Gerardo Flores Castañón
Gerardo Flores Castañón, associate lawyer in charge of the practice of Public Policy and Government Affairs.
2019 – 2020 The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Master of Public Policy (Awarded the Chevening Scholarship by the UK government), London, United Kingdom
2017 – Present. National Autonomous University of Mexico (U.N.A.M.), Second Bachelor in Economics. One semester to finish; Faculty of Economics, Mexico City.
2014 – 2015 National Autonomous University of Mexico (U.N.A.M.), Specialty in Constitutional Law; Faculty of Law, Mexico City
2010 – 2015 National Autonomous University of Mexico (U.N.A.M., Bacherlor at Law; Faculty of Law, Mexico City.
2017 The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Diploma in International Political Economy, London, United Kingdom.
2015 – 2016 Technology Autonomous Institute of Mexico (I.T.A.M.), Diploma in Economics, Mexico City
2016 National Autonomous University of Mexico (U.N.A.M.), Diploma in Constitutional Law, Mexico City
Senior Associate Attorney with notable experience in Public Policy matters, Government Affairs, Authorized Donors, Tax Litigation, Public Tenders, among other legal practices. Mr. Castañón is in charge of the Public Policy and Government Affairs practice at the Firm since 2021.
As an expert policy maker from the private sector, Mr. Castañón's consultancy experience includes:
Providing legal consultancy and research on public policy matters related in different law fields. He has been mainly focused on public finance policies such as tax and fiscal fields, among other legal areas, including economics fields for federal and local governments and senior officers.
As an advisor, Mr. Gerardo has been also actively involved in complex corporate and tax restructuring of several important NGOs. Moreover, he provides pro bono consultancy for several NGOs in Mexico, including some of the most important in the country.
Mr. Castañón is also in charge of government affairs, part of his experience includes public tenders in legal services offered by the Firm.
Mr. Castañón's tax litigation experience includes:
Representing several individuals and multinational companies’ clients in tax and constitutional federal courts. This has included advising on the most important strategies, elaboration reviews and following up of tax and constitutional arguments for clients’ interests defence through revocation appeals, nullity claims, amparo remedy, lawsuits among others, in national as well as international courts.
Due to his excellent networking skills and leadership, Mr. Gerardo is in charge of direct relationship and networking with senior public officers, magistrates, judges, deputies and senior lawyers.
Mr. Gerardo has been professor of the main Mexican University since 2017. He teaches Public Finance, Economics Law and Economics Theory in the Faculty of Law of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Mr. Castañón was awarded the Chevening Scholarship by the British Government in 2019, in which he was chosen among 52,000 other international applicants. During that year, Mr. Gerardo was accepted to study his Master at the London School of Economics and Political Science, but he was also accepted by all ten universities where he applied to such as the University of Oxford, UCL, Edinburgh University, Kings College, Warwick University among other top UK universities.
Mr. Castañón has also been jury in international law competitions. For example, he was jury of the Interuniversity Human Rights Law Competition, Sergio García Ramírez, among recognized senior Public Mexican officers and senior Academists. Since 2017, Mr. Castañón was appointed Secretary of the Council in Mexico of Aspen Institute, A.C. which is the second most influential NGO in terms of education for public policy advising, seminars, and leadership in Mexico.
He was awarded the Council of the University award by the UNAM’s Rector since he was elected to represent over 350,000 students for the 2014-2016 period. He was also elected President of the Student Union in the Faculty of Law in which he represented over 16,000 law students.
Mr. Castañón also offers lectures, congresses and courses in some universities and several academic institutions, some interviews in national radio and writes legal, economic and political opinions.
Mr. Castañón is currently part of the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce). He was invited to be part of the Legislative Liaison Commission; Tax Committee; Economic Policy Committee; Trade Commission Investment Policies; Banking Commission, Trade Finance.