CRISTINA SÁNCHEZ URTIZ
Partner of the Law Firm Miranda & Estavillo since 1996. Ms. Sánchez-Urtiz centers her practice on tax, corporate and transactional, representing large international corporations doing business in Mexico and Central America involved in different areas of activities, among others, admiralty, oil and gas, mining and infrastructure, representing corporate groups from Latin America, United States of America, Canada, Europe and Asia. She advises clients on Mexican and treaty-based tax provisions, as well as on transfer pricing rules; foreign investment and corporate. Ms. Sánchez-Urtiz's corporate practice includes legal audits, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, shareholder’s agreements, stock sales and purchases, joint venture agreements and specialized counseling on the tax implications thereof. Further to her counseling practice, Ms. Sánchez-Urtiz is currently engaged in tax, customs and administrative litigation, including constitutional protection (amparo) litigation, before the tax and administrative authorities and courts and before the federal judicial courts. Ms. Sanchez-Urtiz has participated in deferent events in Latin America and Asia on legal aspects to invest in Mexico. Ms. Sanchez-Urtiz has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Ninth Edition of The Best Lawyers® in Mexico for her work in Tax Law. Miss Sánchez-Urtiz is member of Mexican Bar Association, Mexican Group of International Fiscal Association (IFA), International Chamber of Commerce and China Chamber of Commerce and Technology Mexico.
ARMANDO SÁNCHEZ URTIZ
Mr. Armando Sánchez-Urtiz obtained his Law Degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in 1970 with the thesis “The Suspension in the Indirect Amparo Proceedings.” With more than 40 years of experience in the private and public sector, Mr. Sánchez-Urtiz starts his professional work in different law firms and private companies focus his practice in counseling, litigation and amparo procedings, basically in the administrative, civil, mercantile and labor, among others. In the private sector, Mr. Sánchez-Urtiz has collaborated in different law firms, such as, Ibañez, Bunt y Zamora; Goodrich y Riquelme; Martínez Laffan y Comella; Bryan González Vargas, among others, as well as in the law departments of companies like Servicios profesionales Construcción; Servicios Profesionales Ingenieria; Omni Construcciones and Grupo Argos. In the public sector, Mr. Sánchez-Urtiz performed his professional activity for 15 years in the Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos (BANOBRAS) in the legal and trust divisions in counseling and litigation. Thereafter, Mr. Sánchez-Urtiz worked in the legal- counseling divisions of the corporate area of Petróleos Mexicanos. Mr. Sánchez- Urtiz collaborated in the National Commission for the Protection and Defense of the Financial Services Users (CONDUSEF) in the conciliation, arbitration, public procurement, counseling and litigation, basically in the bank and insurance areas. In addition, Mr. Sánchez-Urtiz participated at Mexican National Railroads during the extinction period in the regularization real property division, labor litigation and Amparo proceedings. Likewise, Mr. Sánchez-Urtiz Acted as Legal Affairs General Director and Consultant of the Chairman of the Federal Court of Administrative Justice, formerly, Federal Fiscal and Administrative Justice Court.