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We achieve success by combining business savvy and experienced professionals with technical and ethical excellence in the legal field. Our attorneys have attended many of the best law schools in the world and many of them have worked for top companies and world class law firms.

One of our main concerns is to keep our professionals abreast of all relevant legal developments. Some of our partners are professors at Mexico´s most prestigious universities, regularly attend speaking engagement on legal topics around the world.

Felipe Mendoza Vidal +52 (656) 227-6106
Mr. Felipe Mendoza is the Head of the Tax and Foreign Trade Department of the Firm. He has successfully challenged resolutions issued by the Tax Service Administration (IRS), Mexican Customs, Social Security Institute (IMSS), and Housing Fund Institute (INFONAVIT), and also challenging the constitutionality of tax laws enacted by the Federal and State Congresses.

Throughout the years, Mr. Mendoza has provided legal advice to Companies dealing with valuation, HTS Tariff Classification, Mexican Tariff and Non-Tariff restrictions, determination and payment of import duties as consequence of the implementation of Article 303 of NAFTA, and also regarding the compliance with rules of origin. He has ample experience conducting complex customs and international trade audits to Mexican Companies, and has assisted several companies to draft and implement their Foreign Trade compliance procedures.
He also has provided legal advice to companies that import, sell, and distribute products in the Mexican aftermarket and continuously gives legal advice to Maquiladora, and Shelter companies regarding customs procedures and how to maximize the tax incentives of the Mexican Government to reduce the payment of import duties and value added tax. In the International Trade Area, Mr. Mendoza has represented companies in antidumping and countervailing duties procedures before the Mexican Ministry of Economy.
Mr. Mendoza has also an extensive practice in business and corporate law, and has been counseling companies doing joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions throughout Mexico. He also has advised Foreign Companies to set up structures that provide tax benefits when doing business in Mexico.
He has been the speaker and Panelist at various seminars organized by the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He is a Member of the Foreign Trade Committee of the National Institute of Public Accountants, located in México City. And former Chairman of the National Cor¬porate Attorneys Association (ANADE), Chihuahua Section (2006-2008). Mr. mendoza is “Professor of Maquiladoras in the LL.M. program of the Law School of the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez.
Education and Bar Admittance
Law Degree (Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey). Graduated summa Cum Laude

Masters of laws in international trade law . University of Arizona in 1996.

Diploma in Taxes. Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara in 1999

Diplomas on International Trade and Corporate Law. Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (1994)

Admitted to Practice in Mexico. 1993.


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