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Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C., Jorge Narvaez, Mexico City,

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Jorge Narvaez

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Tax

Position

With 30 years of experience, he has been voted as a leading tax practitioner in Mexico on tax litigation, transfer pricing and indirect taxation by the International Tax Review. He has been nominated to appear in the Guide to the World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers. He has been voted as one of the leading tax practitioners in Mexico by Chambers & Partners every year since 2011, and praised by well-known international publications for his transfer pricing and corporate reorganization work alongside his very strong practice in tax rulings, treaties and litigation.

As of October 2014, he has been Chairing the Global Tax Dispute Resolution Group of Baker McKenzie. Formerly, he has acted as Chair of the Latin American Tax Practice Group and member of the Global Tax Steering Committee of Baker McKenzie, as well as member of the Global Transfer Pricing Sub-Group of Baker McKenzie and Chair of the Latin American Value Added Tax Practice Group and member of the Global Value Added Tax Steering Committee of Baker McKenzie. As of October 2013, he was appointed as member of the Global Financial Committee of Baker McKenzie, representing the Latin American region,

He is founder member of the Legislative Tax Analysis Group (“ATRIL”); in March 2012 he was appointed by the Mexican President, for a four-year term, as honorary Independent Advisor and Member of the Sounding Board of the Mexican Taxpayers’ Ombudsman (the "PRODECON") and early this year he wrote the foreword of the book Taxpayers Rights in a Transparent and Global Society, which was globally published by the PRODECON.

Career

His areas of his expertise include Corporate Income Tax (Mexico); Transfer Pricing; International Tax Planning; Corporate Reorganizations (Mexico); Tax Rulings; and Tax Treaties; Personal Income Tax (Mexico); tax Litigation (Mexico); Estate Planning; Wealth Management and Value Added Tax (Mexico).

Languages

Spanish, English

Member

Tax Committee of the Mexican Bar Association - member
International Bar Association - member
International Fiscal Association - member
British Chamber of Commerce of Mexico - member
Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Mexico - member

Education

Escuela Libre de Derecho (J.D.)
University of Notre Dame (LL.M)
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México - ITAM - (Diplomado en Derecho Tributario)
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México - ITAM - (Diplomado en Impuestos).
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation IBFD - (International Taxation)
John F. Kennedy, School of Government, Harvard University (Comparative Tax Policy and Administration).


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Jorge Narváez - Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

Within: Tax

Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C.’s ‘excellent’ tax practice is particularly known for transfer pricing and tax disputes, both areas in which the team is ‘very strong’, say peers. For one client, the team is the ‘first choice, because the lawyers never put the company at risk. They offer a great service; they are very capable and knowledgeable of the industry. Their response times are good, and they are very professional’. The practice also stands out since, with 70 lawyers (including 15 partners) operating from five offices, it arguably offers unrivalled national coverage. Headline work saw practice head Luis Carbajo assist KBR with the design and implementation of a legal strategy to reach an out-of-court settlement regarding a tax inspection representing tax liabilities of approximately $209m. In another ongoing highlight case, Jorge Narváez and Roberto Cardona advised Adidas de México on a negotiation with the tax authorities regarding a transfer pricing adjustment following a disallowed deduction for income tax purposes of royalty and advertising expenses amounting to $20m. Narváez heads the firm’s Global Tax Dispute Resolution Group and handles tax litigation, transfer pricing and corporate reorganisation; Cardona has a ‘strong litigation background’ which he combines with tax planning. The two lawyers were supported by Carlos Linares who has ‘excellent transfer pricing skills and great experience’; he heads the firm’s regional transfer-pricing practice (and can draw on the expertise of the firm’s principal economist and TP specialist Moisés Curiel). Key figure Héctor Reyes (acting in conjunction with Cardona) assisted Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing de México with the implementation of a legal strategy to recover a significant proportion of the single rate business tax ("IETU") paid during the fiscal years 2008 to 2013. Reyes also has extensive experience in international tax planning, M&A and cross-border transactions and inter-company pricing. Further support comes from Ulises Castilla, who assisted Carbajo with the KBR mandate; a former head of contentious matters at the SAT’s department for major contributors, he handles tax strategy and litigation. Victor Morales-Chavez was made partner in early 2018; his practice focuses on corporate taxes, non-resident taxation, international tax treaties and general tax planning; and José P Barnola Jr, a partner at the firm’s Caracas office, is currently working out of Mexico City and will do so for two years as part of the firm’s mobility programme. Other clients include Maersk, Cisco Systems, Reckitt Benckiser, and Bristol Myers Squibb.

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