FERNANDO HOLGUIN > EC Legal Rubio Villegas > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

EC Legal Rubio Villegas
MEXICO, D.F. 06500

Work Department

Tax and Trade




Fernando Holguín, is a member of the Tax & Trade Group and concentrates his practice in taxation, customs and international trade. In different occasions he has been Latin Lawyers reference attorney for México and has also been recognized as Leading Practitioner by Chambers and Partners The Guide to the World´s Best Lawyers.

He earned his law degree, summa cum laude, from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Mr. Holguin is a Fulbright Scholar who earned an L.L.M in International taxation from the New York University. He also has postgraduate degrees from two leading Mexican Tax Law Schools, the Escuela Libre de Derecho and the Universidad Panamericana, and an LLM in Business Law from the School of Law of UACJ.

Mr. Holguín has ample experience in the areas of Free trade agreements; Compliance; IMMEX/Maquiladora and shelters; Customs and international trade audits; Import/export procedures; Valuation; HTS classification; Prior disclosures. Regularly assists multinational companies in designing and implementing their customs and foreign trade business structures in Mexico. Mr. Holguín also has extensive practice in the area of Domestic and International Taxation, and has been counseling companies on the tax implications of doing joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions throughout Mexico. He also has advised foreign companies setting up tax efficient structures when doing business in “México”


English and Spanish


Recognized as Leading Practitioner by Chambers and Partners “The Guide to the World´s Best Lawyers”.

Recognized as Latin Lawyers reference attorney for México.

American Bar Association (Business Law Section).

Customs and International Trade Bar Association. United States Mexico Bar Association.

Member of the Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa – Sección Chihuahua.

Chairman of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity (Chihuahua). Becario Fulbright (NYU).


Law Degree, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey – Campus, Chihuahua.

Master in Business Law, School of Law of the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (a joint academic program with the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM).

Master in International Taxation, New York University.

Postgraduate Degree in Tax Law and Customs, Escuela Libre de Derecho.

Postgraduate Degree in Taxes, Universidad Panamericana.

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Tax

EC Legal Rubio Villegas houses a 10-strong group of experts in international taxation who offer an excellent combination between tax planning and litigation. Operating from the firm’s six offices across the country, the practice has a solid reputation for its expertise in the maquiladora industry, the interpretation and application of tax treaties, including the analysis of permanent establishment and taxation of residents and expatriates to avoid double taxation. Key partners include: Edmundo Hernández and Arturo Bañuelos, who mostly handle litigious matters; Felipe Mendoza, who is dedicated to tax planning with a more international focus along with the maquiladora industry; and Fernando Holguín, who focuses in taxation, customs and international trade.

Mexico > International trade and customs

EC Legal Rubio Villegas strikes the right note with its ‘first-class practice’, which offers extensive experience in anti-dumping, countervailing duties, and safeguard measures, while also offering a top notch expertise in trade remedies, IMMEX, Prosec, export promotion programs, rules of origin, and customs and origin audits. The 13-strong team is co-led by four partners: in Mexico City, Eduardo David and Juan Carlos Partida, who specialize primarily in trade remedy matters; and from Ciudad Juárez: maquiladora expert Fernando Holguín and Felipe Mendoza, who has vast experience advising on compliance with treaty-established rules of origin and verification of origin procedures. Arturo Bañuelos, in Mexico City, is another name to note.