Acquisition of Real Property: Restricted Area Trust by – Lic. Greta Robledo. In accordance with article 27, section I, of the Mexican Constitution, Mexican companies with foreign investment may acquire real estate property in any part of the national territory outside of the restricted area. The restricted area is a strip of 100 (one hundred) kilometers…

Mining in Mexico: Outlook of the proposed reform to the Mining Law by – Lic. Alejandro Ceballos. It is well known that Mexico is a prime mining destination. According to the Mexican Bank (“Banco de Mexico”), the mining industry is the fourth source of income of Mexico behind the automotive and petroleum industries, and the…

Tax Incentives for the Northern Border Region by – Lic. Leobardo Tenorio, In short: 20% income tax rate in the Northern Border Region; IMMEX are not beneficiaries of the incentive. 8% value-added tax rate; the rate does not apply to imports, or alienation of immovable or intangible goods, as well as digital commerce. Optional –…

12 Legal Reforms of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador By – Lic. Daniel Gancz. The current President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, began to promote reforms to numerous laws, with the purpose of initiating a profound change in Mexico. The following is a brief summary of the first 12 reforms that the current President…

The increase of the Minimum Wage 2019 By – Lic. Alejandro Pedrin. As of January 1, 2019, the general minimum wage in Mexico will increase in two geographic zones of the country: The National General Minimum Wage will increase from $88.36 pesos per day to $102.68 pesos per day in the entire country with the exception of the free zone located…

Aspects of AMLO’s Government National Plan and Main Public Policies – Part II. By – Lic. Hector Torres 3. NAFTA During the first year of AMLO’s government, it is not anticipated that the Maquila Program (IMMEX) [Mexico’s current export manufacturing program] will undergo significant changes.  However, the renegotiation of NAFTA might bring some changes in…

Aspects of AMLO’s Government National Plan and Main Public Policies- Part I.  By – Lic. Hector Torres. The election of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, widely known as AMLO, happened in a landslide victory on July 1 as a historic event for Mexico. His election exposes widespread feeling of frustration with the high rates, corruption scandals,…

LUMP SUM CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT By – Lic. Mauricio Tortolero. The lump sum construction contract, or for fixed price (the “Contract”), is a contract in which a person called “contractor” agrees to execute, under its direction and supervision, and with its own materials, a construction commissioned by another person called “owner“, who in exchange agrees to…

Labor Alert (Mexico): Strategies for the prevention and attention of cases of workplace sexual harassment. By – Lic. Alejandro Pedrin. How Sexual Harassment Impacts The Workplace. Sexual harassment in the workplace should be addressed in a timely and effective way, as it has a negative  and costly impact on victims and businesses: Victim. Victims of sexual harassment…

Federal Law of Special Declaration Relating to the Absence of Disappeared Persons By – Lic. Daniel Gancz. On June 22 of this year, the decree issuing the Federal Law of Special Declaration relating to the Absence of Disappeared Persons (hereinafter, the “Law”) was published in the Official Daily Gazette of the Federation, entering into force…

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