July 12, 2004 – LAWFUEL – Twelve former partners of Mancera Ernst & Young joined Baker & McKenzie’s regional and global tax practices today in Mexico. These experienced tax practitioners have specialised in transfer pricing, tax consulting and compliance and international tax. Working with our Global Tax Group, this team of highly-skilled professionals enhances our ability to provide sophisticated, high-level tax advice to our clients. Moises Curiel leads the team that is joining Baker & McKenzie’s Latin American regionalized transfer pricing practice.
Eight join in Mexico City: Jesus Alvarado, Emilio Angeles, Moises Curiel, Koen Van’t Heck, Hector Reyes, Jaime Rojas, Rodolfo Sanchez and Luis Adrian Jimenez. Ignacio Navarro joins the Firm in Guadalajara, Julio Infante in Juarez, Luis Carlos Ramirez in Chihuahua City and Carlos Linares in Monterrey.
The leaders of the group will be joined by up to 65 additional tax advisers, who specialize in the tax planning and consulting, tax compliance, transfer pricing and international tax structuring and advice. They will add to the already sophisticated tax planning and tax litigation practice of Baker & McKenzie in Mexico.
“We are delighted to welcome these new tax colleagues to Baker & McKenzie in Mexico,” said Andres Ochoa-Bünsow, Chairman of Baker & McKenzie’s Latin American Regional Council. “These exceptional tax professionals demonstrate the Firm’s continued investment in Latin America and our regional transfer pricing and tax consulting capabilities. We will continue to build the strength of this group throughout the region.”
“These additions to our global tax team will further Baker & McKenzie’s tax planning and consulting practice in Mexico and elevate our transfer pricing capability in Mexico and throughout Latin America to an unrivalled position within the market,” said John Peterson, Chair of Baker & McKenzie’s Global Tax Practice. “Baker & McKenzie’s global tax practice is uniquely positioned to offer a comprehensive scope of sophisticated tax planning and implementation, transfer pricing analysis, and controversy defense without the growing restrictions imposed on audit-related firms.”
· Jesus Alvarado * joins from Ernst & Young’s Mexico City office. He focuses his practice in tax planning and tax consolidation in the high tech, telecommunications and entertainment.
· Emilio Angeles *joins from Ernst & Young’s Mexico City office. He served as a transfer pricing manager for the Mexico Tax Authority and focuses his practice in tax compliance and consulting, with emphasis on maquiladoras and other manufacturing.
· Moises Curiel * joins as the former national director of transfer pricing in Latin America for Ernst & Young. Moises was previously the director of the Transfer Pricing Administration for the Mexican Tax Authority. He focuses his practice in transfer pricing with an emphasis on the pharmaceutical industry.
· Koen Van’t Heck *joins from Ernst & Young’s Mexico City practice. He will focus his practice in international tax planning, cross-border transactions and capital markets. He is admitted as a tax lawyer in The Netherlands.
· Julio Infante *joins from Ernst & Young’s Juarez office where he served as a tax compliance partner since 2003. He focuses his practice in compliance matters for maquiladoras and manufacturing clients.
· Luis Adrian Jimenez* specialized in tax planning and cross border transactions in Ernst & Young and will join our Mexico City office.
· Carlos Linares* joins from Ernst & Young’s Monterrey office where he headed the transfer pricing practice. He will focus his practice in transfer pricing in our Monterrey office.
· Ignacio Navarro * previously served as the head of Ernst & Young’s Guadalajara and Aguascalientes offices, and president of the Board of the Universidad Panamerica’s Accounting Division.
· Luis Carlos Ramirez* previously served as the head of Ernst & Young’s Chihuahua, Torreon and Cd. Juarez offices. He focuses his practice in tax consulting for maquiladoras, manufacturing and real estate.
· Hector Reyes * previously served as the national director of tax operations for Ernst & Young in Mexico. He was responsible for quality assurance and client satisfaction. He focuses his practice in tax compliance and reporting, outsourcing and advisory services, with emphasis on agricultural businesses.
· Jaime Rojas* previously served as the tax managing partner for Mexico and northern Latin America for Ernst & Young. Jaime specializes in international and domestic tax planning, cross-border transactions and M&A, with a focus on retail, high tech and manufacturing.
· Rodolfo Sanchez * joins from Grant Thornton in Mexico City. He recently left Ernst & Young to join Grant Thornton. Rodolfo specializes in domestic and international tax planning and indirect taxes, with emphasis on the automotive and manufacturing sectors.
* The above listed individuals are not licensed to practice law in the United States.