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DUANE MORRIS
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 http://www.ipmexico2008.com/


FREDERICKS 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 consumer loans.

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
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 airport.

• Login an update your information if you wish.

For more information, visit us at www.mexicana.com or call 800 419 3126.


CONTINENTAL
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


STRASBURGER & 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
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 www.citeusa.org for more information.


AMPER, 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.


ROCIO NEUMANN
New York City is a prime attraction as a living destination and an investment opportunity to the international community.

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:

Rocio Neumann
Prudential Douglas Elliman
575 Madison Ave. 5th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Tel 917-968-6803 Mobile
212-891-7717 Office

 


POSADAS
Enjoy and Live a Grand Experience at the New Fiesta Americana Grand Guadalajara Country Club. Book now and receive 1,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles per night of stay plus a free night certificate for your next visit. For more information and reservations please call us at 800-FIESTA-1 or visit fiestamericana.com/aadvantage


 

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