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Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.

PASEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS NO. 400-A, PISO 9, COL. BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS, MEXICO D.F. 05120, MEXICO
Tel:
Work +52 55 5261 0400
Fax:
Fax +52 55 5261 0496
Email:
Web:
www.basham.com.mx
Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C., Gil Zenteno, Mexico City, MEXICO

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Gil Zenteno

Tel:
Work (52) 55 52610522
Email:
Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.

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TAX, CONSULTING & LITIGATION, GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT

Position

PARTNER

Career

Partner of the firm since 2003 in the tax practice area of the Mexico office, his practice includes Consulting and Tax Planning, Tax Audit, Customs Law, Administrative and Constitutional Law, as well as representing clients in tax disputes, at both, Federal and State level. Some relevant judicial precedents of the Supreme Court's Of Justice and the Federal Tribunal of Tax and Administrative Justice have been created by the issues discussed in trials sponsored.
He has appeared in the historic public hearing of the Supreme Court's Of Justice to present arguments regarding the Amparo brought against the Single Business Tax Rate Act, representing the National Association of Business Lawyers Association, and indirectly in defense of several clients of the firm.
Former lecturer in tax and procedural law at Universidad Marista and in the
Diploma Program of the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM).
He has participated in interviews on Television and Radio on tax matters. Author of
various publications in specialized journals on tax subjects.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, the Mexican Bar Association and Coordinator of the Fiscal Committee of the National Association of Business Lawyers Association. He is currently secretary of the National Board and National Executive Council of the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives (IMEF).

Education

Graduated with honors from the Law School, La Salle University. He has completed Graduate programs in Tax Law, Commercial and Administrative Law at the Universidad Panamericana. Participated in the "Program of Instruction for Lawyers" at the School of Law, Harvard University. He was a summer associated at Goodwing Procter & Hoar Law Firm Based in Boston, Ma.


Mexico

Tax

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Gil Alonso Zenteno - Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.

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Clients and peers sing the praises of the ‘outstandingBasham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. tax team. The firm – with offices in Mexico City, Monterrey, Querétaro and León – is especially rated for its tax dispute resolution expertise, although in the last few years it has been developing its practice to include preventative issues, tax planning and transactional tax, as well as transfer pricing matters; it also maintains its reputation as leader in mining-sector tax issues. The lawyers (26 in total) are ‘extremely precise; their in-depth knowledge is great, and they have the ability to translate complex matters into the client’s language so that complex situations can immediately be understood’. The group’s impressive list of clients includes Colgate Palmolive, Saint Gobain, Aeromexico, Herbalife, Eli Lilly, Volkswagen, IMM Research México (Immunotec), Sandvik, British Columbia Investment Management, Tesa Tape México, Sumitomo Corporation (Serviláminas), Costco, Greyhound Lines, Lafarge Holcim, and Petrofac; recent work involved complex litigation, VAT, legal planning, royalties, transfer pricing, and administrative appeals relating to tax liability. Senior practice partners Gerardo Nieto, Gil Alonso Zenteno and Alejandro Barrera all have over 25 years’ experience in fiscal matters. Nieto handles consulting, litigation, audits, restructuring and planning and is considered ‘one of the best tax litigation lawyers in the country’; Zenteno handles complex litigation; and Barrera is head of tax consulting, planning and strategy, and regarded as ‘as very capable in this area – a real standout practitioner’, both nationally and internationally. Wealth management specialist Victor Barajas is identified as a ‘first class tax advisor. He has strong knowledge of international law and cross-border transactions and a very good understanding of foreign investment vehicles such as funds, trusts, and the like’. Mario Barrera left to join Thompson & Knight LLP.

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