Loyens & Loeff

Region Team Mexico

About Loyens & Loeff
Loyens & Loeff is an independent full-service law firm specialised in providing legal and tax advice to international businesses, financial institutions and government bodies. Thanks to our legal and tax practices working closely together, we have built up a unique and very solid position in the market. Different specialists tackle issues from different sides, offering you the best advice in the most efficient way.
Loyens & Loeff worldwide
With about 1,400 employees worldwide, including 900 legal and tax experts, we effectively structure and supervise both domestic and international matters. We provide our services from our six offices in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (together the ‘Benelux’) and Switzerland, as well as from our seven branches based in the world’s major financial centres.

With offices in all major financial centres, Loyens & Loeff is able to identify the needs of clients worldwide and to adapt to specific demands, culture and expectations. In addition, it enables us to provide our services around the clock.

What others say about us
Each year, Loyens & Loeff is awarded the highest ranking in the Tax category in the Chambers guide, Legal 500 and International Tax Review’s World Tax. Also with respect to Corporate / M&A, Banking & Finance, Investment Funds, as well as many other categories, Loyens & Loeff achieves excellent results every year in the leading guides on legal and tax services providers.

Please visit the What others say about us webpage for a full overview of our rankings and awards.

The Benelux: an attractive climate for foreign investors
The Benelux tax climate is generally very attractive for Mexican investors because of:

  • Low corporate income tax rates
  • No withholding taxes on interest, royalties or fees for technical services
  • No stamp duties, no capital taxes
  • A dividend tax which is most often reduced (even to as little as 0%)
  • Favourable special tax incentives (e.g. for R&D activities, Energy Investment Allowance, favourable tax regime for foreign skilled workers)
  • Participation exemption: tax-exempt dividends and capital gains
  • Advance tax rulings (ATRs) and pricing agreements (APAs) can be obtained from the tax authorities
  • Attractive IP tax regimes
  • Favourable fund regimes
  • VAT deferral on goods imported into the European Union
  • Practical and pro-active approach of the customs authorities
  • Reduced compliance burden by filing consolidated tax returns, applying for functional currency
  • Extensive tax treaty network (reduction of foreign withholding taxes) and bilateral investment treaty network

A specialised team for the Mexican market
To meet the increasing demand for expertise in all tax and legal aspects relating to the structuring of investments into or out of Mexico through the Benelux and Switzerland, Loyens & Loeff has set up a specialised team: the Mexico Desk. Loyens & Loeff’s Mexico Desk pools all the expertise that we have within our firm with respect to Mexico-related matters including tax advisers who have worked with Mexican clients for many years. The members of the Mexico Desk focus mainly on Mexican clients that invest or trade in Europe, other Latin American countries or other regions, as well as on international companies and financial institutions that want to expand their businesses to Mexico. There are benefits to be gained in many cross-border transactions when you invest through the Benelux or Switzerland. We would be happy to discuss these opportunities with you.

Loyens & Loeff’s Mexico Desk consists of tax advisers and attorneys at law. Through the Mexico Desk, clients have access to Loyens & Loeff's full-service tax and legal expertise with regard to the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. The members of our Desk have not only have experience in the Mexican market but also extensive knowledge of, among others, international tax law, corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, listing procedures, banking and securities law, regulatory law, and employment law. In addition to being part of the Mexico Desk, the members also participate in Loyens & Loeff’s teams that focus on specific industries and sectors, such as energy, real estate, private equity, fund structuring, corporate finance and family office investments. The Mexico Desk members are based in our Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg and New York offices and they visit Mexico two or three times a year.

Mexico Desk E-mail Bulletin
Fore more information on previous bulletins, see the Mexico Desk E-mail Bulletin archive.

For more information about Loyens & Loeff, our Mexico Desk, and other services that we provide, please send an e-mail to mexico@loyensloeff.com or contact one of the members of our Mexico Desk directly. Several members of the Mexico Desk speak Spanish.