Our Automotive & Manufacturing industry group has a sophisticated team of lawyers specialized in the design, implementation and development of commercial and industrial activities of leading national and international companies in the sector, such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), auto parts companies (Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3), maquiladoras, manufacturers and distributors of new vehicles.

For more than thirty four years, Von Wobeser y Sierra has given advice in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases and the establishment in Mexico of new operations for manufacturing, assembly, supply, distribution and sale to the final consumer. The Automotive & Manufacturing industry group has seven partners and ten associates, all with extensive experience in the most relevant legal areas of the sector, who are able to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary support. We offer our clients top notch advice in each of the relevant practice areas: Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Planning, International Trade & Customs, Labor, Executive Compensation, Energy, Environmental, Anti-corruption & Compliance, Dispute Resolution, and Real Estate.

The clients that this industry group advises include numerous leading companies in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, as well as national and international service providers. Our clients have their headquarters in countries as diverse as Mexico, United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, Austria and Japan.

The legal and business solutions we offer include the different stages of commercial and industrial activity: design, preparatory phase, start of operations, daily activity and relevant corporate, administrative, tax and regulatory matters. The advice ranges from the definition and/or confirmation of the best business strategy for the needs of the client to the identification and obtaining of permits and authorizations from the appropriate authorities. The lawyers of the Automotive & Manufacturing industry group have effectively participated in innumerable acquisition operations of companies and manufacturing and maquila units in Mexico, including the transfer of assets between them and their parent companies abroad. They have also taken part in the legal advice and comprehensive planning needed to establish companies and units in Mexico dedicated to the manufacturing or assembly of products and auto parts, for direct or indirect export, in the framework of the IMMEX program. The team has ample experience in value added tax (VAT) certifications and in reconstruction of the inventory control systems or annexes 24 and 31, with which we help our clients avoid exorbitant tax liabilities or potential closures.

The partners and lawyers of this industry group actively participate in the most important forums and associations of the field. In this way the risks and opportunities that can result from business environments and government actions are anticipated and we can inform our clients in advance, so they avoid harm and obtain benefits.