Roberto Padilla Ordaz is an associate and specialises in federal taxation matters in Mexico, with an emphasis on M&A, financial institutions and investment structures. Roberto is a public accountant from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City, where he took a postgraduate course in corporate advisory. Roberto holds a master’s degree in tax law from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City. He has contributed to several publications on taxation topics.
At a macro level, the dominant trend affecting the private wealth arena in the last 12 months continues to be the impact of various supranational initiatives seeking greater transparency with respect to anti-money laundering regimes and tax information exchange. I propose to focus in this year’s introduction on the central importance of the concept of ‘beneficial ownership’ and the theme of convergence in the increasingly interconnected arenas of anti-money laundering policy and tax information exchange.