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
Latin American project bonds continue to grow as a source of infrastructure financing, particularly as private capital is needed to close multi-billion-dollar shortfalls in spending for needed infrastructure projects in Latin...more
Tuesday, new antidumping (AD) petitions were filed regarding heavy-walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Korea, Mexico, and Turkey, and a countervailing duty (CVD) petition was filed with respect to the...more
Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto, has promulgated the Constitutional Reform regarding the creation of the National Anticorruption System.
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Union Customs Code Developments It has become clear that there are further delays in finalising the draft Union Customs Code (UCC) Implementing and Delegated Acts within the Commission, in light of a...more
The historic tender for shallow water blocks in the Gulf of Mexico will allow for private and foreign investment in Mexican oil and gas for the first time in almost 80 years.
On July 15, Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons...more
Cutoff dates for EB-3 Philippines available, but backlogged to 2004. Cutoff dates for EB-3 China backlogged to 2004, while cutoff dates for Mexico and the rest of the world advance by three and a half months. Cutoff dates for...more
On July 15, 2015, the First Tender initially published on December 11, 2014 (First Tender), came to a conclusion when the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) conducted the Opening and Presentation of Bid Proposals...more
In 2013, Mexico’s President submitted an initiative to Congress to modify the Mexican Constitution to allow private parties to perform exploration and production activities in Mexico. The initiative also included...more
You thought Donald Trump was all over the place before. The golf courses, beauty pageants and reality shows paled in comparison to what we have seen and heard in 2015. Jumping into the ring of this election cycle’s...more
I love writing articles where I get to discuss companies making history. PetroTiger has been exonerated from criminal FCPA prosecution by the DOJ. That’s only happened once before, in the case of Morgan Stanley....more
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced changes to the application process to obtain E-1 and E-2 visas, due to recent increases in overall visa applications made through the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. The E-1 visa is...more
The most recent chapter in the dispute over U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements for meat products resulted in a loss for the United States. In a May 18 report, the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Appellate...more
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
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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
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