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The Guide to Corporate Compliance; Edition 3 - Specialist Chapter How to Conduct Internal Investigations of Alleged Wrongdoing
May, 2022

In recent years, countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru, have revamped their anti-corruption laws to facilitate corporations’ prosecution and establish requirements or mitigation credit for companies’ anti-corruption compliance programs. Under Mexican law, when determining a corporation’s liability, law enforcement authorities must evaluate, among other aspects, the existence of proper controls within the company, such as adequate investigative methods. This has triggered a new form of corporate awareness in Mexico. Some companies are facing consequences for failing to comply with anti-corruption laws, specifically with the legal requirements, guidelines, and best practices to create and implement compliance programs.

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New rules impacting the operation of companies with IMMEX and PROSEC programs
May, 2022

Today the Ministry of Economy’s (SE) resolution issuing General Rules and Criteria in Foreign Trade Matters was published in the Federal Official Gazette and entered into force.

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Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. - WWL 2022 Mexico Report
May, 2022

We are happy to share that Who's Who Legal 2022 Mexico Report has recognized our partners for their excellent work in various practices including: Administrative Litigation, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Competition, Energy, Investigations, Labor & Employment, M&A and Governance, Restructuring & Insolvency.

Long term restriction for public officers to work in private sector declared unconstitutional
April, 2022

On April 4, 2022, the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice (the “Supreme Court”) began the analysis of the provisions challenged by Senators of the Republic to the Federal Law of Republican Austerity (“FLRA”), in the constitutional review with docket number 139/2019.

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Guidelines for Conducting the Procedure of Administrative Sanctioning of Insolvency Specialists
March, 2022

On March 16, 2022, the Guidelines for Conducting the Procedure of Administrative Sanctioning of Insolvency Specialists issued by the Director General of the Federal Institute of Commercial Bankruptcy Specialists (“IFECOM”) were published in the Federal Official Gazette.

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Lexology GTDT Acquisition Finance 2022 - Mexico
March, 2022

The Mexico chapter of “Lexology GTDT – Acquisition Finance” provides local insights of local and cross-border acquisition finance transactions, including an overview of the general structure of financing; key aspects to be considered with regards to guarantees and collateral, as well as the perfection of security interests; common terms of debt commitment letters and acquisition agreements; notable aspects regarding the enforcement of claims and insolvency; and updates and trends in Mexico, related to acquisition finance transactions.

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Mexican official standard establishes new permissible limits for pollutants in discharges to waters of national jurisdiction
March, 2022

On Friday, March 11, 2022, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources published in the Official Gazette of the Federation, the new Mexican Official Standard NOM-001-SEMARNAT-2021, regarding “permissible limits of pollutants in wastewater discharges into receiving water bodies owned by the nation” (“NOM”).

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Establishment of District Courts for Bankruptcy Proceedings
March, 2022

On March 4, 2022, the Plenary of the Federal Judiciary in Mexico published the General Decree 4/2022 in the Official Gazette of the Federation, through which it ordered the establishment of the First and Second District Courts on Bankruptcy matters (“Bankruptcy Courts”).

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Von Wobeser y Sierra celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD)
March, 2022

Dear clients and friends,

Today, we commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD) and we honor the women in our firm. At Von Wobeser y Sierra, we are committed to the promo­tion and advancement of gender equal­ity in the legal profession. Our position is unwavering and unrelenting.

Latin Lawyer: The Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions: Indemnity Escrows and Other Payment Guarantees
March, 2022

The chapter describes a series of mechanisms most used in mergers and acquisitions transactions in Mexico and Latin America to ensure that a party affected by its counterparty’s breaches of covenants or misrepresentations is adequately indemnified.

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