The Garrigues office in México has, for the sixth consecutive year, received the Empresa Socialmente Responsable (ESR® 2021) award granted by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía or Cemefi) and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility (Alianza por la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial or AliaRSE) to enterprises that comply satisfactorily with the standards established in the areas of corporate social responsibility.
After arduous legal battles in the Mexican courts with negative results for the Mexican Government in connection with a variety of regulatory and administrative provisions that de facto set back the 2013 Energy Reform, the President of Mexico submitted before the Mexican Congress a bill amending various provisions of the Electricity Industry Law (the Bill). The Bill was filed as a "preferred" bill, so it is subject to a fast-track procedure of discussion, voting and, if applicable, passing.
We are pleased to share our first issue of 'Latin American Viewpoints'. We provide a complete-picture insight on key new legislation, covering analysis of new developments, trends and viewpoints across the region, from every angle of business law.
The situation caused by the pandemic has brought an increase in breach of contract proceedings around the world, including in Latin America. It is therefore helpful to know how concepts such as fortuitous, force majeure, and hardship events are defined. We take a look at these in the legislation of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
Given the relevance of the amendment and the great impact it may have from a fiscal, labor and social security point of view, the Mexican President has requested to the Congress that the analysis and discussion of the law initiative be postponed until the next ordinary session, that is, until February 2021.
On November 11, 2020, the Mexican President laid before parliament an initiative to reform a number of federal laws to ban labor subcontracting, so as to protect workers’ rights and prevent tax evasion.
Pension fund regulations may be an incentive or deterrent when considering establishing operations in a country. This is why it is important to understand the new rules and situation of current legislation on the subject in various jurisdictions. Below we examine the current situation in Mexico, Uruguay, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and Chile.
Garrigues analysts look at the current squeeze-out rules for unlisted companies in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
The Energy Regulatory Commission published this Monday in the Federal Official Gazette the "Agreement by which all deadlines and legal terms that were suspended as a measure to prevent and combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 by means of resolutions No. A/010/2020, A/014/2020, A/015/2020 and A/018/202, are resumed.
On July 1st, 2020, a new Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property (Ley Federal de Protección a la Propiedad Industrial) (the New IP Law) was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation, repealing the former Industrial Property Law of the year 1991. Additionally, on that same date, the Federal Copyrights Law (Ley Federal del Derecho de Autor in Spanish, the Copyrights Law) was also amended in some material aspects. The enactment of the New IP Law and the amendment to the Copyrights Law were approved to harmonize and adapt the Mexican legal intellectual property framework to the obligations undertaken by Mexico under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which came into effect on such date.