Professional profile

Carlos vast experience includes advising clients not only on cross-border and domestic tax aspects of corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures, financing and restructuring, but also in the creation and implementation of legal and tax structures for the financing of projects and operations in Mexico.  Carlos’ practice has a strong emphasis in the Energy and Real Estate sectors. Additionally, Carlos has represented clients in a wide range of industries in tax audits and litigation matters.  

Before joining Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego as a partner, Carlos worked as a foreign associate in GM Avocats in Paris, where he advised and participated on the implementation of business operations of French companies around the Globe, mainly in Mexico, Spain, Panama and other Latin American countries. During 2017 Carlos acted as former Tax Director at Dentons López Velarde in Mexico City and previously a member of Creel Abogados and tax boutique Ortiz, Sainz y Erreguerena.  

In the energy sector, Carlos has successfully represented clients such as Noble Energy, Avanzia, ATCO, DC Energy and Solaire Direct, as well as various industries such as Mezzo Di Pasta, RTA and Kerzner Palmilla Hotel Partners, among others. 

Carlos obtained his law degree (JD/LL.B. equivalent) from Escuela Libre de Derecho (Mexico City) in 2010, where he graduated with high honors. In 2014 he obtained an LL.M., as well as a Certificate of Specialization in Energy & Clean Technology from UC Berkeley School of Law. 

Carlos is a native Spanish speaker and is also fluent in English and French. 

Carlos has been acknowledged in the Legal 500 Latin American editorial as a notable practitioner in the Tax Sector in Mexico.

Carlos was Mexico’s representative before the United Nations as an expert in Internet Taxation at the Internet Governance Forum 2015 (IGF 2015). 

He has published several energy and tax related articles in domestic and international magazines, such as “Mexican Tax Incentives for Green Energy Companies(in English) published by Tax Notes International and “The ABC of the New Energy Statues”, “The Oil Industry Taking under the Eyes of the US” and the “Energy Future of the Country, Mission Accomplished?” (in Spanish) published by CR magazine. 

Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC). 

International Fiscal Association “IFA”

Cámara de Comercio Franco Mexicana

Senior Energy Associates

T. +52 (55) 5202-0717


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