Businesses of all types and sizes throughout the United States, Mexico and beyond bring their disputes to Gardere's litigation team and receive practical, responsive, boutique-style attention in return. Our clients have access to the firepower and value of a well-known and highly-regarded Firm's capabilities and interdisciplinary strengths.
Gardere has a national and international energy practice formed around our Energy Industry Team, which is a multidisciplinary group of approximately 80 attorneys with diverse backgrounds, experience and skills specific to the energy industry. Our team includes attorneys who have served as in-house counsel for major energy companies, providing a depth of insight into our clients' needs, issues and concerns. We understand and regularly practice in virtually every sector of the energy, and we represent a wide variety of industry participants from multinational corporations to individuals.
From our offices in the United States and Mexico, our International Practice helps clients operate in today’s global economy. We have more than 30 professionals operating as a boutique within an Am Law 200 law firm and are able to provide focused service with the resources of a large firm. We understand that clients who are engaged in the global marketplace need lawyers who can operate seamlessly across multiple jurisdictions. Our international experts are multi-lingual, are culturally fluent and intimately familiar with various legal systems across the world, especially those in Latin America. Whether you need help with commercial transactions, regulatory matters, customs and import regulations, immigration matters, M&A and joint ventures, international disputes, or international tax planning, Gardere’s international team is here to assist you.
We represent domestic and foreign private funds in all aspects of fund formation, fund operations, platform and add-on acquisitions, and portfolio company operations. Our team has a reputation for being the go-to-lawyers for private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds and family offices. We are known for our vast deal experience, the efficient way we staff and manage our work, and the way we maintain our relationships. We get deals done with sophisticated, strategic, and practical advice tailored to the needs of our clients.
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Fernando Camarena is a senior business and legal advisor on international and domestic tax issues in Mexico, providing both tax counseling and assistance with litigation. He represents small companies to Fortune 500, FTSE 100 and other global and brand name corporations in the energy, manufacturing, nutritional supplement, insurance and other industries. Fernando is frequently sought after by clients for his broad understanding of tax laws and systems around the world.
Fernando is described by clients in the Chambers & Partners Latin American Guide as having deep financial knowledge that "allows him to understand not only the tax implications but also the business with which he is dealing." With referrals from clients and major law firms around the world, he is passionate about clients’ primary goal of conducting business in Mexico as tax efficiently as possible.
Fernando is an experienced M&A and corporate lawyer. He understands the corporate vision, as well as the technical transaction specifics for U.S. and foreign corporations, such as the permanent establishment issue that arises in joint ventures, especially in the energy industry, and the country-specific treaties on double taxation. His experience also encompasses insurance regulatory and government contracts matters.
U.S. and European companies are confident when they hire Fernando that he has superior international tax knowledge, and that he understands the entire business picture and structure under which they are operating. American clients appreciate that he knows the reporting that must be done in the U.S. – FIN 48, which they must file when they have an income tax issue abroad. Fernando is also well-versed in current and horizon issues, such as the Mexico tax reform law of January 2014 and Mexico’s energy and constitutional reform.
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