Luis Miguel Jiménez is a Partner of Von Wobeser with more than 25 years of experience in international trade and customs as well as in tax.
He advises a broad range of international and national clients, some of which are on the Fortune 500 list. Luis Miguel is mainly focused on the automotive and consumer goods industries advising his clients on, among other areas, the establishment in Mexico and operation of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), auto parts entities, IMMEX companies, Maquila Operations, VAT and Excise Tax Certifications and the applicability of Free Trade Agreements.
His area of expertise comprises all tax and regulatory aspects as well as client representation before administrative authorities in tax and administrative audits and/or verifications and before the tax and administrative courts. His experience includes participating as “expert witness” in arbitral proceedings and obtaining from the Supreme Court of Justice the declaration of unconstitutionality of certain tax provisions involving the maquila model and the generation of a Permanent Establishment in the country. He has been recognized by Chambers & Partners Global, Chambers & Partners Latin America, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Who´s Who Legal and Best Lawyers among others.
Represented Metal One America Inc. in the judicial annulment of a denial of a preferential tariff under NAFTA, eliminating a contingency of USD $10 million.
Advised Siemens, S.A. de C.V. in the reconstruction of its Annex 24 (temporary imports under IMMEX), eliminating a tax contingency of USD $40 million.
Advised and represented Corn Products Inc. in a Verification of Origin proceeding under NAFTA, eliminating a contingency of approximately USD $450 million.
Represented Pierburg Pump Technology Mexico, S.A. de C.V. in a constitutional proceeding before the Supreme Court of Justice redefining the concept of “maquila operation”.
Advised Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA on streamlining the flow of beer from Mexico to the U.S. market generating millions of dollars in savings. USD millions.
Represented Kunststoff Technik Trier de México, S.A. de C.V. in an audit on its IMMEX operation eliminating a contingency of USD $20 million.
Advised Trimas Corporation in the implementation of a customs and tax strategy for the establishment of an IMMEX company under the maquiladora system.
Advised Mars Incorporated in the minimization of certain retaliatory tariffs on products exported to Mexico generating savings of USD $10 million.
Advised Yokohama America Inc. in the termination of a shelter maquila agreement and in the establishment in Mexico of its own auto parts manufacturing operation.