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Mexico showcases its commitment to investment protection in general – whether through arbitration or not

By: Andrea Lapunzina Veronelli & Paola Aldrete Mexico has been a long-time player in the investment arbitration system. At this writing, Mexico is party to 30 bilateral investment treaties (BITs) in force and is signatory to three other BITs that are not yet in force. It is also party to a number of treaties with … Continue Reading

EU/Mexico trade deal to promote foreign investment

By: Andrea Lapunzina Veronelli and Ben Sanderson On 21 April 2018, the European Union and Mexico reached a deal on a novel trade agreement the “EU-Mexico FTA”. While the agreement keeps with its traditional role by removing remaining customs duties and reducing formalities for trade, the EU-Mexico FTA incorporates innovative elements, such as binding commitments to protect … Continue Reading

Investment Protection in Latin America: Mexico Takes One Step Forward, Venezuela Takes Two Steps Back

Mexico has signed the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and National of other States, better known as the Washington Convention or theICSID Convention. This important development is expected to make Mexico considerably more attractive for foreign investors. In contrast, the Venezuela National Constitutional Assembly, which was formed in mid-2017 – many … Continue Reading

Mexico’s General Law on Administrative Responsibilities: Preventing and Fighting Corruption

In 2015, Mexico embarked on sweeping constitutional reforms that created the National Anticorruption System, empowering competent authorities at all governmental levels to prevent and fight corruption. As part of these reforms, in July 2016, several key pieces of legislation were amended and four new laws were enacted – among them the General Law on the … Continue Reading

Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Key Latin America Jurisdictions

Published in the Global Arbitration Review, the chapter on the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards in Key Latin America Jurisdictions summarizes the arbitration law and practice of certain jurisdictions that have experienced an important development in the past 20 years in their arbitration landscape; they are also countries with significant economic growth. The countries in … Continue Reading

Official Start of NAFTA Renegotiation: The renegotiation will set the tone for the administration’s trade policy

The first round of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will take place August 16 – 20 in Washington. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) will host a press conference to begin negotiations and will report out daily to the Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITAC). The mechanics of the rest of the first … Continue Reading

Mexico State Election: Setting the Tone for July 2018 Presidential Election

This is a guest post from The Cohen Group   Alfredo del Mazo of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (P.R.I.) is the presumptive winner of Sunday’s election for governor of the State of Mexico, an important battleground state that will set the stage for the July 2018 Mexican presidential contest. The narrow win for the … Continue Reading

Mexican Government Proposes Tax Incentives on IT Services and R&D Activities for 2017

As part of the 2017 economic budget and proposed tax reform, the Mexican government intends to incentivize a couple of activities that may be intertwined: first, by allowing information technology (IT) services to qualify as an export subject to 0 percent value added tax (VAT), as opposed to the 16 percent general VAT rate; and … Continue Reading
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