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Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

Armando De Lille-Calatayud

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International Trade & Customs.


Mr. De Lille-Calatayud is a partner focused on International Trade and Customs, developing consulting and planning activities, and taking part in audits in foreign trades, customs, and tax matters for Mexican and multinational business groups. Has excelled in the practice of litigation in foreign trade, tax, and administrative matters before administrative authorities, the Federal Court of Tax and Administrative Justice, and organisms of the Federal Judicial Power, including the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation.


He joins the firm in 2012 as a partner with the Foreign Trade & Customs Practice Group at the Mexico City office. He is a professor at the Universidad Panamericana, Universidad Iberoamericana, and the Universidad Latina de America. Has been a speaker and has actively participated in seminars on foreign trade and customs matters organized by significant associations, including, among others, Asociacion Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados, A.C., Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados, and Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos en Comercio Exterior.


Spanish and English.


Asociacion Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados, A.C. – Foreign Trade Committee Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados - Foreign Trade Committee Consejo Empresarial Mexicano de Comercio Exterior, Inversion y Tecnologia, A.C. - Customs and Logistics Committee Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Comercio Exterior.


Admission Mexico (2012); Education Universidad Iberoamericana (Master's degree in “International Business Law”) (2005), Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (Diploma on “International Trade Unfair Practices and Safeguards”) (2003), Universidad Panamericana (Law Degree).


International trade and customs

Within: International trade and customs

Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C. is ‘one of the few firms that does international trade in the broadest sense, and it has been doing so for a long time’ sources suggest. Add to this a sizeable practice group of 40 dedicated practitioners and – with offices in Ciudad Juarez, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey and Tijuana – nationwide coverage and the firm is well positioned to retain its hard-earned position at the forefront of Mexico’s IT&C market. Recently, it has handled diverse trade and customs matters with a total value of $394bn, and customs litigations against resolutions issued by the Tax Administration Services with an aggregate value of $207m, as well as assisting clients with general trade operations and risk assessment of internal compliance with export controls. ‘Solid customs lawyer’ Manuel Padrón coordinates the International Trade Group in Mexico and is the Latin American regional coordinator of the international commercial and trade practice group. With a particular focus on the automotive industry, Padrón specialises in the maquiladora industry, and in all related business planning and compliance matters, mainly representing foreign investors into the country. Adriana Ibarra has a ‘very good customs practice’; a former legal director of the Ministry of Economy’s Rules of Origin, Customs Procedures and Safeguards, she participated in the negotiation of several FTAs and in the first dispute settlement resolution cases initiated by Mexico against the US under NAFTA. Armando De Lille-Calatayud is based in Monterrey and handles IT&C litigation, as well as consulting, planning and audits. In the Guadalajara office, head Daniel Sanchez-Elizondo focuses on foreign trade and customs matters and is also the Director of the Customs Committee of INDEX; while Alejandro Martinez-Galindo handles customs and foreign trade compliance, IMMEX programmes, FTAs, country of origin matters, tariff and non-tariff regulation and restriction measures. In the Mexico City office, José Hoyos-Robles was made partner in early 2018; his practice focus includes tariff classification, rules of origin, customs valuation, FTAs, regulatory matters, consumer protection and export controls. Key support also comes from partner Raymundo E Enríquez and associate Andrea Dieguez-Orozco is also noted. Clients include 3M, Aerovena, Avery Dennison, CommScope, Cummins, Delphi Automotive Systems, Emerson Electric, Fender, Grupo Mexico, Hitachi Chemical, Hubbell, Mount Franklin Foods, Nidec Motor Corporation, Nokia Corporation, Oracle America, and Starbucks.

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