SMPS Legal

Mexico

Address:
Torre Chapultepec Uno R509
Av. Paseo de la Reforma 509
Piso 18, Cuauhtémoc
Mexico
06500

+52 (55) 5282 9063


Key contacts:

Partner: Ana Paula Pardo
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Partner: Christian Solís
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Quick facts:

Number of advisers: 15 Partners, 21 associates
Network memberships: AmCham, CanCham, Anade, IFA, ICC
Languages : Spanish, English


SMPS Legal is a law firm with regional expertise integrated by a team of experienced and specialized lawyers committed to offering integrated multidisciplinary legal counsel in Latin America from strategically located offices.

For over 20 years, the partners and lawyers of SMPS Legal have successfully counseled domestic and foreign investors in their activities in Latin America.

Responding to the growth of emerging markets in Latin America, SMPS Legal specializes in cross-border transactions, acquisitions, joint ventures, private capital, financing operations and foreign investment in the region. 

The members of SMPS Legal share the vision of applying a business approach to the legal advice they provide to their clients. In this way, the Firm seeks to understand the business and the needs of its clients in order to provide legal services.

SMPS Legal has offices located in Mexico City, Calgary, Dallas and Bogotá and has alliances with prominent firms in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru and other Latin American countries to better serve its clients.

  • Compliance management:
  • Business model optimisation
  • Economic modelling
  • Policy design
  • Corporate tax matters:
  • Cross-border project management
  • Restructuring
  • Cost-sharing arrangements
  • APAs
  • Transactions
  • M&A
  • Financial services
  • Corporate taxes
  • Technology
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Value chains
  • Dispute resolution:
  • Audit defence
  • Audit support
  • Dispute resolution
  • Pre-litigation
  • MAPs/ADRs
  • Litigation
  • Controversy management 
  • Tax advisory:
  • Tax consulting
  • International tax advisory
  • US Inbound
  • US Outbound 
  • Indirect tax:
  • VAT
  • GST
  • Customs
  • Supply chains 
  • Other:
  • All transactional matters and the use of international treaties and BEPS regulation.

Tax Litigation
Christian Solís
Partner
csolis@smps.com.mx
Alsea, Tax Assessment 2010

Tax
Jorge San Martín
Partner
jsanmartin@smps.com.mx
Represented Axo: Grupo Axo entered into various operations with Aloxom Marketing to acquire, directly or indirectly, the entire share capital of Tennix, which operates the TAF and TrueKids brands in the Mexican market.

Tax
Ana Paula Pardo
Partner
apardo@smps.com.mx
Represented Gerdau/ Sidertul: On a general basis, provides counsel on tax, corporate and trade and customs matters concerning the day-to-day operations of the Group, as well as with respect to specific inbound and outbound transactions. 
Furthermore, SMPS is currently engaged in a litigation procedure in relation to a wrongfully assessed tax credit, for purposes of which a robust defence strategy involving different levels of authority (i.e., tax Ombudsman) has been developed and implemented. 

Corporate
Eduardo Pizarro
Partner
epizarro@smps.com.mx
Atco Group 
We are representing Atco Structures & Logistics Ltd. In the acquisition of a local company engaged in the manufacture, lease and sale of modular manufactured units and mobile units in Mexico and Latin America.

Corporate
Iván Pérez Correa
Partner
iperez@smps.com.mx
Buen Manejo del Campo, S.A. de C.V.
He advised Buen Manejo del Campo and its controlling shareholders in connection with a series c investment round subscribed by RDE

International Trade
Alexis Michel
Partner
amichel@smps.com.mx
Pemcorp, S.A. de C.V.
We advise on all foreign trade and customs issues related to the operation of the company. During the last year we performed an internal audit for the purchase of an energy plant and we currently advise on all imports to set same.

Energy
Carlos Solórzano and Jorge Miranda 
Partners
csolorzano@smpslegal.com / jmiranda@smpslegal.com
Renaissance Oil Corp, SA. de CV.
Regulatory Compliance with their contractual obligations from their E&P licenses granted by the CNH.

  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Investment management
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure