(Consultancy, Controversy & Litigation)

Von Wobeser y Sierra’s team of experts has more than thirty years of experience in tax matters.

We meet the different needs of our clients, both in tax consulting (international corporate structuring and transactional support), and in the handling of disputes, either using alternative dispute resolution mechanisms (ADRs), or through litigation involving federal and local taxes, and social security contributions.

Our team is committed to advising clients so that they have a clear understanding of the different alternatives to carry out their operations with the best possible financial performance, in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations, while protecting their interests. First-rate advice with a preventive point of view allows for tax efficiencies within the legal framework and provides legal certainty to the clients.

Our tax team provides advice on the interpretation and application of federal and local tax laws, as well as international tax treaties in connection with commercial transactions, corporate reorganizations, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, financing agreements and other types of local and cross-border transactions carried out by the clients. Likewise, we offer advice on international corporate structuring issues to domestic and multinational companies doing business in Mexico, with emphasis on treaties to avoid double taxation.

We accompany our clients in the auditing processes practiced by the tax authorities to avoid unnecessary controversies, to the extent possible, by exploring alternatives for the solution of potential conflicts.

We advise domestic and multinational companies in the resolution of complex tax controversies through litigation before federal and local courts, as well as appeals for revocation before the tax authorities. We also advise on the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms (ADRs) before Mexico’s Taxpayer Ombudsman (conclusive agreements), as well as other mechanisms provided for in international tax treaties (advance pricing agreements or APAs, and mutual agreement procedures or MAPs) entered into by Mexico.

The tax team works in close coordination with other practice areas of the firm and is part of the six industry groups of our firm (Automotive & Manufacturing, Consumer Goods, Energy & Natural Resources, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, and Real Estate) to provide a comprehensive and first-rate service that meets the current challenges in a constantly evolving economy.

Our tax area is integrated by professionals with extensive experience and recognition in the market. The team is constantly updated and periodically informs clients about the main changes in laws, as well as the criteria issued by the courts that may represent benefits or opportunities to mitigate risk.

Specialized publications such as Chambers and Partners Latin America, The Legal 500 and Latin Lawyer 250 recognize the work of this practice. International Tax Review recognized it with the most important tax matter on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2013.