Senate´s Approval of Amendments to the Mexico´s Federal Constitution on the Administration of Labor Justice

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Dear clients and friends, On Thursday October 13, 2016, the Senate approved on a full vote the proposed bill to amend Articles 107 and 123 of the Mexico’s Federal Constitution on the administration of labor justice. The relevant aspects of the bill are as follows: 1.- The Federal Conciliation and Labor Board will disappear and […]

Mexico´s Bill Proposal to Tax Donations and Inheritances

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On September 6, 2016, a bill for amending certain provisions of the Mexican Income Tax Law was introduced by congressman Jorge Álvarez Máynez of the Movimiento Ciudadano party. The bill aims to tax inheritances and donations based on the amount of income received. For such, it proposes levying individual taxpayers with a progressive rate as […]

Trademark Watch Service in Mexico

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Since Mexico is a member of the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of marks, the applications that enter into examination in our country by designation made under said international agreement, do not have a legal representative in Mexico responsible of its prosecution procedure, including the new opposition stage. Considering the […]

PEMEX Tender Procedure CNH-R01-L04/2015

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In connection with the tender procedure CNH-R01-L04/2015 for exploration and extraction contracts in deep waters, on September 06, 2016, the Finance Ministry (“SHCP”) released the Minimum Values for Additional Royalties to apply in the economic proposals to be filed by bidders on December 05, 2016. Pursuant to the bidding guidelines for the above mentioned tender […]

Operation of the Trademark Opposition System in Mexico

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In accordance to the recent reforms implemented in the Industrial Property Law, the Mexican Opposition System for the trademark registration procedure has come into force on August 30, 2016. This opposition procedure will not replace the substantive examination carried out by the Mexican Trademark Office during the prosecution of a trademark application, and said Authority […]

Tender Two, Round 2. Exploration and Extraction Contracts in Onshore Areas

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On August 24, 2016, the National Hydrocarbons Commission (“CNH”) called for the Second Tender related to Round 2, identified as CNH-R02-L02/2016, for awarding exploration and extraction license contracts with respect to twelve (12) onshore areas.   According to the call and the documents published by CNH, out of the areas to be tendered, nine are […]

Tender Fourth, Round 1. Exploration and Extraction Contracts in Deep Waters

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On August 24, 2016, the National Hydrocarbons Commission (“CNH”) approved the final prequalified companies list under the operators and non-operators schemes for the tender bid CNH-R01-L04/2015, whereby 10 contractual areas located in the regions known as (i) perdido and (ii) Cuenca Salina are being tendered. The prequalified companies for this tender are listed below:   […]

PEMEX Farm Out Tender Procedure CNH-A1 Trion/2016

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Trion block is located in ultra-deep-waters of the Mexican Gulf in an area known as “Cinturon de Plegado” and the main purpose of National Hydrocarbons Commission (“CNH”) is to attract operating companies with proven capacity and experience in this type of areas in order to establish strategic alliances with PEMEX. Below are the main aspects […]

Constitutional Reform on Refuge and Political Asylum Matters

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The Ministry of Interior, through publication on the Daily Gazette, on August, 15 this year, issued an Executive Order referring to the reform of the second paragraph of Article 11 of Mexico’s Federal Constitution, regarding refuge and political asylum matters. Under such reform and in accordance with international treaties and conventions to which Mexico is […]

Obligation to Report Income and Transactions in Countries Listed Under the Income Tax Law

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The recent amendments to the Omnibus Tax Ruling for 2016, restarts the obligation for Mexican residents with investments in certain countries, to report their income and transactions that have been carried out through foreign vehicles or legal entities located in jurisdictions such as: the Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustache, St. Maarten), Aruba, Bahamas […]