Joel Gonzalez Lopez


Education and Clerkships

Law Degree, Universidad Panamericana, 2009

Graduate Degree, Administrative Law, Universidad Panamericana, 2010




English español (México)

Joel Gonzalez Lopez is an associate in the International Practice Group at Haynes and Boone, SC in Mexico City. His practice focuses on tax matters, both domestic and international, including tax planning, consulting, and litigation.

Joel has been involved in tax strategies developed for both domestic and international corporations, the design and implementation of efficient corporate structures that involve international estate planning, international tax and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. His practice focuses on Mexico investment structures, cross-border transactions, tax treaty planning, withholding obligations and reporting compliance on domestic and international transactions.

Additionally, Joel has been involved in conducting internal investigations and due diligence research on regulatory compliance issues, as well as cross-border transactional and M&A work.

He also represents clients before tax authorities in national and international disputes, as well as fiscal and administrative litigation. Joel has experience in the elaboration of defense remedies to demonstrate the unconstitutionality of the diverse tax reforms, successfully defending the interests of their clients.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Mexico,” co-author, The Private Wealth and Private Client Review, Law Business Research Ltd., October 2019


Haynes and Boone Represents Corporación POK in Cross-Border Sale

A multi-office team of lawyers led by Haynes and Boone Partner George Y. Gonzalez represented equity owners of Corporación POK, S.A. de C.V. in the sale of stock to Nucor Corporation.
The Law Reviews

The Private Wealth & Private Client Review: Mexico

Edgar Klee and Joel Gonzalez, lawyers in Haynes and Boone’s Mexico City office who focus on private wealth and tax law, contributed to a new legal guide titled, “The Private Wealth & Private Client Review - Edition 7.” They wrote the chapter that covers wealth management as governed by the law of Mexico.

Selected Client Representations

  • Participated as an advisor for various companies in the mining, transport, consumer, food and financial sectors, collaborating in auditing operations and restructuring groups, specifically, in the definition of efficient and convenient tax structures for their clients.

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