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PROTOCOL TO LEGITIMIZE EXISTING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS.

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On July 31, 2019, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (“STPS” for its acronym in Spanish) published in the Federal Official Gazette, the “Protocol to Legitimize Existing Collective Bargaining Agreements” (the “Protocol”). The “Protocol” sets forth the rules and procedures that shall be complied with to “legitimize” current Collective Bargaining Agreements that apply in […]

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SEMARNAT ISSUES ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND RISK AUTHORIZATION FOR THE PROJECT OF THE SANTA LUCIA MIXED CIVIL/MILITARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

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Last July 17, 2019, the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (“SEMARNAT”) granted the Ministry of National Defence (“SEDENA”) the Environmental Impact and Risk Ruling No. SGPA/DGIRA/DG/05525 authorizing, conditionally, the project named “Construction of a Mixed Civil/Military Airport with international capacity in Military Air Base 1 (Santa Lucia, State of Mexico), its interconnection with […]

Banking & Finance

General provisions of CONDUSEF

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The Commission for the Defense of the Users of Financial Services (Comisión Nacional para la Protección y Defensa de los Usuarios de Servicios Financieros) (“CONDUSEF“) issues the General provisions of CONDUSEF regarding transparency and sound practices applicable to financial technology institutions. On July 9, 2019, CONDUSEF published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (Diario […]

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WAKE UP CALL: DATA PROTECTION IN THE MEXICAN FRANCHISE SPECTRUM.

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When entering the Mexican market with a franchise system, certain legal aspects must be considered and complied with. For example, legal requirements under the Industrial Property law, such as providing a Franchise Disclosure Document 30 business days before executing the Franchise Agreement, observing the minimum provisions in the Franchise Agreement, and complying with obligations under […]

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What should the fashion industry know about the use of Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions in their designs?

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It is estimated that, in 2019, the fashion industry will grow in Latin America between 4 and 5%[1]. Furthermore, Mexico has been considered as the most attractive market for luxury brands inLatin America.[2]However, recently some well-known fashion brands have been involved in public discussions with wide exposure in the media, due to the use of […]

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PUBLICATION OF REFORMS, TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE LAND IN THE FEDERAL DISTRICT, SANCTIONING CERTAIN INFRINGEMENTS TO THE DISPOSITIONS FORESEEN IN THE LAW WITH MINIMUM FINES OF MORE THAN FOUR MILLION PESOS.

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On June 25th, 2019, the Decree by which articles 214 Bis, 214 Ter, 214 Quater, 214 Quintiles and 214 Sexies were added to the Environmental Law for the Protection of the Land of the Federal District was published in the Mexico City Gazette (the “Law” and the “Decree”, respectively). The Decree came into force on […]

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“PUBLICATION OF THE DECREE AMMENDING THE FEDERAL DISTRICT WASTE LAW, REGARDING THE CIRCULATION AND SALE OF SINGLE USE PLASTICS, IN THE MEXICO CITY OFFICIAL GAZETTE”

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Last June 25st, 2019 the Decree adding and reforming several provisions, regarding use of plastics and compostable products, of the Law of Solid Wastes of the Federal District (the Decree) was published in the Official Gazette of Mexico City. The Decree entered into force on the 26 of the same month and year. The Decree […]

Banking & Finance

THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SECRETARIA DE HACIENDA Y CRÉDITO PÚBLICO) (“SHCP”) AND THE RETIREMENT FUND SYSTEM COMMISSION (COMISIÓN NACIONAL DEL SISTEMA DE AHORRO PARA EL RETIRO) (“CONSAR”) AMEND THE GENERAL PROVISIONS THAT ESTABLISH THE INVESTMENT REGIME TO WHICH SPECIALIZED INVESTMENT COMPANIES OF RETIREMENT FUNDS SHOULD BE SUBJECT.

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On May 31, 2019, the Official Gazette of the Federation (Diario Oficial de la Federación) (“DOF“) published the amendments to the General Provisions that establish the investment regime to which specialized retirement fund investment companies should be subject (Disposiciones de carácter general que establecen el régimen de inversión al que deberán sujetarse las sociedades de […]

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BASHAM, RINGE Y CORREA STRENGTHENS ITS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GROUP AND ITS ENTERTAINMENT LAW, COPYRIGHT AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES PRACTICES, AS A RESULT MANUEL GUERRA ZAMARRO, FORMER DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF COPYRIGHT (INDAUTOR), JOINED THE FIRM.

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As a response its client’s needs, the firm decided to strength its Intellectual Property Practice Group. As a result Manuel Guerra Zamarro, former Director-General of the National Institute of Copyright (INDAUTOR) for 12 years, joined the firm as senior Associate and new leader of the Entertainment Law practice area. Manuel has more than 29 years […]