Areas of practice


Through a strategic alliance with Diaz Rivera, Lalieu y Rosas, S.C., we have consolidated an innovative tax consulting and litigation practice comprised of a dedicated and market-leading team of tax specialists offering cutting-edge advice across a wide range of matters to individuals, small businesses, and large multinationals alike.

Our team is composed of a remarkable combination of lawyers, including a former General Counsel (Chief Tax Prosecutor) of the Ministry of Finance, experts in tax consulting and litigation, as well as a team of public accountants who collectively participate in the proper handling of advisory and administrative procedures and tax disputes involving our clients.

Our tax advisors and lawyers are members of leading national and international associations such as the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the Mexican Association of Securities Intermediaries (AMIB), the College of Public Accountants of Mexico (CCPM) and the Mexican Institute of Financial Executives (IMEF), among others.

Tax Advisory

We regularly advise on complex tax-related matters, most often to complement broader corporate M&A transactions and planning. Yet, our team is devoted to facilitating a seamless and fully compliant tax offering to a wide range of clients both on a stand-alone basis and as part of our firm’s full-service offering.

Our team of highly regarded professionals has a wealth of experience devising domestic and international tax corporate structures and developing innovative and efficient tax solutions to a wide range of commercial issues. Most importantly, we ensure these are implemented allowing clients to reach their financial objectives by quickly reacting to challenges arising out of the continuously evolving tax landscape, including international legislation and treaties.

We also provide advice on broader corporate tax matters, VAT, policy matters and other tax-related challenges such as investigations, disputes, and proceedings before authorities.

Tax Litigation

We acknowledge the significant efforts made by the Mexican tax authorities to ensure that taxpayers fulfill their fiscal obligations adequately and combat tax evasion. This effort aims to promote voluntary compliance among taxpayers and promote economic development in Mexico. Therefore, it is essential to have the support of a team of specialized tax lawyers who can effectively handle any type of procedure or dispute with tax authorities to prevent tax contingencies and unnecessary litigation.

To promote the correct interpretation and application of the tax provisions, our tax litigation team participates as soon as the tax authorities initiate any administrative proceeding. We work hand in hand with our clients to provide a business-oriented approach, ensuring the highest level of possible compliance, with a preventive approach to avoid administrative penalties or fines.

We have developed extensive expertise in handling all kind of tax audit procedures, alternative dispute resolution procedures, administrative appeals, administrative litigation proceedings at all stages, and constitutional litigation.

Our team of lawyers is expert in handling tax audit procedures initiated by tax authorities, tax refund procedures, as well as filing and processing any necessary trial arising from such procedures.

Relevant matters: Tax Advisory
  • Balandra Capital Operadora in design of the tax strategy for the structuring of Bucerías Funding, as an investment vehicle, and in the negotiation of an investment in Take Flight Ventures (Birdman) in exchange for a share of the 27.66% in its share capital.
  • Balandra Capital Operadora in the structuring of the investment vehicle Loreto Funding and in the acquisition of the 20% stake of Exalta Hero, licensee of the sportswear retailer Lululemon Athletica Canada, in Mexico.
Relevant matters: Tax Litigation
  • GXO in an administrative appeal against Value Added Tax (Impuesto al Valor Agregado or “VAT”) certificate cancellation, in the preparation and deployment of a strategy to continue importing under a temporary basis by posting a bond to cover the VAT and a preparation and deployment of a strategy to carry out imports using a bonded warehouse.
  • A mexican multinational company dedicated to the distribution of food and beverages providing legal advice on some trials before the Federal Court of Administrative Justice (Tribunal Federal de Justicia Administrativa or “TFJA”) related to the VAT applicable to ice cream and popsicles.
  • A provider of integrated telecommunications services in the refund process of the VAT, which was a result of the favourable ruling derived from a proceeding before the Tax Administration Service (Servicio de Administración Tributaria or “SAT”) allowing our client to apply a zero per cent Value Added Tax rate for international long-distance services. 
  • One of the world’s largest convenience hardware store company in a Customs Proceeding carried out by the Ministry of Finance of a local government, during which a considerable amount of goods was seized.
  • A leading Engineering & Technology company before the Federal Court of Administrative Justice (Tribunal Federal de Justicia Administrativa or “TFJA”) against the Ministry of Public Administration (Secretaría de la Función Pública or “SFP”), that imposed a multimillion MXN fine, as well as an inhabitation to participate in public procurement proceedings.
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