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VICTOR MANUEL BARAJAS BARRERA

Tax/ Estate Planning & Asset Protection
Partner

EDUCATION

LANGUAGES

Spanish
English

EDUCATION

He graduated from Universidad Panamericana in the year 2000 and holds a Master's degree in Tax Law from the same university. He carried out an Internship at the Australian Taxation Institute (ATAX) in Sydney, Australia in 2004. He holds a certificate for international trust administration from the University of Manchester Business School, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), and CLT International.

PRACTICE AREAS

Tax Law and Estate Planning.

ASSOCIATIONS

He served as President of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Mexico (STEP) from 2017 to 2019 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Tax Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce Mexico (AmCham), the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives (IMEF), and the International Fiscal Association (IFA), where he was the Coordinator of the Young International Network (YIN) from 2015 to 2018, and now serves as a member of the executive council for Mexico.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

He is a professor in the subject of international taxes in the Master's program in Corporate Law at Universidad Anáhuac de Cancún and Universidad Marista de Mérida. He has taught the module "Taxation of Non-Residents" in the course "Tax Treaties and Non-Residents" offered by IFA. He is also an adjunct professor in the Master's program in Taxation and the Master's program in Tax Law at Universidad Panamericana.

Estate planning for individuals and their families; consultancy, dispute resolution, and tax strategy both domestically and internationally; application of tax treaties; advisory on tax aspects of corporate group transactions, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and reorganizations; transfer pricing, among others.

He represents clients, including Fortune 500 multinational companies, handling requests for ruling confirmations, mutual agreement procedures (MAP), audits, tax refund claims, tax litigation, and conclusive agreements.

RECOGNITIONS

He is recognized as a distinguished lawyer in the tax field by international publications such as Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, and is ranked in Band 1 for Estate Planning by Chambers' and Partners High Net Worth.