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Adrián Vázquez nombrado en el Comité de América Latina de Alliott Group

29 Jul , 2020  

Adrián Vázquez, Abogado de Comercio Exterior, América Latina, Alliott Group

Adrián Vázquez en el Comité de América Latina de Alliott Group

Adrián Vázquez, socio director de la firma de abogados Vázquez Tercero & Zepeda (VTZ) en México, ha sido nombrado miembro del Comité Asesor Regional de América Latina del Grupo Alliott, la sexta alianza multidisciplinaria mundial de firmas de servicios profesionales.

Adrián se une al Comité Regional de América Latina en un momento de crecimiento y rejuvenecimiento en la región, con nuevos miembros legales y contables uniéndose en países de todo el continente latinoamericano en los últimos 12 meses, incluso en: Argentina (Estudio Nunes & Asociados Abogados), Brasil (Zancan, Almeida e Silva Advogados y Consulcamp Auditoria e Assessoria), México (Vázquez Tercero y Zepeda), Costa Rica (DV Business Solutions), Ecuador (Tax Financial Leaders Del Ecuador) y en Chile (OGL Abogadas y Proximo Auditores).

Adrian jugará un papel importante para ayudar a desarrollar y monitorear la implementación de los planes estratégicos de la alianza en América Latina.

Adrián comenta:

“Como miembro del comité asesor, ahora tengo una excelente oportunidad para ayudar a desarrollar la membresía y la marca de la alianza en América Latina. Somos una alianza ambiciosa y de rápido crecimiento que reúne a firmas profesionales independientes de alto calibre que ofrecen una amplia gama de experiencia a clientes nacionales y extranjeros que operan en América Latina y en todas las demás regiones del mundo. Espero con interés ayudar a la alianza a desarrollarse al siguiente nivel “.

El Director de Operaciones del Grupo Alliott, Giles Brake, agregó:

“Aprovechar las habilidades de liderazgo y las ideas de desarrollo comercial de miembros como Adrián Vázquez es clave para construir una alianza más fuerte en América Latina. Al pertenecer a una firma respetada en una de las economías más grandes de la región, Adrián aporta un inmenso valor al papel de representar a la región de América Central y la profesión legal en el comité. Todos estamos impresionados por el compromiso y la energía de Adrian desde que se unió a la alianza a principios de 2020 y esperamos trabajar con él en los próximos años “.

Sobre Vázquez Tercero y Zepeda:
Vázquez Tercero y Zepeda se unieron al Grupo Alliott en enero de 2020 como miembro exclusivo de su firma de abogados en México. Establecida en 1993, la firma tiene oficinas en nueve ciudades, incluyendo Ciudad de México, Guadalajara, León, Monterrey, Tijuana, Reynosa, Matamoros, Puebla, Los Cabos y recientemente abrió una oficina de promoción comercial y de inversiones en Hong Kong, China. VTZ trabaja principalmente en las áreas importantes de comercio, transacciones transfronterizas, inversión, derecho fiscal y, más recientemente, bienes raíces, particularmente la industria hotelera. VTZ está ampliando su práctica para convertirse en una ventanilla única para inversores extranjeros.

Sobre el Alliott Group:
Fundada en 1979, y con 180 firmas miembro en 75 países, Alliott Group es una galardonada asociación internacional (‘alianza’) de firmas independientes de contabilidad, derecho y servicios especializados que necesitan niveles más profundos de recursos transfronterizos para desarrollar reputación, visibilidad, y nuevos negocios. Alliott Group proporciona servicios para ayudar a sus firmas miembro a posicionarse como las firmas “ir a” en
sus mercados locales para empresas y particulares con intereses comerciales multimercado.

Alliott Group se está expandiendo rápidamente, y la alianza tiene la mira puesta firmemente en aumentar su membresía legal y contable a 100 países. Hay oportunidades disponibles para empresas profesionales independientes en países específicos de África, pero también en Europa, China, la región de la ASEAN, Australasia, la región del Consejo de Cooperación del Golfo, América Central y del Sur y en América del Norte. Para obtener información sobre la membresía, comuníquese con Damien McMenamin (damien[@]alliottgroup.net), Jefe de Desarrollo de Negocios Globales.

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VTZ participa en Webinars “Oportunidades Comerciales en Asia” de COMCE

22 Apr , 2020  

COMCE, Webinar, Oportunidades Comerciales en Asia, China, Corea, Japón, VTZ, Comercio Internacional

Webinar Oportunidades Comerciales en Asia

El viernes 17 y martes 21 de abril de 2020, VTZ participó en los webinars “Oportunidades Comerciales en Asia”, el cual fue organizado por COMCE.

 

Escenarios Económicos de COVID

En el primer webinar, organizado por COMCE Veracruz, nuestro socio junior, Emilio Arteaga, participó a través de un video exponiendo los posibles escenarios económicos causados por COVID y cómo las empresas deberían adaptarse si es su interés exportar a los países asiáticos, como China.

 

COMCE Webinar VTZ abogados Emilio Arteaga COVID Oportunidades Comerciales en Asia

Además, expuso como nuestra firma puede apoyar a las empresas mexicanas en el extranjero, por ejemplo, a través de estudios de mercado, registro de marcas, entre otros servicios.

 

 

Presentación de nuestro Socio Jr.

 

Susana Muñoz expone situación en Asia

En el segundo webinar, nuestra socia Susana Muñoz expuso de manera detallada los efectos de COVID en las economías de Asia, en particular China. Asimismo, Susana Muñoz señaló cuáles son las áreas de oportunidad en Asia, en particular, destacando el comercio electrónico.

 

Presentación de Susana Muñoz

 

Alliott Group

En ambas presentaciones nuestros socios enfatizaron que la firma pertenece a la red internacional de firmas y contadores Alliott Group, el cual puede apoyar a las empresas a proteger sus interés en países de Asia. A través de esta red, VTZ pone a la alcance a las empresas, por ejemplo, la posibilidad de registrar marcas, revisar el cumplimiento de restricciones arancelarias en el país de destino, entre otras cuestiones.

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COVID and USMCA and Mexico Relief Measures – The Trading Room

3 Apr , 2020  

COVID and USMCA entry into force, Mexican Measures, Health Emergency, International Trade

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USMCA Status

Since the Canadian Parliament approved USMCA in March, it was thought that USMCA would enter into force on June 1, 2020, as long as all parties formally notified that they had concluded their internal legislative procedures. On Monday, however, it was reported that US congressmen sent a letter to Lighthizer, the US Trade Representative, requesting a new date to be set for USMCA’s entry into force due to the public health crisis and interruptions in the supply chain caused by COVID. The Congressmen pointed out that USMCA should not come into effect until Mexico and Canada have fulfilled their prior commitments (e.g. reforming laws) and until industries can effectively implement the new rules. The Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA), for instance, to reconsider the date of entry into force until 2021.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is reported that yesterday (Thursday) Canada notified Mexico and the US the conclusion of its domestic USMCA approval process. A Mexican high-level official has called July 1, 2020, to be the entry-into-force since there are pending matters to be resolved.

 

 

COVID-19 Relief Measures in Mexico?

 

The President of Mexico, AMLO, announced since last Monday, March 23, that there are no relief plans for companies, tax exemptions or other mechanisms. Also, AMLO stated the following:

 

 “We are developing a plan, only that it is different from the recipes that were applied in times of crisis; for example, credit was always used, from the International Monetary Fund, fortunately, we have no need to do that, because we have reserves, we have savings, we can finance our development. “

 

This position has been reiterated in several of the president’s morning conferences, particularly in response to an economic plan presented by business associations to address the economic crisis; some of the proposals are reducing 5% the income tax, the government should facilitate payment regarding outstanding balances with suppliers, provision of loans from the Development Bank to SMEs. However, this Thursday the president, AMLO, announced that this Sunday he will present an “Economic Plan.”

 

Sanitary Emergency in Mexico

 

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government has issued the following agreements and decrees published in the Official Gazette of the Federation on March 23, 24, 27, 30 and 31, respectively:

 

  • Agreement by which the General Health Council recognizes the epidemic of disease due to the SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID-19) in Mexico, as a serious disease of priority attention, as well as the activities of preparation and response to the said epidemic. 
  • Agreement establishing the preventive measures that must be implemented to mitigate and control the health risks involved in the disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID-19).
  • Decree declaring extraordinary actions in the affected regions of the entire national territory in terms of general health to combat the serious disease of priority attention generated by the SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID-19).
  • Agreement by which the epidemic of disease generated by the SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID-19) is declared as a health emergency due to force majeure.
  • Agreement establishing extraordinary actions to attend to the health emergency generated by the SARS-CoV2 virus.

 

The most relevant agreement, so far, is that that Declares a Health Emergency due to force majeure caused by COVID-19 (highlighted above). The importance is explained, firstly, by the legal labor implications of the declaration; although the text is subject to interpretation, high-level authorities indicate that the declaration does not modify labor rights (e.g. reduction of wages) or suspend labor relations or rights.

 

As a result of the aforementioned declaration, the Agreement establishing extraordinary actions was issued and ordered the immediate suspension, from March 30 to   April  30,  2020, of non-essential activities; thus,  the agreement defined in “detail” those activities considered essential that will have to continue to operate.

 

Mexican Tax Authority

 

Tax collection was considered as an essential activity for the performance of the Mexican economy. Therefore, the Mexican Tax Authority (SAT) is operating, and all its administrative procedures and procedures, including tax and international trade audits, are being carried out “as if in “normal” circumstances.

 

Ministry of Economy

 

As a result of COVID, the Ministry of Economy suspended, as a general rule, all legal deadlines. However, some of its procedures and departments will continue to operate, e.g. international trade matters. The relevant department has issued facilitation measures, regarding certificate of origins, import licenses, quotas, etc., enabling electronic submissions as well as the issuance of e-government documents in order to avoid gatherings in government offices.

 

 COVID-19 – Let us Help.

Alliott Group

 

As a member of Alliott Group: Alliance of Accountants & Lawyers Worldwide, VTZ puts at your reach relevant information on government relief measures, tax incentives or the like offered in countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are convinced that having a global vision on relief measures in different parts of the world will undoubtedly help business rethink their plans and contractual commitments.

We, our colleagues of Alliott Group located in 65 countries and VTZ, are ready to face and overcome the effects of this health crisis with you. So, tell us, how can we help?

 

COVID and Alliott, Relief Measures,

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COVID-19 – LET US HELP

3 Apr , 2020  

Alliott Group, Relief Measures, COVID

COVID-19, How can we help?

(Download the PDF Version: COVID and Alliott)

COVID-19, everyone knows about it, but we are yet to find out the extent of the economic, social, and humanitarian consequences of this sanitary “tsunami”. Indeed, we live in extraordinary and complicated times caused by an unprecedented pandemic in recent history. From our perspective, the uncertainty persists and grows over the days, despite the fact that there is an abundance or excess of information, impossible to digest, produced by the digital age.

This pandemic puts the world to a test, including advisers to local and international businesses like us. Governments around the globe will react seeking to repair the damages or lessen the blow of this paralyzing wave. Businesses, meanwhile, will have to be alert and seek the relief measures available that are offered by governments in order to react in the best possible way to COVID-19’s effects. It is at this point where we and our colleagues of Alliott Group wish to offer our help in our capacity as key advisors for international businesses.

As a member of Alliott Group: Alliance of Accountants & Lawyers Worldwide, VTZ puts free at your reach relevant information on government relief measures, tax incentives or the like offered in countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are convinced that having a global vision on relief measures in different parts of the world will undoubtedly help business rethink their plans and contractual commitments. To access the information, visit Alliott Coronavirus Global Resources.

In advance, VTZ prepared a summary of the following relevant events and measures that Mexico has adopted in response to COVID-19:

  • USMCA status;
  • Sanitary Emergency Declaration and Government Measures;
  • Tax Incentives?

We, our colleagues of Alliott Group in 69 countries and VTZ, are ready to face and overcome the effects of this health crisis with you. So, tell us, how can we help?

 

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VTZ appointed as Alliott Group’s exclusive law firm member in Mexico

31 Jan , 2020  

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 Alliott Group: International alliance of independent professional services firms

Vázquez Tercero & Zepeda aims to consolidate and strengthen our tax law practice this decade. In order to do so, we were aware that we needed to join forces with a recognized international network. We found the ideal association, Alliott Group: Alliance of Accountants & Lawyers Worldwide, and Vázquez Tercero & Zepeda is honored to have been accepted.

 

With our membership, we are now even better prepared to support and advise foreign clients investing in Mexico and our clients who are doing business internationally.

 

About Alliott Group

 

Founded in 1979, and with 160 member firms in 66 countries, Alliott Group is an award-winning international association (‘alliance’) of independent accounting and law firms that need deeper levels of cross border resources to develop reputation, visibility and new business. Alliott Group provides services to help its member firms to position themselves as the ‘go to’ firms in their local markets for businesses and private individuals with multi-market business interests.

 

Alliott Group is expanding fast, with 19 firms having joined in 2019. The alliance has its sights set firmly on growing its legal and accounting membership to 100 countries. Opportunities are available to independent professional firms in specific countries in Central and Eastern Europe, but also in the key markets of Africa, China and the ASEAN countries, Australasia, the Gulf Cooperation Council region, Central and South America and the United States and Canada.

Vázquez Tercero & Zepeda’s History

 

Established in 1973, the leading law firm is headed up by Managing Partner Mr. Adrian Vazquez. The firm has two additional equity partners, nine local partners and 27 associates and support staff, and therefore a total team of 39 people who offer exceptional legal services in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Chinese.

 

With over 45 years of experience, the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 legal, among others, have ranked VTZ consistently over the last decade as one of Mexico’s most specialized law firms in international and customs law.

 

Adrian Vazquez comments:

“Our services are intended to be a strategic tool for the success of our clients’ business, particularly, in their international trade-related operations. Companies, trade associations and governments rely on our experience in trade and international matters. Our strategy for the new decade is to strengthen our tax law practice by having acquired a tax boutique firm in late 2019.

“This level of expertise positions us perfectly to help clients to master the inherent complexities of Mexico’s regulatory landscape. With our Alliott Group membership, we are now even better prepared to support and advise foreign clients investing in Mexico and our clients who are doing business internationally.”

Do not hesitate to contact us at: info[@] vtz.mx

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