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Medical Cannabis & Cannabinoid Regulation Guide 2021 by Chambers & Partners

Learn the latest about Medical Cannabis in the 2021 Mexico chapter of the Medical Cannabis & Cannabinoid Regulation Guide published by Chambers & Partners. GC partner Leopoldo Burguete and counsel Enrique Muñoz are contributing authors. Click here to read the content. About Gonzalez Calvillo For over 30 years, Gonzalez Calvillo has been at the forefront …

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GC Alert | Reforms to the Health Supplies Regulation

On May 31st, 2021, the Decree (“Decree”) by which different provisions of the Health Supplies Regulation were amended, added, and repealed, was published in the Official Gazette (“Diario Oficial de la Federación”) The Decree’s main amendments are as follows: The requirement to renew sanitary registration of medicines after the first renewal is eliminated. Article 190 …

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GC Alert | Public registry for providers of specialized services & tasks

On May 24th, 2021 general provisions for the registration of natural or legal persons that provide specialized services or that carry out specialized tasks were published in the Official Gazette (“Diario Oficial de la Federación”), in the understanding such specialized services or tasks are those not comprised within the beneficiaries’ corporate purpose, nor their predominant …

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GC Alert | Publication of Bill revoking the asymmetric regulation applicable to Pemex’s first-hand sales and marketing

On May 19th, 2021, the Decree amending the Thirteenth Transitory Article of the Hydrocarbons Statute (the “Bill”) was published in the Federal Official Gazette. The amendment will enter into force on May 20th, 2021. The Bill revokes CRE’s power to hold first-hand sales (or VPM for its acronym in Spanish) and marketing of hydrocarbons, fuels …

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GC News | Amendments to regulate Payroll Loans

With the purpose of contributing to economic growth, financial equality, and a reduction of social disparity, on February 18, 2021, the Senate approved the draft decree amending and adding several provisions to the General Law of Negotiable Instruments and Credit Operations, the General Law of Auxiliary Credit Organizations and Activities, and the Law for the …

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Gonzalez Calvillo recognized as one of 6 Elite Firms 2021 by Latin Lawyer

As a result of our team’s efforts, Gonzalez Calvillo is once again recognized by Latin Lawyer as an Elite 2021 Firm, being one of the six Mexican firms with this recognition. This recognition is based on research that includes the volume of M&A and capital markets matters, innovation in the firm’s management, diversity and international …

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GC news | Cofece charges economic agents for potential collusion in the status and transfer of professional football players in Mexico

On May 6th, 2021, the Mexican Antitrust Commission (“Cofece”) published a press release announcing that it charged several professional football teams for alleged cartel behavior in the status and transfer of football players market. After concluding its 2.5 year-long investigation, Cofece’s Investigating Authority (“AI”) issued a Formal Claim with which it presents charges for potential …

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GC news | Cofece announces investigation for potential abuse of dominance in the electricity market

On May 6th, 2021, the Mexican Antitrust Commission (“Cofece”) published that since the end of March 2021 (stemming from a complaint it received), it launched an investigation for alleged abuse of dominance in the market for the generation, wholesale, and supply of electric power and associated products (as well as services and activities related to …

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GC News | Publishment of the Decree that amends and adds various provisions to the Hydrocarbons Statute.

On May 4th, 2021, the Ministry of Energy  published in the Official Federal Gazette a decree that amends and adds various provisions to the Hydrocarbons Statute (the “Amendment”), derived from an initiative submitted by the President of Mexico on March 26th, 2021, as previously reported in our past GC news. This Amendment will become effective …

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Gonzalez Calvillo acts as Mexican counsel to Metalsa in international offering of senior notes for USD$300 million

Mexico City – April 30th, 2021 – Gonzalez Calvillo, a leading Mexican law firm, represented Metalsa, S.A. de C.V. (”Metalsa”) in the international offering of Senior Notes for an amount of USD $300,000,000.00 (Three hundred million dollars), pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act (the ”Issuance”). In addition, Metalsa carried …

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GC news | Relevant Amendments Regarding Subcontracting/Outsourcing Regime

Relevant amendments to the Federal Labor Law (“FLL”), the Social Security Law (“SSL”), the Institute of the National Fund for Employees’ Housing Law, as well as several tax provisions (“Amendments”) have been published in the Official Federal Gazette (“DOF”) on April 23rd, 2021. The Amendments include, amongst other matters, the following changes and adjustments to …

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GC news | Bill to amend the Hydrocarbons Statute by which Congress revokes the asymmetric regulation applicable to Pemex’s first-hand sales and marketing

On April 20, 2021, the Energy Commission of the Lower House of Congress passed the Bill amending the Thirteenth Transitory Article of the Hydrocarbons Statute published in the Official Federal Gazette on August 11, 2014 (the “Bill”). On April 21, 2021, the Lower House of Congress passed the Bill with 301 votes in favor, 147 …

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GC news | Cofece files a constitutional controversy action against the decree that amends the Electric Industry Law

On April 22nd, 2021, the Antitrust Commission (“Cofece”) filed a constitutional controversy before Mexico’s Supreme Court against the Decree through which several provisions of the Electric Industry Law are amended and added published on March 9, 2021 in the Official Gazette of the Federation (the “LIE Amendment”). The LIE Amendment is considered by Cofece to …

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Client Alert | Subcontracting Agreement

Agreement on subcontracting initiative On April 5, 2021, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (“STPS”), published in the labor bulletin 041/2021 that the labor sector, the employer sector, the government of Mexico and representatives of the Legislative Power have reached an agreement around outsourcing. In this sense, the agreements reached between the parties include …

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Client Alert | The President has delivered Congress a bill proposing relevant amendments to the Hydrocarbons Law

On March 26th, 2021, the President of Mexico submitted to the House of Representatives of the Federal Congress a Bill by which significant amendments to the Hydrocarbons Law (the “Bill”) are proposed.   The Bill proposes the following amendments: 1. New causes for revoking of permits are established, including:  – Permits where, upon non-appealable resolution …

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Client Alert | LIE Definitive Suspension

Definitive suspensions are granted against the Decree by which provisions of the Electric Industry Law are modified and amended. On March 9, 2021, the decree that amends and adds various provisions to the Electric Industry Law (the “Decree”) was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. This Decree entered into force on March 10, …

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Client Alert | Federal Congress approved the reform of the Electric Industry Law

As anticipated by González Calvillo, on February 1, 2021, the President of Mexico sent to the Chamber of Representatives, an initiative to reform and add various provisions to the Electric Industry Law (the “Initiative”). On February 23, the Chamber of Representatives approved the Initiative, with certain modifications, with 304 (60.8%) votes in favor, 179 (35.8%) …

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Client Alert | Reliability and Security Policy

Mexican Judiciary rules on the unconstitutionality of the Policy for the Reliability, Safety, Continuity and Quality of the National Electric System On May 15th, 2020, the Mexican Ministry of Energy (“SENER”) published in the Federal Official Gazette the Policy for the Reliability, Security, Continuity and Quality of the National Electric System (the “Dispatch Policy”), to …

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Gonzalez Calvillo recognized by Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2021

We are pleased to share Gonzalez Calvillo is once again recognized by Chambers and Partners Global for their outstanding work on behalf of our clients. Nine of our lawyers have been ranked in the 2021 edition across six practice areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, International and Cross Border Capabilities and Projects.  Congratulations to our team for making this possible!

Client Alert | COFECE’s constitutional action vs Dispatch Policy

On May 15, 2020, the Ministry of Energy (“SENER”) published in the Federal Official Gazette the Policy for the Reliability, Security, Continuity and Quality of the National Electric System (the “Dispatch Policy”), to set general guidelines aimed to guarantee the supply of electricity and the reliability of the National Electric System (“SEN”). As a result, …

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New counsel 2021

At Gonzalez Calvillo we constantly recognize our firm’s talent and encourage our lawyers’ professional development. Therefore, as part of the firm’s organic growth, we are pleased to announce the promotion of three of our senior associates to counsel. The new counsel are members of diverse specialized practice areas, including corporate finance, M&A, private equity, antitrust, …

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M&A Overview in Mexico | Chambers and Partners

As the fifteenth largest economy worldwide and the second largest economy in Latin America, Mexico has positioned itself as a competitive jurisdiction for investment opportunities. Among other advantages, it offers a strategic geographical position, highly committed human capital – characterised by the OECD and the WTO as one of the hardest-working workforces globally – to …

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Environmental Landscape in Mexico | Chambers and Partners Overview

The landscape of environmental law in Mexico has drastically changed over the past few months. The policies enacted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador under the current administration, the so-called “Cuarta Transformación” (also known as “4T”), may pose hurdles to ensuring compliance with and enforcement of environmental regulations regarding sizeable public works. Click here to read our entire contribution …

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Enrique González Calvillo appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mexican Bar Foundation

We are pleased to announce that our founding partner, Enrique González Calvillo, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mexican Bar Foundation (“FBM“). On December 3, 2020, a ceremony took place at the Club de Industriales in Mexico City, making his appointment official, along with that of the new members of …

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Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Latin America Awards 2020

Congratulations to our partner Diana Pineda who won the Outstanding Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion Award for Mexico in the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Latin America Awards 2020. This award is granted for a partner that has shown an outstanding commitment across multiple strands of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Click here to access …

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Webinar | A guide to M&A in Mexico: Market opportunities and legal trends within sight

On October 27, 2020, the webinar ”A guide to M&A in Mexico: Market opportunities and legal trends within sight” was organized by our firm in collaboration with The Legal 500. Our partners Jorge Cervantes, José Ignacio Rivero and Hernando Becerra participated as panelists, along with our senior associate Rose Harfush who participated as moderator in …

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Webinar | A 360° approach to Restructuring and Workouts in Mexico

On October 14, 2020, the webinar ”A 360° approach to Restructuring and Workouts in Mexico” was conducted by our firm in collaboration with Chambers and Partners. Our partners Edgar Grajeda, Jaime Cortés and José Víctor Torres participated in the event, where they discussed the current economic situation in Mexico and how the current government’s policies …

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Cofece initiates an investigation in the leasing market of non-residential real estate

Cofece initiates an investigation for potential cartel behavior in the leasing market of non-residential real estate. The Mexican Antitrust Commission (“Cofece”), announced through an official communication the start of an ex-officio investigation for possible cartel behavior in the leasing market of non-residential real estate.[1] Under the Federal Antitrust Statute (“LFCE”), cartel behavior are contracts, agreements, …

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IFT initiates an investigation in the markets of Internet search engines, social media, among others

IFT initiates an investigation in the markets of Internet search engines, social media, mobile operating systems, cloud computing and storage and other related services in order to determine the possible existence of barriers to competition and/or essential inputs. The Federal Telecommunications Institute (“IFT”) announced on October 22, 2020, the start of an investigation in the …

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IFLR1000 rankings 2020 edition

We are proud to be featured as a Recommended Firm in the IFLR1000 rankings 2020 edition. We are pleased to announce that we were again recognized as a “Recommended Firm” in the areas of Banking, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity, Restructuring and Insolvency and Project Development. ¡Congratulations to all of our featured lawyers and the …

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GC Insights – Sustainability in Mexico’s Tourism Sector

The world is facing a pandemic with unprecedented impact. This represents, on the one hand, a threat to countries’ different economic sectors, and on the other hand, a new set of challenges and opportunities that the countries shall reflect upon and reorganize to adapt to the new normal. The tourism sector is one of the …

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Chambers and Partners | Latin America Guide 2021

We are proud to be once again part of the Chambers and Partners Latin America Guide 2021 and pleased to share that we were recognized in the areas of Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Intellectual Property, Projects, Real Estate and TMT, and twelve of our lawyers ranked. Collaboration among …

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CNBV in Mexico published by Latin Lawyer‘s Regulators Insight

We are proud to be contributing with the Regulators Insight series published by Latin Lawyer‘s Regulators Insight, where we talk about the nuts and bolts of Mexico’s National Banking and Securities Commission in Mexico.   Our partner Luis Mancera and associates Rafael Fuentes and Francisco Javier Álvarez participated as authors. Click here to read the content.

Counsel to IEnova

Honored to have supported IEnova in the Mexican law aspects of securing this US$241 million financing granted by U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). Our partner Rodrigo Rojas and senior associate Daniela Guaida were involved in this transaction. Click below to read more. Link to Latin Lawyer coverage

Improvements to the Mexican Intellectual Property System

As part of the harmonization process in light of the entry into force of the T-MEC/USMCA/CUSMA, and considering the current digital environment, we would like to inform you about several amendments and new provisions to the Mexican legal system regarding Intellectual Property matters. Such amendments come to order, modernize, simplify and technify such system. The …

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