SMPS Legal is pleased to announce that Francisco Carbajal has joined the firm as a Partner in the tax practice area, bolstering our main goal to expand our services in the Mexican legal market and abroad.

Francisco is a highly regarded lawyer with more than 15 years of experience advising Mexican and foreign clients on tax consulting matters, involving acquisitions, mergers and divestments in different industries, such as real estate, energy, telecommunications, tourism, consumer and financial.

Additionally, Francisco has experience in tax controversy and litigation and has represented several Mexican and international companies in tax audits and litigations before the Tax Court, as well as PRODECON (Mexican Tax Ombudsman). He is also an expert in wealth planning advisory.

As to his incorporation into SMPS Legal, Francisco mentioned he was delighted to join a legal firm comprised by highly qualified professionals and that he is confident that he will help to strengthen the tax capabilities of the Firm.

Jorge San Martin, a leader of the tax practice and a founding partner of SMPS Legal, mentioned: “Francisco’s incorporation will benefit the tax practice due to his outstanding experience in different industries and sectors, which will help us to continue successfully fulfilling our mission to provide highly technical, cutting-edge, and efficient services to our clients, always focused on a business perspective.”

Before joining SMPS Legal, Francisco professional practice was developed at Cuatrecasas México, Ernst & Young and Chevez, Ruíz, Zamarripa y Cía, S.C. He is also an active member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA México) and has participated as a member of ANADE (Mexican Business Lawyers Association), of the IMEF Tax Committee (Mexican Institute of Finance Executives) and member of the Tax Committee of CAMESCOM (Spanish Chamber of Commerce), where he has published several articles and also has been a panelist.

About SMPS Legal

SMPS Legal is an international law firm that assists clients in Latin America through the combination of the experience of its members, which are strategically based in Calgary, Dallas, Mexico City and Bogotá. The firm specializes and focuses its practice on energy and natural resources, tax consulting and litigation, foreign trade, privatizations, transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, the hospitality industry, private equity, capital markets, real estate transactions, construction and development projects as well as financing structures and litigation assessment. For more information concerning this press release, please contact us at araicovi@smps.com.mx.