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  • México: New requirements to renew the registration in the Registry of Providers of Specialized Services or Works

    Individuals or legal entities registered in the Registry of Providers of Specialized Services or Works must renew their registration each three years.
  • Mexico's Supreme Court determines the unconstitutionality of the reform to the Electricity Industry Law enacted in 2021

    This resolution represents an important step that fosters legal certainty to all participants and investors in the energy sector in Mexico.
  • Electric car charging stations: key to the electromobility success in Mexico

    El auge de los vehículos eléctricos hará necesario contar con, al menos, 38.000 electrolineras en México en los próximos 20 años, según los expertos. En este contexto, analizamos el actual marco legal para instalar y operar electrolineras en el país.
  • Newsletter on the energy market in Chile, Colombia and Peru - January 2024

    We provide the main legal and market developments for the energy sector in Chile, Colombia and Peru. Dedicated Energy teams in these countries address topics of interest to sponsors, developers, financiers and other stakeholders in the sector, such as draft legislation, summaries of new regulations, relevant case law and market trends.
  • Garrigues receives the award as the best law firm in Chile from ‘LatinFinance’

    Garrigues was presented with the award by LatinFinance as the 'Law Firm of the Year in Chile' last night in New York. This recognition, one of the most prestigious in the Latin American legal field, takes into account key factors such as innovation and excellence demonstrated by the lawyers, as well as ESG impact and the success of the transactions advised.
  • Chile issues new regulation for capacity payment to encourage investment in energy storage

    The Ministry of Energy has submitted amendments to the current regulations on capacity payments to the Office of the General Comptroller, which include storage systems.  This regulation was largely expected by the market, given the need of enabling investments in battery storage.
  • On December 8, 2023, the new Official Mexican Standard on occupational health and safety conditions for remote work will come into force

    Those individuals working remotely at least 40% of the week will be subject to specific rules related to their rights and obligations in connection with this employment modality.
  • Colombia: Companies must elaborate and file corporate sustainability reports that reveals the reality of their corporate practices

    The Superintendence of Companies has issued administrative recommendations for the submission of corporate sustainability reports that certain entities must prepare.
  • The Government of Mexico obliges to give priority to passenger rail transport service on currently concessioned tracks to private parties for cargo transport

    Companies holding concession titles will have until January 15, 2024 to submit viable proposals in terms of investment, construction time and modernization of these railroads to provide passenger transport services.
  • Peru: New opportunity to submit the Detailed Environmental Plan for the development of hydrocarbon activities

    A draft amendment to the Regulations for Environmental Protection in Hydrocarbon Activities incorporates new elements for the regularization of activities in this field that have been carried out without an approved environmental management instrument.