Baker McKenzie has elected 3 new partners in Mexico. The Firm also elected one attorney to Counsel. The elections were effective January 1, 2018.

Reynaldo Vizcarra, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie in Mexico, added that, "The promotion of standout talent on our team is a part of this commitment to our clients, as much as it reflects our commitment to our attorneys who have demonstrated their expertise in their respective fields and their ability to add significant value for our clients’ business and industries.”

The Firm’s newly promoted individuals include:

Partners:

José Hoyos-Robles is a Partner in the International Commercial Practice, based in Mexico City. José's practice focuses on foreign trade and customs matters, including tariff classification of goods, rules of origin, customs valuation, free trade agreements, regulatory matters, consumer protection and export controls. He also advises on programs aimed at promoting imports and exports in Mexico, such as IMMEX and PROSEC, and on the implementation of trade compliance programs, licensing and certifications in different industries, including the electric, electronic, food, cosmetic, pharmaceuticals and medical devices sectors. He received his J.D. and master's degree in Business Law from Universidad Panamericana.

Victor Morales-Chavez is a Partner in the Tax Practice, based in Mexico City. Victor's practice focuses on corporate taxes, non-resident taxation, international tax treaties and general tax planning. He advises multinational companies on projects related to mergers and acquisition, corporate restructuring and due diligence. He received his accounting degree from the Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente A.C. and degrees in tax from Guadalajara Public Accountants College and Universidad Panamericana.

Carlos Vela Treviño is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice, based in Mexico City. Carlos focuses his practice in technology, media, privacy and telecommunications law. He represents some of the most innovative IT and consumer internet industry players on matters related to telecom regulation/licensing, technology contracts and procurement, monetization of e-commerce portals,
e-marketing, consumer protection and copyright within the digital space. In the privacy field, Carlos has implemented privacy management compliance programs for more than 100 companies. He received his LL.B. from Universidad Panamericana and his LL.M. in Information and Communication Technology Law from the University of Oslo.

Counsel:

Allan Pasalagua-Ayala is Counsel in the Tax Practice, based in Mexico City. Allan advises clients on transfer pricing matters, with an emphasis on economic analysis, including planning, compliance, valuations, APAs and audits in Mexico. He counsels companies from different industrial sectors on local transfer pricing matters, but has also been involved in global and regional documentation projects. He also has experience advising on business and intangible assets valuations. He received his bachelor's degree from Universidad Iberoamericana.

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