Javier Ordonez Namihira

Javier Ordoñez Namihira

Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.


Javier Ordoñez-Namihira joined Baker McKenzie, Mexico City in 2004. He currently practices as a partner in the Tax group. He is the author of various articles published in Tax Notes International and Practical Mexican Tax Strategies magazine from Thomson Reuters, as well as a frequent speaker at national and international seminars such as Baker McKenzie’s 17th Annual Tax & Trust Training Program in Miami and the Bermuda Captive Conference, both held in 2015.

Practice Focus

Javier Ordoñez focuses on the legal aspects of international tax planning from a corporate Income Tax and VAT perspective. He is proficient in legal interpretation and application of tax treaties, analysis, design and implementation of corporate restructurings, and in the formation of investment funds in a tax efficient manner. He regularly advises high-net worth individuals on a wide range of international tax planning matters from a wealth management perspective.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised one of the US’ largest providers of secured non-recourse loans in the purchase of a Mexican group of companies engaged in the pawnshop industry.

  • Designed legal and tax guidelines for personnel in the insurance and private banking industry to cope with PE issues, personal taxation, and avoid risks of aiding & abetting prospective clients in tax fraud and related offenses.

  • Developed and implemented a tax efficient strategy for a foreign company in the entertainment industry aimed at obtaining preferential tax treatment on income from public shows in Mexico.

  • Advised a client in the flavor & fragrance industry as to the feasibility of reorganizing its business operations and achieve streamlined tax results.

  • Represented non-profit educational, animal protection and religious organizations in obtaining authorization from the Mexican treasury to receive donations that may be deducted for income tax purposes, and advised on maintaining their tax compliance status.


  • Mexico (2007)


  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. Taxation) (2011)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (CLE International Aspects of Taxation Seminar) (2010)
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Post Graduate Diploma Tax) (2009)
  • Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C. (J.D.) (2007)


  • English
  • Spanish

Previous Offices

  • Miami


Speaker, 16th Annual Tax & Trust Training Program, Baker McKenzie, Miami Florida, October 2015

Speaker, "Global Fronting: Discuss the How's and Why's of fronting – Discussion of the general playing field in Mexico, recent developments, tax issues that may be faced by captive owners, and an overview on the regulatory environment," Bermuda Captive Conference, Hamilton, Bermuda, June 2015

Speaker, "12th Annual Global Tax Planning and Transactions Workshop: The BEPS Project – A Game Changer for Tax Planning and Transactions," Baker McKenzie, New York, April 2015