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Publication of the First Resolution of Modifications to the Omnibus Tax Bill for 2020
May, 2020

On May 12, 2020, the First Resolution of Modifications to the Omnibus Tax Bill for 2020 (“First Resolution of Modifications”) was published in the Official Federal Gazette, which entered into force the day following its publication .

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Making use of Commercial Arbitration in COVID-19 Times
May, 2020

COVID-19 has already had a dramatic and profound impact upon the commercial operations and even the solvency of many businesses across many sectors of the Mexican economy. For contracting parties, it is likely to be vitally important that their business partners continue to honor their contractual obligations throughout the crisis, and that their credits are not lost in the event of their business partners’ insolvency. To best protect the rights of such businesses, it may be necessary to obtain urgent binding relief from a competent entity.

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CENACE suspends preoperative tests and imposes limits to the transmission of solar and wind power plants, opening the door for the affected companies to initiate defense mechanisms
May, 2020

On April 29, 2020 the “Resolution to guarantee the Efficiency,  Quality,  Reliability,  Continuity and Security of the National Electric System, as a result of the recognition of the epidemic of illness from the SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID-19)” (“Resolution”) issued by the National Energy Control Center (“CENACE”) was published in the Market Information System.

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Suspension of time periods and legal terms of the Tax Administration Service
May, 2020

On May 4, 2020, the sixth advance version of the First Resolution of Modifications to the Tax Omnibus Bill for 2020 (“First Resolution of Modifications”) was released on the webpage of the Tax Administration Service (“SAT”).

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Update: Second extension of the suspension of time periods for the National Hydrocarbons Commission
May, 2020

Today, the “Ruling modifying the ruling that declares the suspension of the time periods in proceedings carried out before the National Hydrocarbons Commission (“CNH”)” (the “Ruling”), was published in the Official Federal Gazette (“DOF”).

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Update: Suspension of legal terms for the SEMARNAT and enabling of business days and hours for the ASEA
May, 2020

On April 30, 2020 the Federal Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (“SEMARNAT”) published in the Official Federal Gazette the “Ruling indicating the days that will be considered as non-business days for administrative acts and procedures filed before the Federal Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and its administrativedecentralized agencies, with exceptions for the indicated procedures and acts” (“Ruling”).

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Criteria for qualifying COVID-19 as an occupational illness
May, 2020

Recently, the Mexican Social Security Institute issued criteria for determining in what cases infection with Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) should be considered an occupational illness.

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Extension of the suspension in the activities and terms of the Mexican Copyright Institute
May, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 contingency, on May 1, 2020, it was published on the official website of the Mexican Copyright Institute (INDAutor) the official communication by means of which the suspension of activities and terms that ran from March 26 to April 30, 2020 has been extended. Therefore, according with this official communication, INDAutor will remain closed and the deadlines will remain suspended until May 29, 2020.

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Extension of the suspension in the activities and terms of the Federal Court of Administrative Justice
April, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 contingency, on April 28, 2020 the official communication SS/12/2020, issued by the Plenary of the Superior Chamber of the Federal Court of Administrative Justice (TFJA), was published on the official website of that Court, extending the initial suspension of activities and terms that ran from March 18 to May 05, 2020 until May 29, 2020.

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Update: Suspension of legal terms and deadlines for the Federal Ministry of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Mexican Energy Control Center
April, 2020

Today, the following rulings related with administrative authorities of the energy sector, were published in the Federal Official Gazette:

(i) Federal Ministry of Energy (“SENER”). “Ruling that modifies the former establishing the suspension of deadlines and legal terms in the Federal Ministry of Energy, as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic” (“ SENER Ruling”).

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