Las Reformas Constitucionales Transcendentales en México: Oportunidades y Retos para el Inversionista Privado
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 30-Interview with the FCPA Professor-Part 2
On February 19, 2014, the Federal Executive Branch of Mexico submitted to the House of Representatives a bill to issue a new Federal Antitrust Law (Ley Federal de Competencia Económica) (the “Bill”) which, if approved, will...more
Mexico is about to replace Japan as the second largest exporter of automobiles to the United States by the end of this year. Mexico might even replace Canada as the top exporter by the end of 2015.
Mexico is set to put rivals in the shade.
Emerging markets have been rightly criticized for squandering favorable global conditions by not taking decisive steps to guarantee their long-term economic health. Mexico has...more
Clock is ticking on IFETEL, the new telecom regulator. According to the telecom reform, It needs to comply with five big challenges by this Sunday, March 9, 2014.
1. It will publish the Tender Rules for two new TV...more
Last February 28, Ministry of Communications launched the Rules for the tender for the construction of section 1 of the Toluca-Mexico City train called: “Zinacantepec-túnel” with 22 miles long (around 36 km).
A step-change for Mexican infrastructure -
Mexico enacted its new federal public-private partnership (PPP) law, Ley de Asociaciones Público Privadas (Law on Public-Private Partnerships), in January 2012. The...more
January 2014 witnessed massive changes in Mexico’s retail sector. Retailers like Grupo Comercial Chedraui SAB and Grupo Sanborns SAB retreated as same-store sales across the nation decreased. Chedraui, retreated 1%to 40.42...more
Mexico has recently adopted amendments to the Mexican Constitution that will profoundly change all aspects of the electric power sector in Mexico. Among other things, those amendments reduce the role of the State in the power...more
Sweeping reforms across Mexico’s oil, gas and electric markets promise more opportunities for the private sector and increased investment from international firms. However, U.S. companies looking to enter this market will...more
In the first week of February 2014, the Mexican lower house of Congress passed a bill that opens the country’s rail freight sector. As a result, lawmakers expect new investments, lower prices, and a broader rail share of the...more
In an effort to turn a new page after failures due to “early leadership and subsequent neglect”, the U.K. has started focusing on strengthening long-term ties with emerging powers in Latin America, including Mexico....more
New Mexico law considers arbitration provisions that apply primarily to the claims that one party to the contract is likely to bring to be unconscionable and unenforceable. This law, the Tenth Circuit holds, is preempted by...more
IFT started a process to declare which telecom operators are preponderant and could be subject to assymetric regulation or de-invest rulings.
Recently, Telmex announced a spin-off of some real estate and leasing...more
Shearman & Sterling’s Alexandro Padres, counsel in the firm’s Project Development & Finance practice in New York, has been advising clients on the recent energy reforms in Mexico. In Padres’ view, the importance of these...more
On January 10, 2014, the Federal Executive Branch of México published in the Official Gazette the legal amendments to México’s Commercial Bankruptcy Law (Ley de Concursos Mercantiles, or LCM), effecting the most comprehensive...more
Last January 30, 2014, Mexican telecom watchdog, IFT, revised the tender program for 2 national digital-TV networks. The new program revised 8 locations based on comments from interested parties....more
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently took formal disciplinary action against a New York-based broker-dealer that is affiliated with a Mexican broker-dealer and a Mexican bank for inadequate anti-money...more
Last Tuesday, House of Representatives approved a bill to amend the Law for Railroad Service in order to open competition, and to keep up with the upcoming train projects in Mexico.
According to the Minutes of the...more
By the end of 2013, Mexico’s Congress approved a bill to change Mexico’s energy policy and end a state oil monopoly that lasted 75 years. Despite protests from opposition lawmakers, the bill secured the necessary votes and...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
In This Issue:
- Prospects for Development of an Asian LNG Trading Hub:
Given the scale of LNG imports into Asia and in light of the efforts of different Asian countries in developing their own LNG trading...more
Concerns over slow growth in most economies; uncertainty about governments’ incentive strategies, including the U.S. winding down its bond-buying program; volatility in the stock markets globally; and inflation and deflation...more
Agreement Establishes Ongoing Collaborative Relationship Between the Two Entities -
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Charlotte District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a Memorandum of...more
After the failure of subsidies in driving the solar markets of Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic, Mexico and a number of Latin American countries are planning to ensure the growth of their renewable markets through private...more
In December 2013, the U.S. Congress passed the Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement with Mexico. The agreement was signed a year earlier by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa to...more
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