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EC Rubio
MEXICO, D.F. 06500
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Work Department

International Trade
Tax Consultancy & Litigation


Felipe Mendoza’s practice focuses on Tax and International Trade. For more than two decades, he has provided legal advice to companies dealing with foreign trade matters, including valuation, HTS tariff classification, Mexican tariff and non-tariff restrictions, determination and payment of import duties, as well as the interpretation and application of free trade agreements signed by Mexico. He has vast experience advising on compliance with rules of origin and verification procedures of origin established in treaties.

Felipe has conducted complex customs and international trade audits on Mexican companies and has assisted companies in the drafting and implementation of foreign trade compliance procedures and manuals.

Felipe also provides legal advice to companies that import, sell and distribute products in the Mexican aftermarket and continuously gives legal advice to maquiladora (with an IMMEX Program) and shelter companies regarding customs procedures and how to maximize the tax and foreign trade incentives granted by the Mexican government.

On the tax front, Felipe is specialized 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. Felipe is also an expert litigating resolutions issued by the Tax Administration Service (SAT, by its Spanish acronym), the Mexican Institute of Social Security and the Institute of the National Housing Fund for Workers in matters where authorities deny taxpayer refunds, or in cases where they seize assets or assess improper taxes against taxpayers.

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Tax

Operating from the firm’s six offices across the country, EC Rubio‘s tax 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 the taxation of residents and expatriates to avoid double taxation. The 10-strong department, which is also very comfortable handling litigious mandates, is led by partners Arturo Bañuelos (tax and administrative law), and Felipe Mendoza, who has a focus on tax planning, with a high specialisation in the maquiladora industry. Partner Fernando Holguín, who concentrates his practice in taxation, customs and international trade, provides key support to the team.

Mexico > International trade and customs

(Leading individuals)

Felipe MendozaEC Rubio

Mexican law firm EC Rubio offers one of the most robust practices in the market. The outstanding, 13-strong team is renowned for representing a notable roster of clients across the full range of matters related to international trade, from minor filing and compliance matters to international dispute settlement proceedings; as well as for its leading capabilities handling trade remedies mandates, including anti-dumping investigations and countervailing duties. Operating from Mexico City, partners Eduardo David and Juan Carlos Partida focus primarily on trade-remedy issues as well as administrative customs proceedings; while the partners in Ciudad Juárez, Fernando Holguín (whose work ‘is close to perfection’), and Felipe Mendoza regularly act for clients from the maquiladora and export industry, advising on -among other matters- all aspects of the IMMEX programme. Additional partner-level input is provided by Mexico City-based partner Arturo Bañuelos.