Elizabeth González Gasca

Local Partner, Mexico City

Biography

Overview

Elizabeth's professional practice focuses on tax law. As part of her practice, she constantly provides tax advice to clients in corporate income tax and international tax treaties, assisting multinational companies to provide them with tailor-made solutions to optimize the taxes around their day-to-day businesses and to successfully respond to liabilities arising from differences in tax law interpretation with the Mexican authorities.

Elizabeth's principal client focus is in the oil and gas, construction, technology, media and telecommunications, and manufacturing industries.

Prior to joining the Firm, Elizabeth was a Senior Associate in an international law firm. Previously, she worked for the Central International Tax Audit of Large Taxpayers for the Tax Administration Service (SAT).

Elizabeth's experience includes representing Mexico in the analysis and discussions regarding Action 7 of the BEPS Action Plan at the OECD conference in Paris, which puts her ahead of the curve in her capacity to help clients address and resolve complex tax matters with global implications.

Elizabeth has been a speaker in several business seminars in Mexico, Madrid, Houston and Miami. In 2019, she represented INDEX in the discussions with Mexico's Congressional tax committees related to the 2020 Tax Reform.

Bars and Courts
Authorized to practice law in Mexico
Education
Master's in Business Administration
IPADE Business School
Bachelor's in Law
Universidad Panamericana
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

Elizabeth represented an oil and gas industry service company in an administrative appeal and an open tax audit that had previously been handled by three other firms over a period of six years. This case was focused on the client's entire business model and its correct recognition of revenue and expenses for accounting and tax purposes, including all the client's payments to foreign-related parties.*

Elizabeth assisted oil and gas clients to address tax matters related to their participation in a bidding process resulting from Mexico's energy law reform, as well as various farm-out agreements.*

She advised various payment service providers and other digital platforms regarding their compliance with Mexico's latest round of value-added tax and income tax rule changes.*

Elizabeth represented a seismic service provider in a significant tax controversy with the Mexican tax authority regarding the authority's challenge of a highly complex business model involving seven permanent establishments in Mexico and three separate tax audits spanning five fiscal years.*

She represented a retail company in a mutual agreement procedure (MAP) and thanks to her innovative and specialized approach to the case, the Mexican tax authority accepted to implement the agreement reached with the U.S. tax authority.*

*Matters prior to joining White & Case

Speaking Engagements

Has been a speaker in several business seminars in Mexico, Madrid, Houston and Miami.

In 2019, represented INDEX in the discussions with Mexico's Congressional tax committees related to the 2020 Tax Reform.

In 2013, represented Mexico in the analysis and discussions regarding Action 7 of the BEPS Action Plan at the OECD in Paris.

Publications

Elizabeth published technical articles in International Tax Notes, Forbes and Puntos Finos.