Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa
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Since its foundation, the firm has stood out for the provision of specialised services in tax matters, basing its quality on constant updating and innovation, which naturally and hand in hand with the demands of the market detonated the need to provide a comprehensive work to clients, with the aim of providing multidisciplinary solutions to face a challenging and constantly changing economic scenario. In this process of evolution, Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa has integrated new practice areas to the structural scaffolding of the firm, to give one more step towards the consolidation of its goal: to give an integral service with the highest level of technical specialisation, total satisfaction of clients and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Managing Partner: José Luis Fernández
Number of partners worldwide: 55
Number of associates worldwide: 93
Main Areas of Expertise:
Ongoing, in-depth research at CRZ supports the development of tax compliance policies that provides businesses with an efficient way of operating any company. At CRZ, the accountants and lawyers analyse each client’s situation on a case-by-case basis, to fulfill all the laws and regulations that impact on its organisation to create the optimal restructuring model for each unique situation.
At CRZ, key considerations include:
■ Engineering complex operations, such as corporate restructuring, mergers, and acquisitions, all which CRZ professionals are experts at the best policy enforcement
■ A tax-related cost/benefit of each proposed in order to comply with all the regulations in the most efficient way
■ An in-depth analysis of regulations governing both federal and local taxes to fulfill all the laws and regulations
■ Evaluation and proposal of applications for special authorisations as required by revenue agencies or other government entities
■ Specialised collaborations with Mexican market securities law experts for the correct compliance involved in share and investment instrument placements on stock exchanges in Mexico and around the world
■ Support in determining the corporate structure that will enable our client’s enforcement of the law referring to energy contracts as with the analysis of possible tax obligations that may result from these participations
High-Net-Worth Individual (HNW):
The attention to private clients and their assets constitutes an area of specialisation in which CRZ has one of the most qualified teams in Mexico, for its extensive experience in this type of services. The firm offers exclusive services aimed at individuals residing in Mexico regarding the fulfillment of their tax obligations, as well as in the implementation of investment and legal structures in Mexico and abroad, in accordance with the provisions of the applicable tax and legal regulations.
The tax litigation area offers advice and files the applicable means of defense against the actions of the tax authorities, when they are in violation of taxpayer rights or when the tax laws fail to respect taxation guarantees, considering each client´s needs. CRZ provide legal services to protect its client’s interests and support them in the settlement of tax disputes. CRZ lawyers support clients with the filling and processing of different alternative dispute resolution procedures, both under domestic law as well as under the various international agreements signed by Mexico, which include, among others, mutual agreement procedures (MAP`s), advanced pricing agreements, as well as representation before the Mexican Tax Ombudsman. CRZ expertise and experience for more than 25 years with these matters, have led it to achieve a successful outcome on some of the most important and largest tax disputes.
CRZ´s experts leverage opportunities and utilise the best possible tools to focus on three critical issues: minimising risk, reducing production/operational costs and boosting ROI via high-profit transactions. They also offer guidance regarding operations governed by free trade agreements, optimal import/export mechanisms, international traffic cost and tax/customs risk management. CRZ international trade experts also specialise in global market productivity and profitability requirements to design one-of-a-kind, forward-thinking that optimize the financial benefits of clients’ import/export mechanisms, always with the enforcement policies of all the local and international regulations that must be fulfilled.
Consulting In Economics & Transfer Pricing:
As to transfer pricing, transaction analysis is a CRZ specialty in Mexico and abroad that forms the basis for the compliance of the tax obligations. Solutions include transfer-price analysis for regulatory compliance, Advance Pricing Agreements (APA), negotiation and alternative dispute resolutions, value-assessment of companies, shares, transactions and intangibles, and audit support. Additionally, CRZ provides solution-oriented economic and trade analyses on matters arising from dumping and other unfair international business practices. CRZ’s transfer-pricing team of economists, legal, and tax specialists leverages state-of-the-art financial, economic, and accounting analyses to add value to every possible area of our client’s operations.
The administrative litigation team focused on a wise knowledgeable response to the challenges generated by the enforcement of the constantly changing laws and regulations and the defense of clients from any legal actions carried out by the federal or local authorities and relevant consequences related to the concession of public services and activities, certification, registry, authorization, permit, license as well as closing down, suspension, recall, fines and other penalties. Its service is grounded on keeping up to date and is focused on ensuring its clients´ satisfaction by being fully committed to dealing with their needs.
Labour & Employment
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