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Arturo Tiburcio

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Partner at Hogan Lovells. He has excelled in the areas of consulting and litigations on Tax matters, locally and internationally as well as litigation in Customs matters.


Arturo Tiburcio obtained his law degree and a specialized tax law degree from Universidad Panamericana. Arturo has extensive experience in tax consultation, audit tax procedures related to income tax, value-added tax, and international tax issues focusing in double tax treaties and transfer pricing. He has 25 years of experience based in practice in the private and public sectors, in which he has actively collaborated with large firms and the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. His professional career started in a boutique tax law firm. Subsequently, he joined the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, in which he was involved in negotiating international tax treaties; preparing the Tax Reforms Initiative; issuing tax rulings to residents abroad; and cooperating with the Audit Tax Department in audits of Mexican residents that involved the application of double tax treaties and transfer pricing examination. He was an associate at a large firm in Mexico, after which he became a partner at Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa (now Hogan Lovells BSTL) where he was in charge of the Tax practice. In 2013, Arturo founded his professional practice Tiburcio Abogados, S.C. In 2015, he rejoined Hogan Lovells BSTL. He has been a member of the Committee on Tax Law of the Mexican Bar Association and Coordinator of the Committee of Tax Precedents and Laws of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), Mexico branch. He has been recognized for his tax practice in specialized journals such as Which Lawyer? Year Book 2009, Chambers Latin America 2009 and 2010. Chambers Latin America noted, "The tax team is praised for its litigation and consulting advice and acts for clients such as Pfizer, Cadbury Adams, and Lufthansa. Sergio Arturo Tiburcio Tiburcio is a well-rounded practitioner with strong litigation and consulting skills. He is astute at tax-related issues and is also knowledgeable in terms of where Mexico is going." In 2015, Chambers Latin America noted that Arturo Tiburcio is "praised by sources for his work in tax litigation and is regarded as an excellent lawyer."


Spanish and English.


Member of the Tax Law Commission of the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association), and is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).


Mr. Tiburcio received his law degree from Universidad Panamericana, completing there a specialization in Tax Law (1991). He studied “Fiscalidad Internacional” at Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, in Spain (2009).


Mr. Tiburcio is a guest lecturer on Tax Law at the Universidad Panamericana, for the postgraduate level.


International trade and customs

Within: International trade and customs

The Mexican office of a global player, Hogan Lovells BSTL, S.C.’s IT&C practice continues to see growth in its customs-related caseload (a sub-sector where new IMMEX/maquiladora regulations and related compliance requirements have increased the complexity of cases) as well as an increase in consultancy matters linked to the uncertainties raised by the prospect of the renegotiation of NAFTA. The trade practice is co-led by Maria Jorge Yáñez and office founding partner Juan Francisco Torres Landa, with tax partner Arturo Tiburcio leading on customs matters (with support from Yáñez). The small team is increasingly involved in consultancy, compliance and (primarily contentious) administrative matters. Following the departure of Ana Gabriela Olmeda, who moved in-house, in mid-2015, the firm recruited senior associate Lourdes Lizarraga, only for her to make the same move. The team subsequently hired Mario Alberto Lara from Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. in mid-2016; now a senior associate, he has become an integral member of the team. Recent matters include representation of key poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride in a major investigation into chicken-meat imports, Honeywell Resins & Chemicals on an investigation into ammonium sulphate imports, and Valspar Aries Coatings in relation to an investigation into the importation of monobutilic ether (EB); the first two cases are now on appeal before NAFTA Chapter XIX panels, the last is subject to a NAFTA bi-national panel review. The team is also advising new client Cooper Tire & Rubber on a potential anti-dumping investigation of Chinese tire imports. Other matters include ongoing advice regarding bonded warehouse operations, counsel on strategy to implement changes in the tariff classification for products exported to Mexico, NAFTA-related administrative claims, customs advisory work, and advice and follow up on a customs authority audit concerning temporary imports. Other clients include JBS, Mitsubishi, Productos Rich, Tempur Sealy México, JM Smucker de México, and International Paper Company.

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Within: Tax

Hogan Lovells BSTL, S.C.’s 2016 hire of Jaime Espinosa de los Monteros from Muñoz Manzo y Ocampo, SC has continued the redevelopment of the office’s tax practice and builds upon the earlier return of Arturo Tiburcio; the firm’s mid-term intention is to develop a fully-fledged stand-alone practice. Mexico City-based practice head Tiburcio is ‘deeply experienced’ and has a strong (though not exclusive) focus on contentious matters; he is supported by ‘able right hand man’, senior associate Franciso Pamero, who works across tax consultancy, audit procedures, tax treaties, and tax and constitutional litigation. In Monterrey, where Espinosa is ‘established’ and ‘well known’ (he opened Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.’s office in the city back in the early 2000s), support comes from senior associate Maria Teresa Garza Lozano, who handles tax advisory, tax litigation, and administrative matters. The 11-strong practice group’s recent workload includes mandates concerning VAT as related to royalty agreements; representing clients in audit procedures, nullity trials and “amparos” (constitutional injunctions); and tax and business structure analysis (particularly in relation to the BEPS criteria adopted by Mexico); the practice has also seen a steady flow of litigious mandates as Mexico’s tax administration service, SAT, has adopted more stringent criteria, particularly in relation to tax deductibles in transfer pricing agreements. Representative clients include: Lufthansa, Schlumberger, Conservas La Costeña, ESPN, Banco Invex, The Walt Disney Company, Grupo Aeroportuarios Centro Norte and Caterpillar.

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