Open for Business: Who's Investing in Latin America
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
Antitrust investigations are no longer limited to a nation’s borders, or even to a region. Enforcers are more and more sharing information and coordinating their investigative efforts as they strive to uniformly enforce the...more
A very warm welcome to all our readers to Issue 20 of the Real Estate Gazette.
In this issue, we are turning the spotlight on questions relating to real estate and Emerging Markets.
The term “Emerging Markets”...more
El pasado 04 de junio de 2015, se reformó la Ley del Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la Vivienda para los Trabajadores (“Ley del INFONAVIT”) para adicionar el artículo 29 Bis como un requisito adicional en la práctica de...more
On June 4, 2015, the National Workers Housing Fund Institute Law (the “INFONAVIT” law) was amended, to incorporate Article 29 bis as an additional layer of regulations over the practice of outsourcing. Generally, INFONAVIT...more
On June 12, 2015, Mexico amended the Federal Labor Law (“FLL”), adopting the increase in the legal working age that was enacted through a constitutional amendment in 2014. (Click here to read our discussion of the 2014...more
El pasado 12 de junio de 2015, Mexico reformó la Ley Federal del Trabajo (“LFT”) adoptando el incremento a la edad mínima para trabajar derivado de la reforma Constitucional de Junio 2014. (De clic para revisar nuestro...more
Cutoff dates for EB-3 Philippines become unavailable, cutoff dates for EB-2 China advance by four months, and cutoff dates for EB-3 for Mexico and the Rest of the World advance by six weeks.
The US Department of State...more
Latin America is open for business and the world is taking notice. Foley Partner Jeffery Atkin outlines which countries are actively taking on development projects in Latin America and how the culture is affecting the way...more
On June 12, 2015, a new amendment to the Federal Labor Law (FLL) was published in the Official Gazette, increasing the minimum age for employment from 14- to 15-years-old.
This amendment is consistent with the...more
Congress is required to enact secondary legislation to implement these reforms within one year.
On May 27, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law constitutional reforms (the Reforms) designed to strengthen...more
Robust drilling and production activity in the Eagle Ford, Permian Basin, Granite Wash, and other oil-producing areas of Texas has unleashed high demand for frac water and a surge of produced water as wells come online. A...more
The head of the Department of Justice’s criminal antitrust unit called Monday for greater international cooperation in limiting the cost for companies to cooperate with investigators. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brent...more
Ronda Uno, First Tender -
On June 9, 2015, the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (“CNH”) published the final form of the Bidding Guidelines (“Guidelines”) and the Model Production Sharing Contract (“PSC”) for the...more
You’ve been reading the FCPA Compliance Digest for five months now, and there’s still not a shortage of companies getting into trouble for violating the FCPA. That may seem like an obvious statement, but running out of news...more
During the first week of April, when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) accepted new H-1B petitions subject to the annual cap, USCIS received approximately 233,000 petitions for only 85,000 available H-1B visas...more
New laws, increased enforcement and broadened liability increase the urgency for companies working in Mexico to put processes in place to prevent corruption within their own organizations and among their business...more
On May 18, the World Trade Organization’s (“WTO”) Appellate Body upheld a ruling that U.S. country-of-origin labeling (“COOL”) requirements for meat continue to discriminate against imported livestock from Canada and Mexico...more
The Director of the Federal Insurance Office (FIO), Michael McRaith, recently testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance regarding the impact international regulatory standards have on...more
Mexico’s National Hydrocarbon Commission (Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos) (“CNH”) announced on May 11 the terms for the third bid of Round One. Unlike the two earlier bids which covered 19 shallow water areas, the third...more
Since the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, parties have been developing their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (or INDCs) to comprise their individual...more
On April 30, 2015, the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) released a revised version of the Bidding Guidelines for the First Tender published on December 11, 2014. This first tender seeks to auction fourteen (14)...more
This week, Mexican and U.S. officials participated in the “return” of a 14-year-old girl to her “mother” in the United States. Except that the woman claiming to be the mother is not her mother, and the girl had never lived...more
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
- Oil companies may need to prepare for more regulation of rail shipments of...more
On April 8, 2015, the Regulatory Energy Commission (CRE) issued administrative resolution RES/182/2015 in the Mexico Official Federal Gazette (Diario Oficial de la Federación). The requirements and general information...more
In This Issue:
- A Revamped Institutional Architecture
- New Makeup of the Electricity Supply Chain
.. T&D Network
- A note of...more
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