J orge Correa Cervera

JORGE CORREA IS A PARTNER IN THE MEXICO CITY OFFICE. HIS PRACTICE SPECIALIZES ON CORPORATE AND INTERNATIONAL TAX WITH AN EMPHASIS ON CAPITAL MARKETS & FINANCIAL PRODUCTS, CROSS-BORDER STRUCTURING, M&A, ENERGY, AND ESTATE PLANNING (INCLUDING FATCA & CRS).

Mr. Correa regularly advises global investment firms, financial institutions and multinational enterprises, on transactions and investments in Mexico across multiple industries and asset classes, including energy & natural resources, infrastructure, private equity, and real estate. Notably, he advised leading global investment firms on sale and leaseback agreements with Mexico’s state-owned oil company, including structuring their investments in Mexico. In capital markets, Mr. Correa has advised both issuers and underwriters on a number of domestic and global offerings, including offerings of new asset classes (such as FIBRA I, CKD and FIBRA E). In M&A, he has advised private equity funds and enterprises on fund formation and carrying-on various investments across different industries and sectors, such as energy & natural resources, and consumer products. Mr. Correa has also advised financial institutions and multinational enterprises on developing highly-sophisticated tax regulations, securing important private letter rulings, and obtaining large VAT refunds.

Mr. Correa has been featured as a Leading Lawyer in the field of tax by various international publications, including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 International Tax Review named Mr. Correa one of Mexico’s “Indirect Tax Leaders”. Mr. Correa was awarded the Generación Anáhuac medal by Universidad Anáhuac Mayab in 2015, and was featured in the 2014 30 promises in their 30s ranking of CNN Expansión.

Mr. Correa is a member of the International Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, and the Business Advisory Group on FATCA & CRS of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, inter alia.

Mr. Correa is a frequent speaker on issues of corporate and international tax, such as BEPS, tax transparency, tax certainty, and new asset classes (e.g., FIBRA I, CKD, and FIBRA E). Likewise, he is frequently interviewed by foreign and national press, such as Tax Notes International, International Tax Review, and Puntos Finos.

Mr. Correa was born in Mérida, Mexico. He obtained his law degree (JD) from Universidad Anáhuac Mayab and his master’s degree in Tax Law from Universidad Panamericana, both with honors. Since 2008, he has been an assistant professor at Universidad Panamericana.

Mr. Correa worked for ten years at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, where he held various positions including Assistant Deputy Commissioner (Oil & Gas), Assistant Deputy Commissioner (International Tax Legal Affairs), and Competent Authority for tax treaty interpretation. In 2013-2014, he was a Consultant in the Paris headquarters of the OECD, where he served as the principal draftsperson of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

Mr. Correa is fluent in English and his native Spanish.