Diego Manzano is an associate in the International Trade & Customs Practice Group in the Mexico City office. He joined Baker McKenzie in 2013. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked for more than eight years in other Mexican law firms in connection with the international trade and customs legal practice. Mr. Manzano's legal career spans over 10 years of practice in the fields of international trade and customs, litigation, and intellectual property.
Mr. Manzano focuses on legal and taxation matters related to international trade and customs. He has extensive experience in lobbying with government authorities, tax, and customs audits, including litigation of different matters before Mexican courts and the amparo lawsuit. Mr. Manzano has dealt with domestic and multinational clients in the automotive, pharmaceutical, textile, alimentary, and chemical industries, among others.
Representative Legal Matters
- Represented textile, automotive, and chemical companies, among others, in connection with verification of origin procedures before Mexican courts.
- Advised national and multinational companies on obtaining and implementing different import and export promotion programs.
- Advised a multinational retail clothing company in connection with its foreign trade scheme operation in its start-up in Mexico.
- Represented national and multinational companies in administrative and litigation matters in connection with Mexican government actuations (Treasury Department, Economy Department, and Health Department).
- Represented a USD 6 million financing of a 22-megawatt waste tire fueled power facility in Illinois.
- Mexico (2005)
- Universidad Panamericana (Post Graduate Studies Taxation) (2006)
- Universidad Panamericana (J.D.) (2005)