Thomas Meagher, a partner at the Intellectual
Property practice of Duane Morris will participate
as moderator in the Conference “Intellectual
Property in the Americas: Free Trade Agreements,
Current Issues and the Future of IP” that will take
place in Mexico City from April 6th-8th, 2008.
Specifically, Mr. Meagher will moderate the panel
“Technology Commercialization from the University
Perspective: How is it working?” This 3 day
conference will bring together leaders from the
Intellectual Property to discuss, share and develop
the best practices in this important topic. For more
information about this conference, please visit
MICHAEL & CO
Fredericks Michael & Co. is pleased to announce that
Banco Santander (Spain), through its consumer
lending unit Santander Consumer Finance, has
acquired 85% of Financiera Alcanza (Mexico).
Santander Consumer Finance is Europe’s leading
consumer and auto loans company. Through this
acquisition in Mexico, Santander Consumer Finance
establishes a foothold to continue its growth
strategy in Latin America. Fredericks Michael & Co.
initiated this transaction and acted as financial
advisor to Banco Santander. Alcanza is a Mexican
consumer finance company (SOFOL) that focuses on
For more than two decades, Fredericks Michael has
served as a financial advisor to large corporations,
private and family-controlled businesses, and
financial sponsors seeking to execute cross-border
mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic
alliances in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
With offices in New York and London, our teams of
seasoned, multinational professionals offer clients
the critical local knowledge, cross-cultural
understanding and industry relationships needed to
carry out transactions in a time-efficient, thorough
and discreet manner.
Mexicana Airlines announces new exclusive concierge
program at JFK Airport
For the Business Traveler we have the perfect
program to simplify your airport experience; our
Exclusive Concierge Program.
Once enrolled, enjoy the advantages:
• Advance check-in
• Personalized service at the
• Login an update your information
if you wish.
For more information, visit us at
or call 800 419 3126.
Continental Airlines was awarded tentative approval
by the Department of Transportation to operate daily
nonstop service between New York/Newark and Shanghai
beginning in March 2009. Shanghai will be the third
city in China following Hong Kong and Beijing. For
more information log on to continental.com
& PRICE LLP
Strasburger & Price LLP opened its New York office
in September 2007, headed by partner John Rogers.
Strasburger has about 200 lawyers in offices in
Texas, Mexico City and Washington DC, handling
international, corporate and financial services
matters. Leonora Olmedo of Strasburger's JV partner
Forastieri Abogados brings Mexican law expertise to
their joint New York office.
CITE will be holding its “Mexico Tax Update”
conference February 25 & 26 at the Westin Riverwalk
in San Antonio. The conference will focus on the New
IMMEX Decree and the impact on former maquila and
PITEX legislation. Also included will be a
discussion of the new flat tax IETU. Contact CITE
for more information.
POLITZINER & MATTIA
Amper, Politziner & Mattia, a regional accounting
and consulting firm, delivers superior audit, tax
and financial services to clients doing business in
the global marketplace. Amper is a member of Baker
Tilly International, allowing us to provide clients
with the "state-of-the-art" in professional services
by keeping us updated on tax and accounting issues
as they change, not only in the United States, but
in countries around the globe. Through the Baker
Tilly International Latin American Regional Council,
Amper’s International Services Group offers our
clients with operations in Mexico and other Latin
American countries the resources, expertise and key
contacts that help assure their success. The
Council’s Annual Conference is held in a different
member firm’s home country each year; the November
2007 conference was held in Guatemala.
January 9 – 11, 2008, Amper was a sponsor of the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’
first International Issues Conference, held in
Washington, DC, and presented a session on
International Financial Reporting Standards.
Cristina Wolff, Tax Principal from Amper’s New York
office, served on the Conference Steering Committee.
New York City is a prime attraction as a living
destination and an investment opportunity to the
Originally from Mexico, Rocio has
been a real estate broker for over 20 years and
successfully sold Manhattan co-ops and condominiums
spanning territories from Long Island to Manhattan.
Rocio make the purchase or sale process educational
and seamless for clients looking to move across town
or from any location on the globe.
Whether you are buying, selling,
relocating or investing, the right real estate
professional will make the difference.
You can contact me at:
Prudential Douglas Elliman
575 Madison Ave. 5th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Tel 917-968-6803 Mobile
Enjoy and Live a Grand Experience at the New Fiesta
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