DLA Piper adds trio of tax partners in Mexico City

DLA Piper announced today that tax lawyers Ramiro González-Luna, Luis Carlos Moreno and Diego Armida have joined the firm as partners in the Mexico City office. Their previous firm, González Luna, Moreno y Armida, S.C., was fully integrated into DLA Piper Gallástegui y Lozano.

"For more than a decade, Ramiro, Luis and Diego have been involved in some of the most significant and sophisticated tax-related matters in Mexico," said Eduardo Gallástegui, managing partner of DLA Piper's Mexico City office. "I've known each of these top-notch practitioners for several years, and as our firm's presence continues to grow in Latin America, this accomplished team will greatly add to our platform and services in the region."

González-Luna, Moreno and Armida, who are three of the most recognized lawyers in the Mexican business legal arena, join DLA Piper Gallástegui y Lozano with nine associates, increasing the size of the Mexico City office to nearly 30 lawyers. The addition of their team follows several moves by DLA Piper in recent years across the Americas. In March, the firm established a cooperation agreement with Peruvian firm Pizarro, Botto Escobar Abogados, which followed a similar agreement with Bahamondez Alvarez y Zegers in Chile announced in December 2016. That followed the opening of an office in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and a cooperation agreement with Martinez Beltran in Colombia. The firm also has a cooperation agreement with Campos Mello in Brazil.

"Ramiro, Luis and Diego have spearheaded major legal, tax and financial achievements in Mexico, including their work with FIBRAs, the Mexican equivalent of REITs," said David Colker, global co-chair of DLA Piper's Tax practice. "They've advised US private equity funds in the acquisition of minority participations in Mexican companies, and their overall body of work is extremely impressive. As Mexico's economy continues to improve, Ramiro, Luis and Diego are well positioned to provide strong counsel to clients who need tax advice across many parts of the nation’s economy."

About the lawyers:

Ramiro González-Luna focuses his practice on tax advice and consultancy, particularly with regard to corporate and international tax matters. He has extensive transactional experience and previously served in several high-ranking positions within the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. He received his J.D., with honors, from Escuela Libre de Derecho.

Luis Carlos Moreno is experienced in customs, foreign trade, corporate and international tax matters, and he also held senior positions within the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. He received his J.D., with honors, from Escuela Libre de Derecho.

Diego Armida focuses his practice on tax controversies, and worked at the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit as well. He received his J.D. from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico.