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ESG in the Mexican Mining Industry. Part Two
April, 2022

Introduction

The demands of modern life require the mining industry. The materials extracted from the ground and subsoil are necessary for the building of roads, electronics, and vehicles, as well as for the generation of electricity. Without a doubt, the economic development of a society is linked to the development of this extractive industry.

Does your business contribute to changing the world? Consider an ESG perspective.
February, 2022

The beginning of the year is full of resolutions and good wishes. For those of us who intend to fulfill them, resolutions must be translated into concrete goals and objectives, both for individuals and companies.

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Crisis Mode: Have Your ESG Team on Speed Dial
January, 2022

Dear clients and friends,

We are pleased to share our contribution to Latin Lawyer’s Guide to Corporate Crisis Management (4th ed.), titled "Crisis Mode: Have Your ESG Team on Speed Dial", co-authored by Pablo Jiménez and Luis Burgueño, co-heads of our Corporate and M&A practice and members of our ESG group.

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Fort Dearborn, Multi-Color Corporation merge to form world’s largest label supplier
January, 2022

Fort Dearborn Company and Multi-Color Corporation have merged, creating the world’s largest prime label supplier by revenues.

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Fundamental rights of legal entities: an unsettled topic
December, 2021

This year, a Mexican federal court issued a set of controversial precedents regarding the rights of legal entities. These precedents are not generally binding, but they represent a setback in the protection of fundamental rights and, specifically, with respect to social corporate responsibility.

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Promoting energy autonomy while advancing environmental protection: a balancing act
December, 2021

One of the main objectives of Mexico’s current Federal Administration is to strengthen the energy sector, with particular emphasis on the State’s power and oil companies: Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex). In line with this objective, on March 10, 2021, a substantial reform to the Electricity Industry Law went into effect, which purports to provide security and reliability to the electricity system, as well as to foster the country’s energy autonomy.

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Economic competition: a potential trigger for sustainable initiatives.
December, 2021

For anyone who had any doubts, the recent COP26 climate change conference made it clear that the biggest and most complex challenge facing humanity requires collaboration. No institution or organization is capable of making a significant impact acting in isolation.

RRM as an effective mechanism to enforce collective labor standards
December, 2021

Investment decisions taken by companies worldwide are increasingly based on (if not driven by) Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria. Even though these criteria are a tool to evaluate the sustainability of companies, they are not comprehensively supported by Mexican legal provisions and therefore, are not linked to legal compliance.

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Competition partners foresee greater scrutiny of e-commerce and fintech deals.
November, 2021

Latin American competition authorities refuse to be shaken by the covid-19 pandemic and are stepping up their scrutiny of the region’s fast-growing e-commerce and digital banking sectors, said speakers at a Latin Lawyer webinar earlier this week.

Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz: a mouthful of new supply chain regulations
November, 2021

Alongside China, Germany is still considered to be the world’s leading exporting nation. Made in Germany has long been an indication of superior quality and standards. The great reputation of German products extends to the import of raw materials, finished goods, components and subcomponents around the world. However, it is clear that human rights and environmental protection standards may not be uniformly met by all international companies in such extensive and complex supply chains.

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