escalante & Asociados, Mexico City

Basham Ringe y Correa listings in this chapter, with four of its members selected for their excellent corporate tax practices.
Alejandro Barrera Fernández is a standout name in the market among peers, who describe him as “a one-of-a-kind lawyer”. He is well versed in both national and domestic tax planning, M&A tax aspects and corporate reorganisations.
Gerardo Nieto is a prominent figure in Mexico’s corporate tax market and commands considerable experience in tax litigation matters before federal and state courts.
Francisco Matus is a favourite among clients, who praise his “top-notch knowledge of tax structures in Mexico”. He has over a decade of experience in international and domestic tax strategies, patrimonial planning and regulatory issues before the federal tax authorities.
Víctor Manuel Barajas Barrera specialises in advising high-net-worth clients on tax planning, estate planning and the application of tax treaties.

Chévez Ruíz Zamarripa y Cía also performs well this year with three listings.
Alejandro Torres Rivero is praised by peers across Mexico as “an excellent lawyer”. He is experienced in a broad range of corporate tax advisory and litigation matters.
Respondents identify Jose Carlos Silva Sanchez-Gavito as “a great lawyer in the market”. His practice focuses on tax consultation work including corporate restructuring, share placement and patrimonial planning. 
Manuel Sáinz Orantes is a well-regarded tax specialist with considerable experience of sophisticated tax litigation proceedings.

At Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, Ricardo León-Santacruz is a highly respected figure in the corporate tax space where he enjoys a strong reputation for his first-rate advisory practice.
Mariana Eguiarte Morett is “a young practitioner to watch in the future” within the corporate tax field. She has a decade of experience advising national and international clients across a range of industries on tax structuring and auditing matters.

Alfredo Castilleja at Kaye Trueba Abogados is a leading name in the Mexican corporate tax market and impresses sources with his expert handling of financial audits, tax regulation and defence before tax authorities.

Arturo Pérez Robles at Pérez Robles Abogados is emphatically praised by peers as “the number-one lawyer in the market” and “an excellent attorney”. His practice focuses on the full range of tax consulting and litigation matters.

Omar Zuñiga Arroyo with Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez is “an outstanding practitioner” whose speciality lies in tax matters pertaining to M&A transactions.

Mauricio Bravo Fortoul of Turanzas Bravo & Ambrosi is a widely recognised figure among peers who consider him “truly excellent in high-net-worth wealth planning”.

Gabriel Ortiz Gómez at Ortiz Abogados Tributarios is “a top lawyer” in the corporate tax field whose particular expertise lies in complex tax litigation matters.

Manuel Tron of Manuel E Tron Abogado is “a very good lawyer” whose practice focuses on non-contentious tax matters before federal authorities as well as international tax planning matters.

Enrique Ramirez at Ernst & Young is well known among peers who describe him as “an outstanding tax litigator who really understands commercial matters”.

Gabriela Pellón Martínez with Galicia Abogados is recognised for her impressive experience in advising both corporations and individuals regarding tax matters and applying international tax treaties.

Luis Ortiz Hidalgo at Ortiz Hernandez y Orendain is a standout name in the tax space. He is described by peers as “a heavyweight in tax litigation and a very impressive practitioner”.

Edgar Anaya of Anaya Abogados Asociados is a prominent figure within the corporate tax market in Mexico. He is well versed in advising clients on a range of tax planning and consulting matters pertaining to transactional business, and also possesses broad litigation experience.

Ángel Escalante Carpio of Escalante & Asociados wins praise among sources for his "innovative responses" to complex tax matters as well as his ability to "analyse matters from every possible angle".

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