Federico Scheffler

Galicia Abogados - Mexico

Partner - Tax Consultancy Practice

Blvd. Manuel Avila Camacho No. 24 – 7° Floor
Col. Lomas de Chapultepec
Mexico City 11000

+52 55 55409200

Highly Regarded




Practice areas:

Transactional tax

Federico started his professional career in Corporate Law and M&A. After several years as an M&A practitioner, his interest for the tax component of transactions made him pivot into Tax Law.

This multi-dimensional background provides Federico with a unique, professional profile for a tax lawyer, allowing him to participate in M&A collaborations with other practice areas.

Federico co-leads the Tax practice at the Firm with a speciality in Tax Consultancy and a focus on M&A transactions, venture capital, corporate and project finance, and capital markets, among others.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a Specialization in Tax Law from Universidad Panamericana. He also obtained an Executive MBA (MEDEX) from IPADE.

He is a member of the Mexican Bar Association (MBA), International Fiscal Association (IFA) and Young IFA Network (YIN). He is also a mentor at Endeavor Mexico, a high-impact entrepreneurship network.

He is recognized in the 2023 Chambers Latin American Guide in the Tax: Non-Litigation practice and 2022 Chambers Global Guide in the same practice. He is also considered a leading tax lawyer in Mexico by The Legal 500 2023 Latin American Guide, The International Tax Review (ITR World Tax) and Latin Lawyer.

  • Tax consulting
  • M&A
  • Corporate taxes
  • International tax advisory
  • Restructurings
  • ESG


  • Capital Markets
  • Banking and financial services
  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Real estate

Member of the Mexican Bar Association (MBA) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA), where he is part of the Young IFA Network (YIN).

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), 2007.
  • Specialization in Tax Law from Universidad Panamericana, 2009.
  • Executive MBA (MEDEX) from Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE), 2014.
  • Diploma in International Taxation from Duke University and ITAM, 2015.
  • Advanced Professional Certificate in International Taxation (APCIT), 2021.