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PASEO DE LA REFORMA 342, PISO 30, COLONIA JUÁREZ, 06600 MEXICO, D.F., MEXICO
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Luis R. Salinas

Tel:
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Jones Day

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Tax Latín American, Taxation

Position

Luis Salinas's practice focuses primarily in the areas of Mexican federal and international taxation. He advises clients on tax issues arising in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and foreign investments, as well as the implications of tax treaties.

After obtaining an LL.M in International Taxation from New York University, Luis was based in the New York and Washington, DC offices of the Firm, where he was actively involved in advising on the tax aspects of U.S. M&A transactions and reorganizations and the procedures and requirements to secure and maintain tax-exempt status for nonprofit organizations. His understanding of U.S. tax law enables him to offer clients clear comparative analyses of the U.S. and Mexican legal tax systems when working on transactions and investments where both U.S. and Mexican tax issues arise.

He also has substantive experience in tax litigation, having successfully represented major companies in the pharmaceutical, household products, and manufacturing industries before the Mexican tax authorities, the Mexican Federal Tax Court, and the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice.

Luis is an active member of the Young IFA Network of the International Fiscal Association.

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

  • New York University (LL.M. in International Taxation 2014); Universidad Iberoamericana (J.D. 2008)


Mexico

Tax

Within: Tax

Establishing a tax practice back in 2011, one of the first corporate firms to do so, Jones Day’s four-strong Mexican tax group is distinct in so far as a significant proportion of its work is derived from the firm’s global network, giving it a strongly international orientation. Tax planning and transactional matters constitute the weight of the caseload but the practice also undertakes tax audits and relevant administrative and regulatory issues. Practice head Rodrigo Gómez undertakes both tax consultancy (including planning and advisory), and tax litigation, as well as international trade and customs work. Key support comes from associates Luis Rodrigo Salinas and Andrés Lieja; Salinas focuses primarily on transactional work and consulting, while Lieja has particular expertise in PRODECON’s “conclusive agreements” process. Headline mandates saw the team advise a major automotive company on the Mexican tax consequences of the tax incentives granted by local government for establishing a new $900m plant in Mexico; and Toyota Motors (as part of a joint venture with Mazda), on the tax aspects of a possible $150m investment. In litigious matters the team is representing the Mexican subsidiary of a retail entity on a $10m tax treaty interpretation case against a SAT tax assessment (as well as advising on two tax audits and a VAT refund); and a US construction firm in two litigations against a tax assessment by the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). In the maquiladora subsector it is advising an international manufacturer on an $18m domestic advance pricing agreement request with the Mexican tax authorities. Clients include American Standard (Lixil Corporation), Lowe’s Corporation, GIC Real Estate, Shiloh Industries, Essilor International, Forbes Energy Services Patron Spirits and FINCA Microfinance.

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    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

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