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As a follow-on to our client alerts “México Projects: Get Ready, Get Set . . .” and “México Projects Part II: Off to the Races!,” this alert summarizes one of the next steps of the Constitutional reforms opening both the oil...more
On February 18, both Argentina and the Exchange Bondholders Group filed petitions for writs of certiorari with the Supreme Court, seeking review of the Second Circuit’s rulings in the pari passu litigation. We discuss below...more
In the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, Congress required the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to adopt a rule requiring transparency and disclosure regarding the use of “conflict minerals” sourced from the Democratic Republic...more
In an unprecedented change in Mexican energy politics, the government has amended its Political Constitution to allow the participation of private capital in its upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas businesses. The...more
On December 13, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its decision in United States of America v. Under Seal. On December 19, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its...more
Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, introduced a reform in August 2013, according to which the Mexican state will give up absolute control over the supply of oil, gas and electricity. The relevant bill changing the...more
On December 12, 2013, Mexico’s Federal Congress passed historic Constitutional reforms opening both the oil and gas and electricity sectors to private investment. Within 96 hours, the required 16 state legislatures...more
I made an early review of the Mexican Energy Reform. Now it is time to revisit in full. This is part 1 of 3 for a series of posts trying to construe the recently approved Mexican Energy Reform. Despite the political opinions,...more
The energy reform proposed by Mexico’s Peña Nieto administration has been approved by the Mexican Congress and, in rapid succession, by a majority of the Mexican state legislatures. This sweeping, historic reform amends the...more
Energy Reform goes far beyond expectations. The 75-year monopoly by state-owned PEMEX ends, and a competitive wholesale power market is created.
On December 12, 2013, the lower house of the Mexican Congress approved...more
On December 13, 2013, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in United States v. Under Seal, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 24785 (4th Cir. Va. Dec. 13, 2013), held that the required records doctrine applies when the government subpoenas...more
Last week the Mexican Congress approved legislation including Constitutional amendments that were approved by the required number of Mexican states on December 16 that will bring changes to the nation’s energy laws that...more
A constitutional reform approved by Mexico's Senate and House of Representatives will transform the country's energy sector, pending expected approval by the majority of state congresses.
In this issue:
- SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues 11 New C&DIs
- Register for Our 2014 Proxy Season Update Webinar
- CFTC Issues Cross-Border Transactions Advisory
- CFTC Issues Guidance...more
Ongoing political negotiations suggest that reforms to Mexico’s oil and gas laws will create a legal regime that will allow for concessions and production sharing contracts. As the Mexican Congress still debates proposed...more
On October 18, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated and remanded a district court’s judgment and held that subjecting a foreign bank to personal jurisdiction in New York was within the reach of New York’s...more
In what is becoming an increasingly used attack vehicle, the Department of Justice (DoJ) is using the “required records doctrine” to compel taxpayer’s to produce what may be incriminating evidence of ownership or control of...more
As the World focuses on dramatic shifts in government following the dawn of Arab Springs, a dramatic revolutionary change is quietly taking place with our neighbor to the south. Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has...more
As described in detail in another article in this Newsletter entitled "Mexican Congress to Consider Constitutional Oil and Gas Reforms: Bold Stride Forward or Half-Step?," the reform of Mexico's energy industry and its...more
In what amounts to a sea-change in Mexican energy politics, each of a parliamentary group of Partido Acción Nacional ("PAN") and the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, is sponsoring its own bill to amend the Mexican...more
In This Issue:
- Mexican Congress to Consider Constitutional Oil and Gas Reforms: Bold Stride Forward or Half-Step?
- European Union adds legislative weight to the promotion of transparency in the extractive...more
On August 12, 2013, President Peña Nieto submitted to Congress a bill amending articles 27 and 28 of the Federal Constitution, aiming to reform the oil & gas and power sectors in Mexico (the “Bill”). The Bill is being...more
Many experts believe that Pemex or Petroleos Mexicanos the state owned oil monopoly is the jewel of Mexico. For years it has funnelled billions into state treasury funds for schools, highways, ports and hospitals. Yet, even...more
ESMA proposes delay in reporting date for exchange traded derivatives. The European Securities and Markets Authority has sent the European Commission its Final Report proposing an amendment to Article 5 of the Commission...more
In this issue:
- CFPB's Office of Enforcement Issues a Bulletin
- Court Rules Government Cannot Make "Extortionate Demands" on Persons Seeking Land-Use Permits
- DOD Issues Proposed Regulations on the...more
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