Christian R Natera is founding partner of NATERA, and currently heads the firm. Graduated cum laude in both, public accounting and law from the Mexican Autonomous Technological Institute (ITAM), Mr Natera is a complete tax attorney. Further, he received his degree in customs legislation from the Mexican International Trade Bank, and his degree in international trade from the Dutch School of Mexico.
Mr Natera has represented domestic and foreign entities in tax, customs and transfer pricing matters. Clients and peers praise his ability in finding business oriented solutions to complex tax problems and structures. He has sound experience in representing clients before tax and customs authorities, and in controversy procedures. His clientele includes different industries such as the automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, retail, oil exploitation and mining, among others.
During his professional carrier, Mr Natera has developed a recognized prestige participating in many forums in the accounting, taxation and international trade & customs arenas. His professional memberships, among others, are: Member of the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants; Former president of International Trade Committee of the Association of Public Accountants of Mexico; Member of the Mexican Branch of the International Fiscal Association ("IFA"); Member of the Scientific Committee of the IFA Mexican Branch; Member of the National Association of Tax Specialists; Member of the International Trade Committee of the Public Finance and Tax Law Commission of the Mexican Bar; President of the Taxation Committee of the Mexican Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC"); Member of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Chapter of the ICC; Coordinator of the review of the Incoterms (2010 version) of the ICC; Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the IFA (Mexican Group); Member of the Tax Matters Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce.
His promotional activities involve his participation as author and co-author in several books; edited and published among others by: (i) The Mexican Institute of Public Accountants; (ii) The Mexican Institute of Financial Specialists; (iii) International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation and; (iv) Euromoney's Global and Corporate Tax Handbooks. Also, Mr Natera constantly presents papers and articles in taxation, financial and international trade topics, published by the following specialized editing houses: (i) Tax Editores Unidos, (ii) Mexican Association of Public Accountants, (iii) Mexican Institute of Public Accountants, (iv) ITAM, and (v) DoFiscal Editores, among others.
In addition, Mr Natera has lectured as professor in graduate and post graduate programs of the ITAM and other well recognized universities and institutions.