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Amendments to the Statutory Charter of the National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services

September, 2018

On September 17, 2018 amendments to the Statutory Charter of the National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (“CONDUSEF”) were published in the Official Federal Gazette. Their purpose is to adjust the organizational structure and functions of the CONDUSEF, in order to provide users expedited protection mechanisms consistent with the new Financial Technology Institutions (“FTI”) contemplated in the Law regulating Financial Technology Institutions, also called the “Fintech Law”. 

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Secondary legislation to the Law Regulating Financial Technology Institutions, in relation to money-laundering and applicable to the Electronic Funds Transfer Institutions

September, 2018

On September 10, the Ministry of Treasury and Public Credit, the National Banking and Securities Commission and the Bank of Mexico, issued and published in the Official Federal Gazette (the “DOF”) the General provisions applicable to the Financial Technology Institutions, the general provisions referred to in Article 58 of the Law to Regulate Financial Technology Institutions (the “Provisions”) and the Circular 12/2018 directed to the Electronic Funds Transfer Institutions, regarding the general provisions applicable to the operations of the Electronic Funds Transfer Institutions(the “Circular”), complying with the deadlines indicated in the Law for Regulating Financial Technology Institutions published on March 9th of this year in the DOF.

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Resolutions on credit matters and information required by authorities from Financial Technology Institutions (FTI)

September, 2018

On September 4 the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit published two new resolutions on credit matters and information required by authorities from Financial Technology Institutions (FTI) in the Official Federal Gazette.

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Global Arbitration Review- Claus von Wobeser- Award against Tanzanian state-run company upheld

September, 2018

We would like to share with you an article written Global Arbitration Review that mentions our Partner Claus Von Wobeser who participated as ICSID ad hoc committee president in an arbitration that upheld a US$150 million award won by Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong against a Tanzanian state-run electricity supply company.

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CENAGAS issues the preliminary bidding guidelines for strategic storage of natural gas in Veracruz

August, 2018

On August 27, 2018, the National Center of Natural Gas Control published the preliminary bidding guidelines for the Public International Bid CENAGAS-ALM-001-2018, which purpose is to award a Natural Gas Delivery, Storage and Receipt Service Contract in the “Jaf Field” located in Cotaxtla, Veracruz.

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Latin Lawyer- Fernando Carreño- Pemex fined US$22 million for tardy audit report

August, 2018

Our Partner Fernando Carreño gave his opinion and explained the conditions about the fine Pemex is facing regarding competition before COFECE. 

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Professor Andrea K. Bjorkland interviews Claus von Wobeser

August, 2018

On June 21, 2018 our Founding Partner Claus von Wobeser was interviewed by Professor Andrea K. Bjorkland as part of the regular series of interviews by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) with prominent senior practitioners in arbitration. This happened at the 30th Annual ITA Workshop and Meeting in Dallas.

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Secondary rules to the Law Regulating Financial Technology Institutions in relation to money laundering and in general

August, 2018

On August 6 and August 7 two draft secondary rules to the Law Regulating the Financial Technology Institutions (the “Fintech Law”) were published on the webpage of the Federal Regulatory Improvement Commission (COFEMER); both presented by the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP).

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Lex Latin- Luis Burgueño & Marisol Márquez- Monex acquires majority stake in Arrendadora Avance in Mexico

July, 2018

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. advised the selling shareholders of Arrendadora Avance, S.A. de C.V. in the sale of a majority stake of the company to Monex S.A.B. de C.V.

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Latin Lawyer- Fernando Carreño- Mexican antitrust commissioners felt guidelines were redundant

July, 2018

Due to the recent publication of the meeting minutes of the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) reunion held on June 7, in which the present commissioners voted against adopting the guidelines presented by the investigative arm of such Commission, our Partner Fernando Carreño and other elite lawyers in competition expressed their opinion about this decision.

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