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Mexico: Intellectual Property Analysis 2016

Developments in the approach to Mexican intellectual property policy have recently impacted the legal market. It has seen a drive towards further protection of intellectual property rights, creating a more adaptable legal framework within which intellectual property holders can work. Furthermore, there has been fresh progress in the tightening of copyright, trademark and counterfeit prosecution. 29 individuals are showcased in this chapter for their strength in the field. 

Mexico: Insurance & Reinsurance Analysis 2016

With Mexico’s insurance market still the second largest in Latin America, practitioners are continuing to enjoy a strong flow of with, and remain optimistic for the coming 

Mexico: Insolvency & Restructuring Analysis 2016

Practitioners in the field have noted distinct developments in the legal market. Amendments to insolvency and restructuring policy in Mexico have sought to improve the efficiency of processes such as liquidation. Thirteen individuals have been singled out in this chapter.

Mexico: Government Contracts Analysis 2016

In the last few years, the Mexican government has continued the procurement system reform by improving the efficiency of delivery of goods and services. This system has introduced Mexico’s procurement system to global best practices, as well as boosting numbers of electronic transactions. The need to have more standardised procedures is also reflected in the country’s participation in the Open Contracting Global Principles agreement. This registers an ongoing process to improve on issues of efficiency, quality and transparency in public procurement measures. We have listed 11 leading lawyers in this increasingly refining market.

Mexico: Franchise Analysis 2016

The past year has been a busy one for franchise lawyers in Mexico, with the expansion of international franchises into the domestic market. As US companies continue to move into this jurisdiction, the steady workflow practitioners currently enjoy is expected to continue. Against this backdrop we highlight seven leading experts in the field.

Mexico: Environment Analysis 2016

Since the establishment of a chamber specialising in environmental matters of the Federal Court of Tax and Administrative Justice in 2013, environmental practitioners have seen a changing market. With the environmental judicial courts opening in 2015, practitioners stated that they are still waiting to see what impact these courts will have, once judgments begin to be handed down. We identify 17 leading individuals in this chapter.

Mexico: Energy Analysis 2016

The new set of energy reforms which came into law in in mid-2014, lifting the country’s 75-year embargo of its oilfields from foreign companies have seen a mixed first year. Although international interest has been piqued, the first oil auction was less than successful. However, practitioners are hopeful that the same mistakes will not be made again and that 2016 will bring a brighter future for the newly liberalised market. In this chapter 18 names are featured.

Mexico: Corporate Tax Analysis 2016

There have been few significant changes to the corporate tax system in Mexico since the approval of the major tax reform enforced in January 2014; the industry is still feeling its effects. However in February 2014, the Mexican Executive Branch announced the Fiscal Certainty Agreement, a unilateral agreement aimed to create fiscal stability and certainty to taxpayers. In this the Mexican government committed to not proposing new federal taxes nor increasing the rates of existing federal taxes, nor limiting or eliminating the existing tax benefits or tax exemptions in regards to federal taxes, until 30 November 2018. In addition the Double Taxation Treaties with Malta, Peru and the United Arab Emirates became effective within the last 12 months, eliminating double taxation and thereby encouraging foreign direct investment between these countries. Against this backdrop 32 practitioners were recognised for their “leading work” in the industry.

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