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Bill Reforming the Federal Labor Law

January, 2019

On December 22, 2018 a bill reforming the Federal Labor Law (LFT) was presented in the Chamber of Deputies by the Parliamentary Group of Morena, which is currently under analysis for the clearance of the Labor Commission of that Chamber.

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Global Competition Review (GCR 100) once again recognizes Von Wobeser as an Elite Firm

January, 2019

Once again, Von Wobeser y Sierra´s Competition & Antitrust Practice has been recognized as an Elite Firm in Competition & Antitrust. GCR 100, the prestigious editorial has identified Von Wobeser y Sierra as Elite, (highest honor that can be achieved in the ranking) within the group of top firms around the world in regards to competition and antitrust.

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Values of the Unit of Measurement and Indexing in effect as of February 1, 2019

January, 2019

On January 10, 2018 the National Statistics and Geography Institute (INEGI for its initials in Spanish) published in the Official Federal Gazette the indexing of the values (daily, monthly and annual) of the Unit of Measurement and Indexing, which will enter into force as of February 1, 2019.

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Latin Lawyer- Claus von Wobeser- Panama Canal consortium ordered to pay

January, 2019

Our Partner Claus von Wobeser participated as arbitrator in a ICC arbitration related to a project oriented to expand the Panama Canal. 

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New minimum wage as of January 1st, 2019

December, 2018

On December 26, 2018 the resolution of the Representative Council of the National Minimum Wages Commission (CONASAMI for its initials in Spanish) was published in the Federal Official Gazette (DOF for its initials in Spanish), which establishes the general and professional minimum wages that will be in force as of January 1st, 2019. As we had anticipated, this resolution will divide the country into two geographical areas for all the issues related with minimum wage.

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Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation declares the exclusion of domestic workers from the mandatory regime of the Mexican Social Security Institute to be unconstitutional

December, 2018

On December 5th, 2018, the Second Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation approved a draft resolution determining that it is unconstitutional for employers of domestic employees not to be obligated to register those employees with the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).

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Global Arbitration Review- Claus von Wobeser- Panama Canal consortium ordered to pay

December, 2018

Our Partner Claus von Wobeser participated as arbitrator in a case related to a project oriented to expand the Panama Canal. 

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New minimum wage beginning January 1, 2019 and creation of a Border General Minimum Wage

December, 2018

By ruling of the National Minimum Wage Commission (CONASAMI), beginning January 1, 2019, the new general minimum wage for Mexico will be $102.68 pesos, and the new "Border General Minimum Wage” will be $176.72 pesos.

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Latin Lawyer- Andrés Nieto- State interventionism may spur policy advice work for law firms

November, 2018

Our Partner Andrés Nieto participated as speaker at Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual Private Equity conference in New York in the panel “Deal-making in an illiberal world”. Here's what Latin Lawyer covered about the discussion. 

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Latin Lawyer- Fernando Carreño- Mexican antitrust regulator probes market for card payment systems

November, 2018

Our Partner Fernando Carreño shared his opinion about this investigation carried out by COFECE. 

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