Erika Padilla

Associate

Overview

Erika Padilla is an associate at Foley Gardere Arena in Mexico City. She has experience in tax and customs litigation and controversy, representation before tax and customs authorities, corporate and international taxation (tax planning and consulting). She also has corporate counsel experience with knowledge in the legal needs of a corporation from the inside, such as drafting, reviewing and negotiating all types of contracts and legal documents, including finance and banking agreements, providing legal advice to the commercial and investment departments and developing the organization’s policies on specific issues, corporate governance and regulatory affairs.

Before joining Foley, Erika was a senior legal manager at Grupo Gigante, where she drafted, reviewed and negotiated all types of contracts and legal documents, including finance and banking agreements, franchise, distribution and license agreements, real estate leases, merges and acquisitions, etc. She also provided legal advice to the commercial and investment departments. Additionally, she developed the organization’s policies on specific issues, including corporate governance and regulatory affairs.

Erika was an associate law professor at Universidad Panamericana, where she developed and taught “Mexico’s Fiscal Code” and “Income Tax” courses.

Erika also worked as a tax counsel. She prepared and filed legal remedies before tax and judicial courts and tax authorities. She also addressed complex tax and customs issues, performed tax-planning operations, and advised clients on corporate tax and foreign trade and customs matters.

Erika began her law career as a law clerk. She prepared tax memoranda and other legal documents, filed legal remedies and documents before tax and judicial courts and tax authorities, handled legal research and analysis for assigned cases, and assisted in the elaboration and registration of certified documents and notary duties.

Education

  • Universidad Panamericana, Law Degree (2014)
  • New York University, Essentials of US International Tax Law Program (2016)

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

Capabilities