Mexico tax reform means big changes and challenges for multinationals

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On 8 September, Mexico’s President presented the Mexican Congress with a lengthy reform package that includes substantial changes to the existing laws.

In addition to increasing the tax rate and removing certain deductions, the proposed reforms include anti-abuse provisions, the elimination of some taxes and the creation of new ones. These changes are complex and expected to greatly impact companies operating in Mexico, including the maquiladora industry.

This program will be of interest to vice presidents/directors of tax/international tax/transfer pricing/customs/global trade, directors of finance, CFOs, international tax managers and tax accountants looking for the latest practical information and guidance to support their global business initiatives.




Koen van’t Hek

International Tax Services Leader, Mancera, S.C., the Ernst & Young member firm in Mexico

Koen is the leader of the International Tax Services practice of Mancera SC, the EY member firm in Mexico.

Koen has over 20 years of experience in international tax planning, of which more than 10 years have been in Mexico. He is focused on mergers and acquisitions, tax efficient supply chain management, financing and intangible structuring, involving large multinationals of United States and Europe.

Koen holds a tax law degree from the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands and studied International Law at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He also studied European Fiscal Studies (post graduate) at the University of Rotterdam.

Koen speaks regularly at internal and external courses and conferences and is a frequent contributor to international tax magazines such as Tax Notes International and International Tax Review. He has been nominated as a leading individual adviser in Mexico by the International Tax Review magazine.

Enrique Ramirez Figueroa

Tax Controversy Leader, Mancera, S.C., the Ernst & Young member firm in Mexico

Since 1 May 2013, Enrique has been the partner in charge of the tax litigation practice in Mancera SC, the EY member firm in Mexico.


Enrique began his professional practice in tax law in 1987 with the firm Basham, Ringe and Correa, S.C. From 1997 to 2013 he was a partner in the tax litigation and tax consulting practices at CHEVEZ, RUIZ, ZAMARRIPA Y CIA., S.C. His main professional experience is as a tax litigation attorney, having litigated over the past 19 years several cases in representing the largest companies in the country.

Enrique is a graduate of the Universidad Panamericana (UP) where he obtained his degree in Law in 1991. Each year since 2002, the magazine Latin Lawyer 250 Latin America’s leading business law firms has recognized him as one of the best tax lawyers.


Manuel Solano

Tax Managing Partner, Mancera, S.C., the Ernst & Young member firm in Mexico

Manuel is the partner in charge of the International Tax Services (ITS) group in Latin America, as well as the Tax Managing Partner, for Mancera SC and director of the EY organization’s member from practices in Mexico and Central America.

Manuel has a BS from Youngstown State University and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. He also studied Finance and Economics at the Universidad Autonoma de CentroAmerica.

Manuel, a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar, has extensive work experience in international tax consulting and planning matters. His experience encompasses advising multinational corporations on the tax and legal implications of cross-border acquisitions and the establishment of foreign operations in Latin America.