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The SEMARNAT issues the new General Sustainable Forestry Development Law

June, 2018

The Environment and Natural Resources Ministry (“SEMARNAT”) published the new General Sustainable Forestry Law replacing the previous law on the matter. This new Law came into force on June 6th, 2018 and its purpose is to update the regulation and promotion of an integral and sustainable management of forests. 

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Global Competition Review- Fernando Carreño- Bayer/Monsanto given final greenlight

June, 2018

With the final greenlight to nail down Bayer's purchase of Monsanto, our Partner Fernando Carreño gave his opinion of the competition and antitrust implications regarding this transaction. 

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Mexico eliminates certain tariff preferences under NAFTA and increases tariffs on various products

June, 2018

By executive order published today, Mexico proceeded to deny tariff preference under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and impose retaliatory tariffs on various products originating from the United States of America (U.S.).

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Mexico announces imposition of retaliatory tariffs on various products originating from the USA

June, 2018

Through an official communiqué, the Mexican government announced that it will increase tariffs on products originating from the United States of America (USA), including flat steel (hot and cold sheet, including coated and various pipes), lamps, pork shanks and shoulders, sausages and food preparations, apples, grapes, blueberries and cheeses.

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Latin Lawyer- Fernando Carreño- Mexico anticorruption leniency programme could threaten antitrust efforts

May, 2018

Our Partner Fernando Carreño gave his opinion in a panel about the impact of the new leniency programme in Mexico in terms of antitrust.

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Event: LCIA in Mexico - Introduction and Discussion Panel

May, 2018

We are pleased to invite you to the event "LCIA in Mexico: Introduction and Discussion Panel" which will be held at our office on Wednesday, June 6th at 17:00 hours. 

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

May, 2018

In April 2016, the European Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which became effective on May 4th of that same year and is mandatory as of May 25th, 2018 for the European Union (“EU”) member states and for third parties that use the personal data of European citizens.

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Mexico approves the “Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership”

May, 2018

On May 23rd, 2018, the “Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership”, better known as TPP-11 or CPTPP, was published in the Official Federal Gazette, as well as two Side Agreements to the TPP-11 signed by Mexico with Vietnam related to the textile sector; a Side Agreement signed with Malaysia with respect to the rule of origin that will apply in the production of certain vehicles; and a Side Agreement with Australia regarding investment protection.

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Fernando Carreño, awarded “Lawyer of the year – under 40” by Global Competition Review (GCR)

April, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Fernando Carreño, head of our antitrust practice was awarded “Lawyer of the year – under 40” by Global Competition Review (GCR). This is the first time that a Mexican lawyer is recognized with this award.

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Signing of the “Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership”

March, 2018

Today, March 8th, 2018, the “Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific partnership”, better known as TPP-11 or CPTPP, was signed in Chile, with the participation of Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and Mexico. The agreement is signed just as the government of the United States is announcing that it will impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.

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