Joel Gonzalez Lopez is an associate in the International Practice Group at Haynes and Boone, SC in Mexico City. His practice focuses on providing corporate and tax legal advice to companies in Mexico, including corporate and regulatory compliance, corporate tax matters, foreign investment and antitrust regulations, internal investigations, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, contracts and regulatory issues in general.
Joel also has represented clients in complex internal investigations and regulatory compliance matters, as well as cross-border transactional and M&A work.
Additionally, Joel has been involved in corporate, contractual and 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
- 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 corporate tax structures for their clients, assisting clients in day-to-day legal and compliance activities with an emphasis on corporate and commercial aspects.
- “Mexico,” co-author, Lexology In-Depth: Private Wealth and Private Client, November 2023
Graduate Degree, Administrative Law, Universidad Panamericana, 2010
Law Degree, Universidad Panamericana, 2009
Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Edgar Klee and Associate Joel Gonzalez Lopez authored a chapter in the 12th Edition of Lexology In-Depth on the new administration bringing changes to various areas of the Mexican economy, which may bring new business opportunities for investors, but also new rules that will have to be reviewed to better capitalize on the opportunities in the new political environment [...]