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Mexico

Cesar Catalan Sanchez


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KPMG Cárdenas Dosal

Blvd Manuel Avila Camacho 176

11650, México, DF

Mexico

Tel: +55 52 46 83 74

Email: cesarcatalan@kpmg.com.mx

Website: www.kpmg.com.mx

Cesar Catalan is a corporate tax partner and head of the Indirect Tax Practice at KPMG Mexico. With more than 18 years of experience in tax advisory, Cesar has been a consultant handling both domestic and international tax issues. He is experienced in tax planning and compliance including restructuring, outbound and inbound investments advisory, due diligence assistance, obtaining rulings from the authorities, recurrent compliance preparation and reviewing work, with his main focus being on business and tax efficiency. Cesar has participated in many projects designing strategies, negotiating agreements among several parties and leading controversy resolutions with the tax authorities.

Cesar joined the first tax specialist firm in 1996 and after some years with another Big 4 firm, joined KPMG in 2004, being accepted as a tax partner in 2005. He was in charge of the Human Resources strategy for the tax practice for five years, and was appointed to start the indirect tax practice in Mexico, being the first firm to have this practice in the country. He is also a member of the Infrastructure practice and is participating in the Managing Partners Group for KPMG Central America.

A public accountant from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Cesar is also a member of the International Tax Commission at the Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Publicos (IMCP). Other memberships include the Tax Commision of the Colegio de Contadores Publicos de México (CCPM), and he also participates in the National Tax Commission of the Confederacion Patronal de la Republica Mexicana (COPARMEX).

He was awarded with the first place in the Research Award EX-ITAM and also with the Tax Research Award from the CCPM. He has been a speaker at several Mexican and international forums, and is author/co-author of many publications for newspapers and specialised magazines. Cesar has been professor at several universities including ITAM, Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), Instituto Teconológico de Monterrey (ITESM), Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC) and in the Master of International Tax Programme at the Universidad Panamericana.

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Miguel Llovera


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Deloitte Mexico / Galaz, Yamazaki, Ruiz Urquiza

Paseo de la Reforma 505

Colonia Cuauhtemoc

06500 Mexico City

Mexico


Direct: +52 (55) 5080 6535

Fax: +52 (55) 5080 6102

Mobile: +52 (155) 8580 7172

Email: mllovera@deloittemx.com

Website: www.deloitte.com/mx

Miguel is a partner of Deloitte Mexico. He has served multinationals, delivering tax solutions in a wide range of situations including expansions, acquisitions, dispositions, cash repatriations, and business optimisations focusing on M&A processes. With solid knowledge in VAT and corporate taxation, he has developed and implemented effective strategies in areas such as tax attributes and effective tax rate management, tax-free reorganisations and cross-border financing, and transfer of goods and intangibles.

Miguel is a graduate from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City, Mexico, He is a PhD(c) and holds a master's degree from Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid, Spain. He is also a certified public accountant and holds a Professional Certificate in Tax from Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Públicos.

He has been invited to the World Business Dialogue held at the University of Cologne, Germany and the International Management Symposium held at St Gallen, Switzerland. He has frequently lectured at the graduate and postgraduate level at ITAM and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), and participated in multiple conferences. He is a member of the Mexican Public Accountants' College and the International Fiscal Association.

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Cecilia Montaño Hernandez


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Deloitte Mexico

489, P 6 Col. Cuauhtémoc

6501 Mexico City

Mexico


Tel: +52 55 50 80 64 19

Email: cmontanohernandez@deloittemx.com

Website: www.deloitte.com

Cecilia Montaño is a Deloitte Mexico indirect tax partner and Mexican and Latin American service line leader, specialised in foreign trade, Customs and indirect tax. She has more than 17 years of experience in foreign trade. Cecilia became a Deloitte Mexico partner in 2008.

Before joining Deloitte, Cecilia spent several years as a logistics and Customs compliance manager in the private sector.

Cecilia helps multinational companies identify indirect tax opportunities and has worked with clients around the world on projects involving due diligence, Customs audits and tax strategies relative to investments in Mexico, among others.

Cecilia has extensive experience in compliance consulting. She works with clients operating across many industries including the automotive, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, mining, energy and manufacturing sectors, among others.

Her educational background is a bachelor's degree in foreign trade & customs by Instituto Teconólogico de Monterrey, and is about to conclude an MBA, with a foreign trade specialisation from the same institution.

Cecilia is the vice president of the Mexican Importers and Exporters' Association, and participates as an active member of the most relevant associations in Mexico related to foreign trade and customs.

She has a strong relationship with the Mexican government in topics related to foreign trade and Customs and regularly participates strategically with them where necessary.

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Ronaldo Moya


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Baker & McKenzie

Edificio Scotiabank Inverlat, Piso 12

Blvd M Ávila Camacho 1

México D F 11009

México

Tel: +52 55 5351 4115

Email: ronaldo.moya-alessio@bakermckenzie.com

Website: www.bakermckenzie.com

Ronaldo Moya has more than 13 years of professional experience as an attorney handling international tax matters for multinational companies involved in the energy, manufacturing, IT, media and entertainment, telecommunications, financial services, insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

He graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, did postgraduate studies at the Escuela Libre de Derecho and other studies from Georgetown University. Before joining the firm, he worked for the Federal Government in the International Legal Affairs Administration of the Tax Administration Service (SAT). Ronaldo's practice covers general tax planning, corporate taxes, M&A, taxation of non-resident individuals, as well as tax litigation. He has also contributed to publications such as Practical Mexican Tax Strategies and IDC Asesor Jurídico Fiscal.

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Jorge Narváez


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Baker & McKenzie

Edificio Scotiabank Inverlat, Piso 12

Blvd M Ávila Camacho 1

México D F 11009

México

Tel: +52 55 5279 2924

Email: jorge.narvaez-hasfura@bakermckenzie.com

Website: www.bakermckenzie.com

Jorge Narváez has more than 28 years of professional experience to back him up as an international corporate tax, transfer pricing and tax and administrative litigation specialist.

On July 1 2005 he was appointed chair of the Latin American Tax Practice Group and became a member of the Global Tax Steering Committee of Baker & McKenzie. His term ended on June 30 2009. During all this time he also acted as a member of the Global Transfer Pricing Sub-Group of Baker & McKenzie. As of July 1 2009, he was appointed as chair of the Latin American VAT Practice Group and member of the Global VAT Steering Committee of Baker & McKenzie.

On May 2012 he was appointed by the Mexican President as an Independent Counsellor of the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate's Governing Board (Prodecon) recently created in Mexico.

As of 2013, Jorge has been appointed as member of the Global Financial Committee of Baker & McKenzie representing Latin America.

Jorge is a member of the Tax Law Commission of the Mexican Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association as well as a founding member of Legislative Tax Analysis (ATRIL). He graduated from the Escuela Libre de Derecho, and he has a master of law degree from the University of Notre Dame and other postgraduate studies at Harvard University, ITAM and the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation.

Representative matters:

  • Assisted a Brazilian company consisting of diversified businesses in the fields of engineering, construction, chemicals and petrochemicals, with the tax/corporate structure for the constructions of several plants in Mexico.

  • Advised and represented an offshore drilling company by structuring the Mexican operations from a Mexican tax compliant and efficient perspective. Analysis of a number of possibilities in light of recent court precedents in connection with payments abroad.

  • Assisted and represented an American multinational toy and board game company by giving second opinions in connection with the process triggered against a tax assessment resulting from an audit to a corporate restructure involving transfer pricing issues.

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Héctor Reyes


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Baker & McKenzie

Edificio Scotiabank Inverlat, Piso 12

Blvd M Ávila Camacho 1

México D F 11009

México

Tel: +52 55 5351 4120

Email: hector.reyes-freaner@bakermckenzie.com

Website: www.bakermckenzie.com

Héctor Reyes Freaner serves as coordinator of Baker & McKenzie Mexico's Tax Group and head of tax compliance for the firm's Mexican offices. He also sits on the firm's Tax Committee for Latin America. He has 21 years of experience advising multinational companies on tax planning, M&A transactions, corporate taxes and indirect taxes, and is regarded as one of Mexico's best tax lawyers. Héctor addresses clients' concerns related to compliance with tax obligations and regularly handles due diligence work for clients involved in corporate acquisitions. He is also responsible for conducting detailed financial analysis and required tax projections as a result of corporate restructurings. His practice also covers all other transactions for tax purposes.

Representative matters

Clients included in his portfolio are companies in the agriculture, pharmaceutical, consumer and automotive industries, among others.

  • Represented clients in the automotive industry in sale and acquisition transactions of real properties;

  • Advised various industry clients on tax implications involved in M&A transactions in Mexico;

  • Represented industry clients in tax audits and litigation and in leniency requests from authorities; assisted in determining omitted contributions in the audit and participating as tax expert in corresponding litigation;

  • Designed and implemented strategies aimed at recovering VAT in favour of clients;

  • Advised real estate companies on constituting private and public trusts to finance projects and raise funds from investors and pension funds; and

  • Advised companies on the design and implementation of procedures in compliance with tax obligations and in establishing appropriate risk management policies.

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Jorge Garcia

EY Ivan Jaso

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Pablo Kiehnle

Mijares, Angoitia Cortés y Fuentes, Taxand Mexico

Rocio Mejia

EY

Manuel Tamez

Mijares, Angoitia Cortés y Fuentes, Taxand Mexico

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