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Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC

TORRE ARCOS, PASSEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS 400 B, 7th FLOOR COL. BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS, MEXICO, D.F. 05120, MEXICO
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Work +52 55 4170 3000
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www.nhg.com.mx
London, Mexico City
Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC, Adalberto Valadez, Mexico City, MEXICO

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Adalberto Valadez

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Work (52 55) 4170 3070
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Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC

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Head of the Tax Practice at Nader, Hayaux & Goebel

Position

Partner

Career

Adalberto specializes in taxation matters, and he has more than eighteen years of experience advising public and private companies in respect of the federal tax implications derived from their operations in Mexico. Adalberto concentrates his practice on federal taxes and international taxation, including cross-border M&A and joint ventures, in-bound investments into Mexico, as well as structuring and implementation of collective investment vehicles (such as private equity funds) managed by Mexican and foreign sponsors. 

Adalberto also has solid experience in advising his clients on issuances in the local securities market, particularly in the case of Development Capital Certificates (commonly known as CKDs), Energy and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (commonly known as Fibra E trusts), and Exchange Traded Funds (commonly known as ETFs).

Adalberto is fluent in English and French, and he has a very strong international experience. As part of his practice he regularly advises multinational clients making investments in Mexico, or which have commercial relationships with companies in Mexico.

Languages

Adalberto’s native language is Spanish, and he is fluent in English and French. He has a very strong international experience, and as part of his practice he regularly advises multinational clients making investments in Mexico, or which have commercial relationships with companies in Mexico.

Member

Adalberto is a certified tax specialist, and an active member of the International Fiscal Association.

Education

Adalberto graduated as an attorney from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico with honors, and he has also attended a number of courses on international taxation, including Sheltons-SITTI´s Blue and Silver Courses on international taxation and an Advanced Seminar on the Interpretation and Application of the Tax Academy of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD).


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Adalberto Valadez H - Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC

Within: Tax

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC is intent on developing and consolidating its tax practice (established in 2015), and, according to market feedback, it is gradually doing so, albeit the size of the practice group remains a question. The team currently numbers one partner, three associates, and a law clerk; peers admire the quality of its work, as do clients, adding, however, that ‘as the client base for tax mandates grows at the firm, the depth of the tax team and strength of associates will need to increase’. In any case, according to one client, ‘in terms of tax-efficient acquisition structures, the team has a creative and most knowledgeable approach not seen in other firms’. This is largely due to ‘fantastic’ practice head Adalberto Valadez H, whose ‘out-the-box thinking’ is ‘probably the best in tax advisers in Mexico’. The practice covers the tax aspects of high-end transactions and projects, including M&A and capital markets, as well as day-to-day tax matters, and it has also recently advised clients on the tax implications arising from reforms in the energy sector. It does not currently undertake tax litigation or transfer pricing. Valadez moved to the firm after 14 years at Chévez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cía SC and his well-rounded practice is evidenced by his ‘knowledge of the Mexican tax code and his latest involvement with the government tax reforms, which is instrumental and unique’, as well as his ‘great dedication and skill at explaining complex tax structures’. Since his arrival he has been building the team, with the lateral hire of three associates (Paola Plaza in March 2016, María Concepción Vaca G in February 2017, and Alejandro Gordillo R in April 2017), and a law clerk (Rebeca de la Garza in June 2017). In line with some of the firm’s other departments (such as capital markets), recent highlights include assisting Desarrollos Delta with the tax law issues related to the structuring and placement of MXN$4bn in CKDs, involving consideration of the tax-exempt nature of the intended main investors in the CKD and identification of the most efficient structure to fund the investment vehicles used. In a cross-border highlight, the team assisted with the tax due diligence and structuring of a $1.35bn transaction whereby Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and CKD Infraestructura México (CKD IM) acquired an 80% stake in a portfolio of renewable energy projects developed by Enel in Mexico, involving several tax regimes and the possibility of new projects being added to the structure. It also provided tax advice to BlackRock on structuring its acquisition of Citibanamex’s asset management business in Mexico. Other clients include Artha Capital, Banyan Tree, DILA Capital, EMX Capital and General Electric.

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