Press Room

June 16, 2015

Andersen Tax & Legal Launch in Latin America

Andersen Global is proud to announce its expansion into Latin America with the addition of well-respected firms NOVINT, Capin, Ibañez & Asociados and Montes, Hernández, López y Del Castillo, accounting and law firms, respectively, in Mexico.  

“Latin America is the next major step in our firm’s growth, and Mexico will be the hub of our expansion,” said Mark Vorsatz, CEO of Andersen Tax. “Mexico is a very strategic addition in what we anticipate will be a robust presence throughout the region.”

These firms will be known in Mexico as Andersen Tax & Legal. The lawyers and accountants in the firms noted above joining Andersen Tax & Legal there will be the first in the Andersen Global family to adopt the name. Andersen Tax & Legal will have locations in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey and expects to add several additional locations before the end of the year.

More than 100 accounting and legal professionals will join Andersen Global as part of Andersen Tax & Legal in Mexico, including six accountants and seven lawyers as partners that provide deep tax expertise across many service lines, including international taxation, transfer pricing, corporate taxation and foreign trade. The legal department is well known for extensive legal experience involving tax law and litigation, tax planning, mergers & acquisitions, cross border transaction, capital markets and complex financial instruments, administrative law, commercial and civil litigation, wealth management regulation, financial law and labor law. Gil Andrés Lara Morales, CPA, and attorney Pablo Miguel Ibañez Mariel will lead Andersen Tax & Legal in Mexico.

“We are extremely excited to join Andersen Global and reconnect with our former colleagues with whom we worked at Arthur Andersen,” expressed Gil Andrés Lara Morales. “Our clients’ needs are increasingly international in nature and our integration with Andersen Global will ensure that they receive best-in-class service throughout the world.”

“Launching legal services in Latin America is an incredible opportunity for our clients, our firm and our people,” said Pablo M. Ibañez Mariel. Joining Andersen Global complements our existing legal services and, because of our shared history at Arthur Andersen, our core values and commitment to client service are fully aligned.” 

With the additional locations in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey, Andersen Global now has 37 international locations and approximately 1,100 professionals worldwide. Andersen Global was founded by Andersen Tax in the United States in 2013. Andersen Tax was previously known as WTAS before changing its name in September, 2014 after acquiring the rights to the Andersen name.