Rafael Sánchez


Universidad Panamericana (Campus Guadalajara)
Law Degree, 2011

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Diplomado en Comercio Exterior y Operación Aduanera, 2013


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Rafael Sánchez joined Cuesta Campos in October 2009. His practice has focused on Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, foreign trade and tax law. He has also been involved in research works regarding Tax Law, Foreign Trade programs, and joint ventures.

In the foreign trade field, his experience includes procedures in origin verification, tariff classification, and non-tariff regulations. In corporate matters, he provides assistance in the incorporation of companies, compliance of corporate, contractual and administrative obligations; contractual negotiations, due diligence, as well as the review and preparation of agreements and corporate by-laws.

Prior to joining Cuesta Campos, Rafael was involved in civil and commercial litigation, non-contractual obligations compliance, constitutional review, and notary public law.

Representative Matters

Foreign Trade and Tax:
Legal opinions on compliance with Mexican regulations in connection to foreign trade, consumers’ protection, and tax matters.
Legal consulting on tariff classification and rules of origin.
Representation of companies in origin inspection procedures conducted by Mexican Revenue Agency.
Analysis of tax effects on commercial transactions and corporate strategies.
Negotiation with authorities and assistance in compliance with tax and administrative obligations.
Expats structures and analysis, under tax, labor and immigration perspective, for domestic projects.

Corporate and Contractual Law:
Negotiation with contracting parties and preparation of documents in mergers and acquisitions of entities and assets.
Preventative and transactional due diligences.
Sells and acquisitions of properties, incorporation and extinguishment of trusts.
Incorporations of Mexican companies and preparation of legal corporate documents.
Dissolution and liquidation of entities.
Joint Venture projects.
Legal consulting on projects of sale, distribution and rendering of services.

Seminars and Presentations

“Membership and Human Rights: justice and immigration law”. Universidad Panamericana. November 2010.

Nafta: Verification Audits – Most Common False Beliefs and Recommendations. May, 2016. American Chamber of Commerce.

Nafta: A Reality Check. August, 2017. American Chamber of Commerce.


"NAFTA: Facts, Inertia and Reality Check" published in the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). Co-author. June, 2017

"NAFTA: Verification Audits - Most Common False Beliefs and Recommendations", published in the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). Co-author. May, 2016

"Membership and Human Rights: justice and immigration law". University panameric. November 2010.


Mariano Otero Award (With Honors) 2011, by the Chamber of Commerce of Guadalajra. Dissertation: “Membership and Human Rights: justice and immigration law”.

Specialty areas

Mergers & Acquisitions
Foreign trade
Corporate Law
Contract Law


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