Alexis Michel
Partner / Mexico City



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Practice Areas

Practice Focus

Alexis focuses his practice not only in the compliance of customs and foreign trade obligations, but in identifying and developing areas with expansion opportunities for his clients.

Alexis is specialized in tariff classification, customs valuation, implementation of free trade agreements, origin verifications, criteria confirmation and certifications before different authorities, as well as development of foreign trade development programs as “Maquila”, Sector Promotion and Drawback. He has extensive experience in the performance of audits and represents clients before tax and customs authorities in audits and administrative proceedings. Fur-thermore, Alexis successfully assists clients in un¬fair trade practices matters including antidumping and subventions issues.


Bio Narrative

Professional Practice
Alexis Michel has focused his practice not only in the compliance of customs and foreign trade obligations, but also in identifying and developing areas with expansion opportunities for his clients. Alexis is specialized in tariff classification, customs valuation, implementation of free trade agreements, origin verifications, criteria confirmation and certifications before different authorities, as well as development of foreign trade development programs as Maquila, Sector Promotion and Drawback

Likewise, he has extensive experience in the performance of internal audits to verify compliance with the obligations arising from foreign trade transactions. He has represented clients before the different tax and customs authorities in audits, administrative proceedings and contesting of resolutions derived therefrom. Furthermore, he has developed a successful practice in international commerce unfair trade practices such as antidumping and subventions.

Prior Experience
Before joining SMPS, Alexis worked at Jauregui, Navarrete, Nader y Rojas, S.C., White & Case LLP, Trón y Natera, S.C. and Natera y Espinoza, S.C., accruing more than 17 years of experience.

Education
Alexis obtained his J.D. from the División de Estudios Superiores of Centro Universitario México, with honors, in 1998 and his degree in the Specialty in Tax Law from Universidad Panamericana with honors in 2006.

Languages
Alexis is fluent in both, English and Spanish


Professional Associations

Alexis is currently Coordinator of the Foreign Trade Commission of the Mexican Bar Association

He is also a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce, in Mexico City.


Publications

  • “Nuevo esquema de empresas certificadas NEEC”, (New scheme of certified companies NEEC) Puntos Finos magazine, 2013
  • “El nuevo paradigma de la logística” (The new paradigm of logistics) Consultant for Valor Corporativo magazine, 2013
  • “Reglas y Criterios de Carácter General en Materia de Comercio Exterior”, (Foreign Trade Rules and Criteria) Puntos Finos magazine, 2013


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