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Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie provides services in tax advisory, tax litigation, transfer pricing and economic analysis. Its tax group has advised clients on numerous global, regional and local corporate and tax restructurings matters. The firm has advised on some of the largest oil and gas projects in Mexico.

Luis Carbajo oversees the tax practice that has 12 partners and 57 other professionals, including Rocío Perez Nava and Regina Sanchez Juarez-Zenteno, who joined the firm in 2016.

Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa

Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa is a leading firm in the Mexican market. The firm comprises 47 partners, including managing partner Jose Luis Fernandez and transfer pricing lead Oscar Campero. The firm provides services in tax advisory, consultancy, tax litigation, transfer pricing and tax mediation.

The firm's professionals are widely experienced at the administrative and judicial levels. Many of the firm's clients come from a broad spectrum of sectors, including transportation; manufacturing; telecommunications media and technology.

The firm has offices located in Mexico City, Monterrey, Queretaro and New York.

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza & Enriquez

Creel Garcia-Cuellar Aiza & Enriquez’s tax expertise spans a wide range of areas, including tax structures, controversy, litigation, M&A, private equity, capital markets and financial products.

Alejandro Santoyo oversees the tax practice. The firm comprises four partners and 22 other professionals, including Varic Sebastián Baus, Susana Jimena Ávalos, Ariadna Patricia Reyes and Laura Yolanda Frías, who joined the firm in May 2017.

The team also provides daily tax advice to international groups such as Iberdrola, Técnicas Reunidas, Honeywell, American Express, Oracle, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, UBS and Morgan Stanley.

During the research period the firm provided legal and tax counsel to Grupo Vonpar on the sale of its bottling business in Brazil to Coca Cola FEMSA. It also advised First Reserve on the sale and leaseback agreement with Mexico's state-owned oil company. This involved reviewing the financial model, negotiating and executing the tax provisions of the transaction and supporting the set-up and continuous operation of the SPV.

Members of the firm have also participated as speakers at tax conferences held by the International Bar Association in Washington and the Procopio International Tax Institute in San Diego.

Mijares Angoitia Cortés & Fuentes

Mijares Angoitia Cortés Fuentes is the Mexican member firm of Taxand and is led by Manuel Tamez Zendejas, who is experienced in tax consultancy and tax planning. The tax practice consists of one partner and three associates.

The firm provides services in a range of areas, including tax advisory and cross-border transactions.

Clients of the firm operate in sectors such as TMT, manufacturing and financial services among others.

Ritch Mueller Heather & Nicolau

Ritch Mueller, Heather & Nicolau is a respected firm in the Mexican market. Its tax group comprises two partners and 11 other professionals, including practice lead Oscar López Velarde Pérez, who joined the firm in January 2017.

During the research period the firm advised BHP Billiton in the first-ever farm out process in the oil and gas industry in Mexico.

New members of the team include Santiago Llano, Santiago Diaz Rivera, Juan Jose Paullada, Alberto Anguiano and Diego Hernández.

Skatt International Tax Firm

Jamie Rojas oversees the tax practice at Skatt International Tax Firm. The firm has 12 partners and 62 other fee earners, who provide services in tax litigation, transfer pricing, consultancy, tax planning and cross-border transactions.

This year, the firm has assisted a telecommunications company with VAT analysis and customs issues relating to manufacturing, distribution and leasing chains. It also assisted Grupo Salinas in the structuring and implementation of the first PGA golf tournament in Mexico.