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Latin Lawyer- Catching El Peje: what lawyers expect from AMLO's presidency

May, 2019

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is popularly known as El Peje because of his Tabasco accent. The nickname comes from the pejelagarto, a gatorfish from his native Tabasco. Like its freshwater counterpart, it's hard to pinpoint what he is, so Latin Lawyer asked some of Mexico's best lawyers for help, including our partner Luis Burgueño.

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Latin Lawyer- More dispute boards in LatAm construction contracts, urge panellists

May, 2019

Panellists at Latin Lawyer - Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Live 3rd Annual Arbitration Summit – held on April 30, 2019 in Miami – in which our partner Marco Tulio Venegas participated, called for the increased use of dispute boards in Latin American construction projects to stop them being put on hold.

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Approval of the Mexican Labor Reform

May, 2019

Following up on our prior news flash with respect to the labor reform bill approved by the Chamber of Deputies on April 16th of this year, allow us to inform you that the Senate of the Republic passed the version sent by said Chamber on April 29th and today the decree was published in the Official Federal Gazette amending various provisions of the Federal Labor Law, the Organizational Law of the Federal Judicial Branch, the Federal Law for the Public Defense, the National Workers Housing Fund Institute Law and the Social Security Law, in matters of labor justice, freedom of association and collective bargaining negotiations. 

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General Provisions Regulating the AML Self-Regularization Programs

April, 2019

As we anticipated in our note published on January 25, 2019, on April 16, 2019 the General Provisions Regulating the Self-Regularization Programs (the “Provisions”) were published in the Official Federal Gazette. The purpose of these Provisions is to establish the form, terms and procedures for those bound by them and that have engaged in vulnerable activities according to the Federal Law for the Prevention and Identification of Operations with Resources of Unlawful Origin.

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Ruling waiving the payment of debts, fiscal fines, surcharges and enforcement expenditures as well as the granting of administrative benefits

April, 2019

On April 15 the “General ruling waiving the debts, fiscal fines, surcharges and ordinary enforcement expenditures of contributions and the granting of the administrative benefits that are indicated” (“Ruling”) was published in the Official Gazette of Mexico City.

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The Chamber of Deputies passes bill reforming Federal Labor Law

April, 2019

On April 11, 2019 the Chamber of Deputies passed a bill reforming various provisions of the Federal Labor Law, as well as other secondary laws. This reform adjusts the secondary labor legislation to the provisions of the constitutional reform published on February 24, 2017, which changes the labor justice system and establishes the principles of freedom of association and collective bargaining negotiation, among other matters.
 
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Latin Lawyer- COFECE probes Mexico corn flour market

April, 2019

Mexico’s competition authority is investigating suspected anticompetitive practices in the corn flour market and our Partner, Fernando Carreño, expressed his opinion regarding the relevance of this investigation due to the importance of corn flour in Mexican gastronomy.

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Centralized acquisition of medicines and healing material, for the federal entities, for year 2019

April, 2019

The call to tender for the first centralized purchase of medicines and healing material for federal entities, for the second half of 2019, will be published in the Official Federal Gazette no later than May 7, 2019.

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Provisions applicable to Sandboxes issued by the SHCP & CNBV

April, 2019

The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (the “SHCP”) and the National Banking and Securities Commission (the “CNBV”), on March 11 and 19, 2019, in the scope of their jurisdictions, published in the Official Federal Gazette (the “DOF”) i. the General Provisions applicable to Sandboxes referred to in the Law Regulating Financial Technology Institutions; and ii. the General Provisions relative to companies authorized to operate Sandboxes referred to in the Law Regulating Financial Technology Institutions, respectively (jointly the “Provisions”); pursuant to the Law Regulating Financial Technology Institutions (the “Law”), published in the DOF on March 9, 2018.

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Mandatory compliance with the Network Code initiates for all medium and high voltage users connected to the grid

April, 2019

This past April 8, 2016, the Energy Regulatory Commission (“CRE”) issued the Network Code (Criteria for efficiency, quality, reliability, continuity, security and sustainability of the National Electrical System), which establishes the minimum technical requirements that all members of the electrical industry must meet so the National Electrical System (“SEN”) can reach the technical condition in which it operates without violating operative limits and with sufficient reserve margins to support any kind of contingency.

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