Rodrigo Gómez Ballina has more than 18 years of experience advising on all aspects of federal and international Mexican taxation, including the tax aspects related to M&A transactions, restructurings, and intellectual property licensing. He also counsels clients in defending tax disputes, including tax audits, appeals, and settlement process. Several of the cases he has handled constituted case law issued by the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice.
Rodrigo's primary focus is on the Mexican-side of cross-border taxation, and he typically works with Mexican subsidiaries of foreign clients regarding their investments in Mexico. He also works with private equity clients, sovereign investors, and funds to structure their investments in the most tax-efficient manner.
Representative engagements include counsel for NII Holdings for all the Mexican tax aspects in connection with the sale of its Mexican operations managed by its indirect subsidiary, Nextel de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., to AT&T for $1.875 billion, less the outstanding net debt of the business at closing.
Rodrigo has published several articles in tax journals in Mexico and abroad. He is author of two chapters on international tax issues in two books, both published in Austria. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association and of the American Chamber of Commerce and has been involved with their fiscal commission.
"Has an excellent style of work that combines dedication, experience, knowledge, real empathy with the client" — Chambers Latin America
- Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) (LL.M. in International Tax Law 2008); Universidad Panamericana (LL.M. in Mexican Tax Law 2004; J.D. cum laude 2001; Recipient, outstanding graduation thesis honors)
Listed in Chambers Latin America legal rankings (multiple years) for Mexico: tax
Recognized in Tax Directors Handbook (2014) published by Legalease
Recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 Latin America (multiple years) for Mexico: tax
- Spanish and English