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Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

Daniel Sanchez-Elizondo

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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International Trade & Customs.


Mr. Sánchez-Elizondo is a partner focused on customs compliance, tariff classification, customs valuation, rules of origin, labeling and exportation programs and government-related matters.


Mr. Sánchez Elizondo joined Baker & McKenzie in 2001, and is currently a partner in the Firm’s Guadalajara office. He has extensive experience in foreign trade and customs matters. He is a member of the Mexican Bar Association, Consejo Mexicano de Comercio Exterior (COMCE), Asociación de Industrias Maquiladoras y Manufactureras de Occidente (AIMMO) and the American Chamber of Commerce. He is also an active member of the International Trade Commission of the American Chamber of Commerce (Guadalajara Chapter), and regularly participates as panelist and speaker at seminars on foreign trade, customs and foreign investment.


Spanish and English.


American Chamber of Commerce Mexican Bar Association Asociación de la Industria Manufacturera y Maquiladora de Occidente Consejo Mexicano de Comercio Exterior.


Admission Mexico (2001); Education University of Guadalajara (Law Degree) (2001), Escuela Libre de Derecho (Postgraduate Course in International Business) (2002), Universidad Panamericana (Master’s Degree in Business Law) (2009).


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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