José Manuel Velderrain Sáenz

Dr. José Manuel Velderrain Sáenz has a Fiscal Sciences Ph. D. and an International Taxes Master Degree. He is a founder partner and CEO at Velderrain Sáenz & Asociados, S.C. He is also a professor of Tax Strategy and International Taxes in Master Degree courses at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and the Universidad Panamericana, as well as a lecturer on tax matters at the Mexican College of Public Accountants and de Tax Administration Service (SAT, after its acronym in Spanish). He is a member of the Tax Investigation Technical Commission at the above mentioned Mexican College of Public Accountants, a member of the Committee of Elaboration and Validation of Questions for the Uniform Professional Certification Exam and of the Committee of Validation of Structure of the Certification Exam, on Prevention of Money Laundering, at the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants. He is a member of the Mexican Republic Employer’s Confederation (COPARMEX, by its acronym in Spanish) Mexico City tax commission; titular syndic before the SAT, based in Mexico City, and a collaborator on tax matters on various TV channels, radio stations, newspapers and magazines, as well as at various panels and conferences at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Universidad Panamericana, Colegio de Contadores Públicos de México, Secretaria de Economía, Instituto Nacional de Emprendedores and Instituto Politécnico Nacional.

Firm description

Velderrain Sáenz y Asociados S.C. is a Mexican firm specialized in audit, tax consulting, compliance, accounting and appraisal corporate services, which services national and international companies. We distinguish ourselves for the personalized attention, legal certainty, comprehensive advice, continuous updating and high level commitment to our clients.

The capacity to provide comprehensive advice, thanks to our interrelated corporative services, has turned us into providers and undisputed copartners of the success of many of our clients. In order to be up-to-date, we permanently train the firm’s professionals, which has allowed us to help our clients to face the constant changes in legislation and the way to do business, today.

Our practice areas comprise:

1) Accounting
2) Audit
3) Compliance
4) Appraisal

We are specialized in helping the incorporation of subsidiaries of multinational firms, in Mexico, foreign representation offices, large and medium sized national businesses and companies in the incubation or acceleration phase, with scalable projects.

José Manuel Velderrain Sáenz

Dr. José Manuel Velderrain Sáenz has a Fiscal Sciences Ph. D. and an International Taxes Master Degree. He is a founder partner and CEO at Velderrain Sáenz & Asociados, S.C. He is also a professor of Tax Strategy and International Taxes in Master Degree courses at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and the Universidad Panamericana, as well as a lecturer on tax matters at the Mexican College of Public Accountants and de Tax Administration Service (SAT, after its acronym in Spanish). He is a member of the Tax Investigation Technical Commission at the above mentioned Mexican College of Public Accountants, a member of the Committee of Elaboration and Validation of Questions for the Uniform Professional Certification Exam and of the Committee of Validation of Structure of the Certification Exam, on Prevention of Money Laundering, at the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants. He is a member of the Mexican Republic Employer’s Confederation (COPARMEX, by its acronym in Spanish) Mexico City tax commission; titular syndic before the SAT, based in Mexico City, and a collaborator on tax matters on various TV channels, radio stations, newspapers and magazines, as well as at various panels and conferences at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Universidad Panamericana, Colegio de Contadores Públicos de México, Secretaria de Economía, Instituto Nacional de Emprendedores and Instituto Politécnico Nacional.

Firm description

Velderrain Sáenz y Asociados S.C. is a Mexican firm specialized in audit, tax consulting, compliance, accounting and appraisal corporate services, which services national and international companies. We distinguish ourselves for the personalized attention, legal certainty, comprehensive advice, continuous updating and high level commitment to our clients.

The capacity to provide comprehensive advice, thanks to our interrelated corporative services, has turned us into providers and undisputed copartners of the success of many of our clients. In order to be up-to-date, we permanently train the firm’s professionals, which has allowed us to help our clients to face the constant changes in legislation and the way to do business, today.

Our practice areas comprise:

1) Accounting
2) Audit
3) Compliance
4) Appraisal

We are specialized in helping the incorporation of subsidiaries of multinational firms, in Mexico, foreign representation offices, large and medium sized national businesses and companies in the incubation or acceleration phase, with scalable projects.

Pedro Mota-Velasco

He actively advises the main subjects involved in estate planning structure analysis and implementation: (i) private clients, (ii) financial institutions and (iii) foreign legal advisors.
Our estate planning practice has developed substantial expertise in the representation of ultra high net worth individuals. We are involved in the material transactions performed within our client’s domestic and foreign structures. Therefore, we have gained valuable experience in implementing transactions related with trusts and other vehicles, including asset contributions, distributions, liquidations and reorganisations of structures.

It is common that families represented by us include beneficiaries with tax links to different jurisdictions (e.g., US citizens residing in Europe) which entails legal challenges since the solutions should be tax efficient in all jurisdictions. Economic and legal interaction consequences of Mexican nationals structuring vehicles abroad and foreigners devising investment alternatives in Mexico, requires a high level of interaction among Mexican and foreign tax regimes.

The Estate & Trust Law Practice:

Economic and legal interaction consequences of Mexican nationals structuring vehicles abroad and foreigners devising investment alternatives in Mexico, requires a high level of interaction among Mexican and foreign tax regimes.

  • We actively advise the main subjects involved in estate planning structure analysis and implementation: (i) private clients, (ii) financial institutions and (iii) foreign legal advisors.
  • Our involvement occurs both in the creation and/or modification of investment structures, making essential the design of the various type of assets involved and specific needs of every person or family.
  • Solutions achieved allow all parties involved to reach the highest level of legal certainty for the structure.

Turanzas, Bravo & Ambrosi:

Turanzas, Bravo & Ambrosi is an independent law boutique integrated by tax attorneys with experience in rendering tax counselling, tax litigation and tax planning services, including foreign trade.
The firm emerges a categorical response to the evident need for modernization and specialization required by Mexico´s dynamic and increasingly sophisticated tax regime.

The experience, ethical and professional recognition achieved by its members through their participation in the tax environment, clearly show the steady conviction of being an institution transcending as the best option in Mexico for handling its clients’ taxation challenges.

Our main objective is to generate trust by offering a service that exceeds expectations and provides high quality legal solutions on a timely basis and always following a fair cost-benefit balance. This trust fosters long term professional relationships, distinguished by our best asset: Our Team.

The consolidation accomplished by the firm has led to be considered as one of the teams with most projection and perspectives within the Mexican tax environment.

Diego Andrade Max

Professional Experience:

2017 – Present

Ibáñez Quintana Saavedra & Hoffmann, México City, Houston, TX. Partner. México legal services and LAM consulting.

2013 – 2017

Aggreko LLC. Houston, TX. Vice President, Latin America Head of Legal. Responsible for all Legal and Compliance matters in Latin America. Reporting to Regional President and to General Counsel and Company Secretary of Aggreko plc, headquartered in UK. Public tenders, Government Procurement, Corporate Governance, Contracts, Commercial Risk, Guarantees, Administrative Law, Labor, Licensing, Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions, negotiations, collections, investigations, Due Diligence and Compliance with UK Bribery Act and US FCPA.

2008 – 2012

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS). Princeton, NJ. Assistant General Counsel, Intercontinental Region. Responsible for legal matters in Latin America. Counsel to President of Intercontinental, Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Group. Coordinating in-house and outside counsel in several relevant jurisdictions. Drafting of Regional SOPs and review of country audit reports. Member of the Regulatory and Commercial Practice Group and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Expert Group of the BMS Law Department. Lead Counsel in all Regional Compliance investigations.

2005 – 2008

Bristol-Myers Squibb de México, S. de R.L. de C.V. México. Legal Director. Corporate, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, Unfair Competition and Antitrust Law, Immigration, Public Procurement, Administrative Law, Labor Law, Customs, Tax, Environmental, Consumer Protection Law, Patents, Trademarks and IP protection. Counsel for BMS Pharmaceuticals and Mead Johnson Nutritionals. Member of BMS Operating Committee. Lead Counsel in all México Compliance investigations. Cross-functional work with Regulatory, Medical, Corporate Security, HR and other teams.

1999 – 2005

Bocar, S.A. de C.V. México. Legal Manager. Corporate Law, Trademarks, Licenses, Joint Ventures, Contracts, Immigration, Labor, Environmental, Tax, Antitrust, Administrative Law, Customs, Real Estate, Union negotiations.

1997 – 1999

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Brussels. Associate. European Union (EU) Competition Law, EU Anti-Dumping and International Law. Counsel to Mexican Government negotiating and drafting the EU-México Free Trade Agreement.

1996 – 1997

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. United States. Philadelphia law firm, Chicago Office (formerly Gardner Carton & Douglas.) Foreign Attorney. General Corporate work, Antitrust, International Arbitration, Distribution Contracts. Counsel to US based corporations doing business in Latin America.

1994 – 1995

Comisión Federal de Competencia (CFC). México. Attorney. The CFC is equivalent to the US Federal Trade Commission. Drafted CFC resolutions to merger notification filings under the 1993 Mexican Competition Act.

1988 – 1992

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. México. Intern, Associate. Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Contracts,

Immigration, Foreign Investments, Administrative Law, Property, Tax, Trademarks and International Arbitration (ICC).

  1. EDUCATION

1996       The University of Chicago Law School. Chicago. Master of Laws degree (LL.M).

1995       Universidad Iberoamericana. México City. Assistant Professor for International Law.

1994       UniversitätWien. Vienna. Doktor der Rechtswissenschaft (Dr. iur).

1993       ICC Court of International Arbitration. Paris. Summer Intern.

1992      Universidad Iberoamericana. México City. Licenciado (JD) with honors.

Admitted to México Bar. Affiliated to State Bar of Texas, certified Foreign Legal Consultant.

Fluent in Spanish, English, German and French. Some Portuguese. Dual Citizen of the US and México.

 

Wenceslao Renovales Vallina

– Law Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana, 1992

– Diploma in Tax Law, Universidad Panamericana, 1993

– Diploma on English Contract Law, Cambridge, 1994

– Admitted to the Mexican Bar, Bar, 1993

– Admitted to the International Bar Association, 1993

– Admitted to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), 2012

– Founding member and currently “as of cousel partner” of Hornedo and Renovales, S.C., 1992 -…

– Patrimonium managing partner of Legal Protection, S. De RL 2000 -…

– Chairman of the Board of Directors of PATRIMONIUM Fiducia, SOFOM ENR, S. De RL

– Lecturer at the Master of tax law, Specialization for Executives Institute (IEE) 1993-1995

– Speaker at various forums in Mexico and abroad, conferences, courses and graduate courses including among others the Autonomous Institute of Mexico (ITAM)

– Author of several articles on tax, trust and estate matters, including among others: Prontuario Update Tax (PAF), La Barra (official organ of the Mexican Bar Association of Lawyers), STEP Journal (official organ of Step), World Trust, JAP (official organ of the Private Assistance Board of the Federal District.

– Co-author of the book “Proposed Legal Reforms” published by the Mexican Bar Bar

– Founding President and current member of the Board of Honor Chapter STEP Mexico, A.C. 2012 -…

– Founding President of VIFAC Aguascalientes, A.C.

– Member of the Board of FUNDACION TARAHUMARA AIP

 

Jose Portos Ubierna

Licensed Attorney-at-law graduated from the Universidad Panamericana, with a Masters in Criminal Sciences (Magister en Ciencias Criminológicas, Penales y Penitenciarias) and a Doctor Degree in Studies in Criminal Law (Estudios de Derecho Penal) from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain, Mr. Portos (currently coursing a Doctorate Thesis).

He also obtained from the Centro de Estudios Superiores de Especialidades Jurídicas of Madrid, Spain, (CESEJ), the degrees of Special Master for the Protection of Intellectual and Industrial Property (Master Especial sobre Protección Penal de la Propiedad Intelectual e Industrial) and Special Master in Criminal Law and Underage Individuals (Master Especial sobre Derecho Penal y Menores de Edad)

Mr. Portos also attended at the Instituto de Formación Profesional of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the federal District, to the Program on Oral Trials: theory and practice (Diplomado en Juicios Orales: teoría y práctica).

Mr. Portos is chair professor of the Criminal Procedural Law within the Law Degree Studies at the Universidad Panamericana, And is barrister of the Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados, A.C. and the Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, A.C.

PORTOS ABOGADOS:

Portos Abogados os a law firm specialized in Criminal Law (consultancy and litigation). We offer to institutions, individuals and corporations the most convenient and current legal strategies for the defense or solution of their legal problems acting at all times with ethic, professionalism and efficacy.

The partners and associates of this firm understand the importance of education and consequently, our members are continually studying and being updated in several national and international forums.

This firm is specialized in criminal matters in the entire Mexican Republic and is supported by professional investigators and official experts specialized in a variety of sciences. The firm has tight alliance with the best specialized law firms for matters relating to tax, administrative, civil, business, labor, banking, etc., in order to ensure the best possible results.

To offer you a better service, we count with offices in Guadalajara and México City.

Our services include:

  • CONSULTANCY
  • INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION OF CRIME
  • GOVERNMENTAL INITIAL INVESTIGATION AND INVESTIGATION BINDERS
  • CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
  • ALTERNATIVE MECHANISMS AND FORMS TO EARLY SETTLEMENT OF CONTROVERSIES
  • AMPARO ACTION
  • ADVERSARIAL ACCUSATORIAL SYSTEM (ORAL TRIALS)

 

Juan José Díaz Mirón Salcedo

Juan Jose Diaz Mirón Salcedo is one of three partners at Diaz Mirón which is one of Mexico´s foremost labor and employment boutique firms. Currently renowned in chambers and partners international and the legal 500 for Latin America this third generation family firm prides itself in tradition and up keeping the highest standards in labor and employment counseling.

As partner of the firm, Juan Jose specializes in advising and counseling international businesses with investments or interests in Mexico throughout the firm’s offices in Mexico City, Cancun, Guadalajara and Leon.  With background in psychology and human resource management preventing labor risks and helping clients reach optimal working and productivity conditions is always the goal. In advising international clients, he focuses on permanently preventing while maintaining international compliance standards and fulfilling important acts such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act whilst taking advantage of all the competitive edges that Mexico has to offer. In accordance with his work, Mexico is fertile grounds for investing, producing, manufacturing and or providing goods and services competitively with large profit margins due to the great conditions that the country offers.

In his work, the aim is always maintaining the highest legal labor and employment knowledge and strategies, combined with the understanding of people, government, and worker unions to be able to reach optimal conditions for employers and employees Nationwide.

A graduate of Escuela Libre de Derecho, considered a top Law School in Mexico (just over 3,000 attorneys in over 100 years) he also studied business in the Pan-American institute of Administration IPADE and is now also concluding another master’s degree in labor and employment law.

Beginning his practice as a trial attorney and then as a business labor and HR advisor has given Juan Jose a broad outlook and understating to prevent, strategize, correct and litigate anything related to workplace issues.

He is a member of the Mexican Association of Business Lawyers ANADE and is the exclusive contributor for Mexico in the Lexology Navigator International Employment and Labor.

Languages: 

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

 

Pablo Hernández-Romo Valencia

The crimes we specialize in are so-called corporate or white collar crimes, which include fraud, criminal procedural fraud, extortion, abuse of trust, making false statements to the authorities, crimes against the administration of justice, socioeconomic crimes (tax-related and against intellectual and industrial property, etc.), crimes against public officials, stock market crimes, organized crime, concealment, transactions with illicit funds (money laundering) and environmental crimes.

We provide three types of services: consultancy in criminal matters, guidance for victims of crime and criminal defense.

Consultancy in Criminal Matters 

The crimes we specialize in are so-called corporate or white collar crimes, which include fraud, criminal procedural fraud, extortion, abuse of trust, making false statements to the authorities, crimes against the administration of justice, socioeconomic crimes (tax-related and against intellectual and industrial property, etc.), crimes against public officials, stock market crimes, organized crime, concealment, transactions with illicit funds (money laundering) and environmental crimes.

We provide consultancy services not only to individuals but also to any authorities that require them.

Guidance for Victims of Crime

When we provide victims with guidance, we perform all the necessary procedures to make sure the perpetrator who abused their rights does not go unpunished and repairs the damage. We also participate in every stage and procedure in which the victim has a right, action or motion.

Criminal defense

At the law firm PABLO HERNANDEZ-ROMO, HERNANDEZ ESTRADA & FLORES, we understand that the State is a giant against the accused, which is why our performance in criminal defense is characterized by excellence insofar as any right the accused has is enforced and respected throughout the process.

Our criminal defense service includes defending anyone who is under investigation, accused, processed or sentenced for the alleged perpetration of crimes, given that we have experience in the different phases of criminal procedure and processes. Our firm renders its services at different points of the criminal process in our country, including arrest – be it in flagrante or in an emergency – arraignment, stages of investigations, preliminary investigation, pre-trial, trial, arrest controls, intermediate stage, hearings – both oral and traditional -, appeals, challenges and relief proceedings. When it comes to our clients, our endeavor knows no bounds, extending even to implementing defense mechanisms with the international authorities.

 

Ernesto Flores Lozano

Originally from the State of Cohauila, México. He received his J.D. from the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) and is a founding partner of Flores Dávila, Flores Lozano y Asociados, S.C. which was established in 1985. In 2011 he founded Flores Lozano Abogados, S.C., which he operates independently from his new offices located in one of the most important business centers in the Americas; Plaza Carso.

Currently, the Firm represents over 12,500 civil and commercial lawsuits, before federal and local Courts throughout the Mexican territory.

EDUCATION: Labor Perspectives for 1993 (February 1993), Labor Perspectives for 1994 (February 1994), Labor Perspectives for 1994 (February 1994), Labor Perspectives for 1995 (February 1995), Labor Perspectives for 1996 (February 1996), First Interuniversity Symposium; The Stat of Mexican Law (March 1994), Corporate Law Degree at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), 1996; Euromoney Training, L.L.C., New York, United States; Finance for Lawyers, Banking Credit, Key Aspects of Financial Law and Risk Management, Structured International (Trade Financing, Legal Ease International, New York, Legal English Seminar, Mexico City, Advanced Legal English Seminar, Mexico City, Constitutional Law and “Amparo” Degree at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 2011.

LANGUAGES: Spanish and English.

PRACTICE AREAS: Civil and Commercial Litigation, Banking and Financial Law.

 

Juan Pablo García-Padilla

Academic Background:

Attorney at Law with a Degree from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). Postgraduate studies in Corporate law and Real Estate Law.

Professional Experience:

Associate and attorney in chief of various Notary Public offices in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Member of Marrón, Martínez & Gallardo, S.C. in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Founding partner of MMR&G Abogados, S.C.

Major areas of practice:

Real Estate law, Major projects, Real estate due diligence and title search, Urban Law, Corporate and Commercial Law (fideicomisos –Mexican trusts–).

Publications and conferences:

– Guest speaker at local association of real estate professionals and appraisals on: “Common Agreements to transfer ownership”.

– Organizer and speaker with the National Association of Business Attorneys College in Jalisco on “Validity due to certain time, of the Local Real Estate tax on change of ownership”.

– Organizer with the National Association of Business Attorneys College in Jalisco of the Seminar “In Urban Code in Jalisco”.

Memberships:

Active member and chairman of the Real Estate studies commission of the CANADEJAL (National Association of Business Attorneys College in Jalisco).

Languages:

Spanish and English.