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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:
Work (T) +52.55.3000.4028
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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

The tax team at Jones Day is ‘competent, always available, and provides useful advice’. One of the first corporate firms to establish a tax practice (in 2011), while the team assists clients with tax planning and litigation, the practice is very much connected to transactional work. The core team is formed by practice head Rodrigo Gómez (‘he does important work’), and associates Luis Rodrigo Salinas and Andrés Lieja. The group has been active assisting with the tax aspects of a number of transactions, including BBVA Bancomer’s $861.6m global offering of common shares by GMéxico Transportes; Banco del Bajío’s $475.2m global IPO on the Mexican Stock Exchange; Group Kuo’s $450m and TV Azteca’s $400m international offerings of senior notes; and Methode Electronics’s $114m acquisition of Pacific Insight Electronics. While the Mexico office team remains smaller than many of its local competitors, it has the competitive advantage of being able to draw on the expertise of the firm’s international network. Other clients include BCP Securities, Jefferies, Morgan Stanley, Pacifico Aquaculture, and Fundación Appleseed Mexico.

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