Graduated in 1970 from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico City), receiving a LLB. Received a Masters in Comparative Jurisprudence (diploma) from New York University in 1974. Received a JD from ICFES in Colombia, South America, in 1982.
Practiced with the law firm of Baker & McKenzie from 1970 through 2010, where he was elected international partner in 1977. Founding partner of Béndiksen, Enríquez, Salazar, Santoyo & Yanar.
Advisor to Mexican and multinational corporations and to individuals. Extensive experience in international tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, permanent establishments, cross-border transactions, transfer pricing, taxation of nonresident entities and individuals, corporate taxation, business flat tax and VAT.
Writes widely on domestic and international tax topics. Among many other publications, Mr. González-Béndiksen:
- Co-authored the section on Mexico in CCH’s “International Transfer Pricing Laws”.
- Directed and co-authored CCH’s “Mexican Tax Guide”.
- Is the editor of “Practical Mexican Tax Strategies” published bi-monthly by World Tax Executives, Inc./Thomson Reuters.
- Is the correspondent in Mexico for Tax Notes International.
- Co-authored the Mexico country profile for the Global Tax Guide, published by BNA International.
- Frequent speaker at Mexican and international forums on domestic and international tax matters.
- Repeatedly listed in the Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisors published by Euromoney Publications of London.
- Ranked regularly as a leading advisor on Mexican tax matters in the annual poll of 1000 corporate tax directors conducted by International Tax Review.
- Named as one of the top tax lawyers in Latin America by Latin Lawyer.
- Recognized as a leading individual on cross-border structuring matters by International Tax Review.
- Recognized as “Tax Advisor of the Year” by “Defensa Fiscal”, a specialized Mexican tax publication, in 2005.
- Recognized regularly by Chambers & Partners in its Global Guide as one of the best tax lawyers in Mexico, dubbing him as “a phenomenal tax lawyer, especially in consulting and litigation”.
- Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), where he was President of the Colombia chapter, wrote a national report on Tax Treatment of Computer Software and was a member of the discussion panels at the annual congresses of Amsterdam (1988) and Delhi (1997).
- Member of the Precedents and Legislation Committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), Mexico Branch.
- Honorary member of the Colombian Institute of Tax Law (ICDT) since 1992.
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