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Arturo Tiburcio

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Partner at Hogan Lovells. He has excelled in the areas of consulting and litigations on Tax matters, locally and internationally as well as litigation in Customs matters.


Arturo Tiburcio obtained his law degree and a specialized tax law degree from Universidad Panamericana. Arturo has extensive experience in tax consultation, audit tax procedures related to income tax, value-added tax, and international tax issues focusing in double tax treaties and transfer pricing. He has 25 years of experience based in practice in the private and public sectors, in which he has actively collaborated with large firms and the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. His professional career started in a boutique tax law firm. Subsequently, he joined the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, in which he was involved in negotiating international tax treaties; preparing the Tax Reforms Initiative; issuing tax rulings to residents abroad; and cooperating with the Audit Tax Department in audits of Mexican residents that involved the application of double tax treaties and transfer pricing examination. He was an associate at a large firm in Mexico, after which he became a partner at Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa (now Hogan Lovells BSTL) where he was in charge of the Tax practice. In 2013, Arturo founded his professional practice Tiburcio Abogados, S.C. In 2015, he rejoined Hogan Lovells BSTL. He has been a member of the Committee on Tax Law of the Mexican Bar Association and Coordinator of the Committee of Tax Precedents and Laws of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), Mexico branch. He has been recognized for his tax practice in specialized journals such as Which Lawyer? Year Book 2009, Chambers Latin America 2009 and 2010. Chambers Latin America noted, "The tax team is praised for its litigation and consulting advice and acts for clients such as Pfizer, Cadbury Adams, and Lufthansa. Sergio Arturo Tiburcio Tiburcio is a well-rounded practitioner with strong litigation and consulting skills. He is astute at tax-related issues and is also knowledgeable in terms of where Mexico is going." In 2015, Chambers Latin America noted that Arturo Tiburcio is "praised by sources for his work in tax litigation and is regarded as an excellent lawyer."


Spanish and English.


Member of the Tax Law Commission of the Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association), and is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).


Mr. Tiburcio received his law degree from Universidad Panamericana, completing there a specialization in Tax Law (1991). He studied “Fiscalidad Internacional” at Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, in Spain (2009).


Mr. Tiburcio is a guest lecturer on Tax Law at the Universidad Panamericana, for the postgraduate level.


International trade and customs

Within: International trade and customs

The four-strong IT&C team at Hogan Lovells BSTL covers international trade/WTO procedures and customs, including anti-dumping, customs consultancy, administrative procedures and litigation; it can also call on the firm’s expertise in tax. Recent highlights saw the group working on both new and ongoing cases, namely advising Nissin Foods Products and Química Foliar in separate cases concerning machinery seizures by the tax and customs authorities for alleged lack of legal importation and permanence documentation; Mccord Payen de México before the tax authorities in a case relating to VAT triggered by a bonded warehouse import; Pilgrim’s Pride in a NAFTA Chapter XIX review opposing a Ministry of Economy determination imposing anti-dumping duties on chicken leg imports from the US; and AdvanceSix, also in a NAFTA Chapter XIX panel review, following the client’s acquisition of the resins and chemicals division of Honeywell International. The trade practice is co-led by Mario Jorge Yañez and Juan Francisco Torres Landa, while tax partner Arturo Tiburcio leads on customs matters, with support from Yáñez. The three partners are supported by senior associate Mario Alberto Lara, who handles international trade treaties and non-tariff matters, anti-dumping, and related tax litigation. Other clients include Lufthansa, Givaudan, Mitsubishi, Samsung Electronics, Federal Mogul, JM Smucker, Tempur Sealy, Hewlett Packard, Gerdau, Gemalto, Gates Rubber, Bacardi, Rich Products Corporation, and First Solar.

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Two partners and seven associates handle tax at Hogan Lovells BSTL. The ‘very interesting team is on the rise’ according to one commentator, with its balanced practice, covering both consultancy and litigation, acting from offices in Mexico City and Monterrey and also able to call on the firm’s international network, notably support from the London office. Mexico City-based practice head Arturo Tiburcio focuses on tax consultancy; tax audit procedures related to income tax, VAT, and international tax –including double tax treaties; and transfer pricing. Tiburcio’s recent work highlights include representing Lufthansa in litigation before the Mexican tax authorities regarding the statute of limitations in order to offset VAT; assisting Iberia with obtaining a confirmation of criteria for the application of a double tax treaty; and advising Conservas La Costeña on obtaining a resolution affording the client a sizeable tax deduction, NYK on a VAT reimbursement, and Givaudan on an appeal before the tax authorities concerning an assessment regarding the reality of services. In Monterrey, Jaime Espinosa covers tax consulting, litigation and the tax aspects of transactions and finance operations. He, like Tiburcio, had a busy year: acting for Jaguar Land Rover regarding the tax aspects of its acquisition of a Mexican entity; Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte on recovering asset tax paid before 2008, and on a reorganisation to comply with outsourcing tax rules; and Zuma Energia on designing a tax strategy based on local tax laws to obtain a licence from the Municipality of Reynosa for the construction of a wind farm. Tiburcio and Espinosa are supported by senior associates Francisco Palmero and María Teresa Garza, respectively. Both handle consulting on domestic and international matters along with litigation, while Palmero also has expertise in audit procedures. Other clients include ESPN International, Acciona, and Caterpillar.

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