Juan de la Cruz Higuera Arias

Managing Partner

Juan de la Cruz Higuera Arias has over forty years of experience in tax consultancy and litigation. He has been a pioneer defending taxpayers’ rights in Mexico. During his professional career, he has obtained transcendental judicial precedents before the Supreme Court of Justice and the Judiciary, involving domestic and international tax matters. His practice has allowed the successful defense of notable business groups in the private sector, as well as government bodies. Juan de la Cruz is a permanent columnist in several prestigious law magazines and newspapers, and has appeared on radio and television programs. He has given multiple lectures and seminars about tax and administrative subjects.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Comisión Fiscal de la Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados, A.C.
  • Comisión Fiscal del Colegio de Contadores Públicos de México, A.C.
  • Academia Mexicana de Derecho Fiscal, A.C.

Academic Experience

  • Juan de la Cruz has been a postgraduate professor in Tax Law at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, the Colegio de Contadores Públicos de México, A.C., and the Escuela Bancaria y Comercial, S.C., among others

Publications

  • “La Modernización del Derecho Mexicano” by Editorial Porrúa (1994)
  • “Diccionario Analítico de Derechos Humanos e Integración Jurídica” by ISEG (2013)

Education

  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, PhD Law Studies
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Specialties in Constitutional and Administrative Law and Public Finances
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Licentiate in Law, Graduated with Honors

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Italian

Adriana Higuera Ornelas

Senior Associate

Adriana Higuera Ornelas is an advisor in domestic and international tax matters. She is experienced in dispute resolution, tax mediation and consulting, and administrative proceedings. Adriana has prior legal practice at the Mexican Federal Court of Administrative Justice and has also worked as a Tax Consultant for Deloitte Finland and KPMG Mexico. Also, she has participated in projects involving group reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs of national and international groups. Adriana has written multiple articles for specialized tax and legal magazines.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Comisión de Desarrollo Profesional Fiscal 2 del Colegio de Contadores Públicos de México, A.C.

Education

  • London School of Economics and Political Science, Master of Laws, Taxation
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Diploma in Taxation
  • Universidad Iberoamericana, Licentiate in Law, Graduated with Honors
  • Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Academic exchange

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

Juan de la Cruz Higuera Ornelas

 

Senior Associate

Juan de la Cruz Higuera Ornelas has focused his practice on Tax and Administrative Law. As a member of JCH Abogados, he has advised various individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations during tax audits, administrative proceedings, tax structure design and tax controversies, including the interpretation of tax treaties. Previously, he worked in prestigious law firms, where he participated in various mergers, spin-offs, and acquisitions, as well as finance, infrastructure, and energy projects. Juan de la Cruz regularly publishes tax and legal articles for specialized magazines.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Comisión de Desarrollo Profesional Fiscal del Colegio de Contadores Públicos de México, A.C.
  • Founding Member of the International Tax Center Association

Academic Experience

  • Professor in International Tax Law at the Faculty of Law of Universidad Panamericana
  • Teaching Assistant in Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law of Universidad Panamericana in 2015

Publications

  • “VAT Global Trends: What Are the Lessons To Be Drawn for Mexico?” in the International VAT Monitor by IBFD (2017)

Education

  • Universiteit Leiden, Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in International Tax Law, cum laude
  • Universidad Panamericana, Specialty in Amparo Law, Graduated with Honors
  • Universidad Panamericana, Licentiate in Law, Graduated with Honors

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French