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Jorge S. Narváez-Hasfura

Jorge S. Narváez-Hasfura

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

Biography

With 32 years of experience, he has been voted as a leading tax practitioner in Mexico on tax litigation, transfer pricing and indirect taxation by the International Tax Review. He has been nominated to appear in the Guide to the World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers. He has been voted as one of the leading tax practitioners in Mexico by Chambers & Partners every year since 2011, and praised by well-known international publications for his transfer pricing and corporate reorganization work alongside his very strong practice in tax rulings, treaties and litigation.

As of October 2014, he has been Chairing the Global Tax Dispute Resolution Group of Baker McKenzie. Formerly, he has acted as Chair of the Latin American Tax Practice Group and member of the Global Tax Steering Committee of Baker McKenzie, as well as member of the Global Transfer Pricing Sub-Group of Baker McKenzie and Chair of the Latin American Value Added Tax Practice Group and member of the Global Value Added Tax Steering Committee of Baker McKenzie. As of October 2013, he was appointed as member of the Global Financial Committee of Baker McKenzie, representing the Latin American region.

He is founder member of the Legislative Tax Analysis Group (“ATRIL”); in March 2012 he was appointed by the Mexican President, for a four-year term, as honorary Independent Advisor and Member of the Sounding Board of the Mexican Taxpayers’ Ombudsman (the "PRODECON") and early this year he wrote the foreword of the book Taxpayers Rights in a Transparent and Global Society, which was globally published by the PRODECON. Early this year Mr. Narvaez presented at the 5th Meeting of Vienna Multi-Stakeholder Group on Improving Cross-border Dispute Resolution organized by the United Nations and the OECD; Mr. Narvaez has also participated as an author in the special edition recently published by IDC Mexico dealing with BEPS writing about Action 12. In May 2019, Mr. Narvaez participated as speaker at the Global Tax Conference, Driving the Future, organized by Harvard ASH Center, Kennedy School of Government and the Irish Tax Institute in Dublin, Ireland.

Practice Focus

His areas of his expertise include Corporate Income Tax (Mexico); Transfer Pricing; International Tax Planning; Corporate Reorganizations (Mexico); Tax Rulings; and Tax Treaties; Personal Income Tax (Mexico); tax Litigation (Mexico); Estate Planning; Wealth Management and Value Added Tax (Mexico).

Representative Legal Matters

  • Tax litigation: Sony, Ensco, PLC, Adidas, Amway, Helmerich & Payne, Cisco Systems, Murata Powers Solutions, The Walt Disney Company, Fresh del Monte Products, Nestle, Hasbro, Reckitt Benckiser, etc./p>

  • Tax consultancy: Ensco, Sony, First Majestic, Cash America, Office Depot, McCormick, Mincer, Adidas, Goggle, Apple, UBS, JP Morgan, Seadrill, Transocean, Epicor, Schlumberger, Givaudan, Spotify, Amazon, Whirlpool, Autodesk, Hines, etc.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tax Committee of the Mexican Bar Association - Member
  • International Bar Association - Member
  • International Fiscal Association - Member
  • British Chamber of Commerce of Mexico - Member
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Mexico - Member

Admissions

  • Mexico (1987)

Education

  • University of Notre Dame (LL.M.)
  • Escuela Libre de Derecho (J.D.)
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Diplomado en Derecho Tributario)
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Diplomado en Impuestos)
  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (Comparative Tax Policy and Administration)
  • International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation IBFD (International Taxation)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish