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Update: Suspension of legal terms and time periods, as well as enabling of business days and hours for the Federal Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
April, 2020

Today 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 administrative-decentralized agencies, with exceptions for the indicated procedures and acts” ("Ruling").

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Update: Suspension of legal terms and deadlines for the Federal Ministry of Energy
April, 2020

Today the Federal Ministry of Energy ("SENER") published in the Official Federal Gazette the “Ruling that modifies the ruling establishing the suspension of time periods and legal terms in the Federal Ministry of Energy, as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic” (“Ruling”).

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Update: Extension of the suspension of time periods for the National Hydrocarbons Commission
April, 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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The impact of COVID-19 on leases
April, 2020

As part of the measures implemented by the Federal Government in light of the health crisis generated by the SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) virus, the public, private and social sectors are currently, and until April 30, 2020, required to suspend all their non-essential activities.

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Extension of the suspension in the activities of the Mexican Antitrust Commission and its procedures
April, 2020

The Board of the Commission, in its session held today, decided that the initial suspension of terms period (March 23 until April 17) will be extended. In this regard, all terms will be suspended until April 30, 2020; furthermore, considering that May 1, 2 and 5 are holidays, the activities will restart on May 6, excepting those related to merger control procedures and the issuance of opinions or decisions in the granting of licenses, concessions, permits and similar procedures.

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The Mexican Social Security Institute informs the legal and administrative instruments available to ease the payment of social security dues
April, 2020

By announcement number 191, dated April 13, 2020, (“Announcement”) the Technical Board of the Mexican Social Security Institute (“IMSS”) informed the legal and administrative instruments to ease the due payment of social security dues.

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Analysis of the administrative eases and tax incentives granted by several States of the Republic
April, 2020

Due to the recent economic and health situation facing the country as a result of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, several States have announced and published certain administrative eases and tax incentives (“Measures”), as our firm anticipated on April 11 in the note that can be consulted here.

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Legal Guide Regarding the Impacts of COVID-19.
April, 2020
Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. participated in the drafting of the Legal Guide Regarding the Impacts of COVID-19 in collaboration with Estándares Pro Bono México, Fundación Barra Mexicana, A.C., Fundación Appleseed México, A.C., Centro Mexicano Pro Bono, A.C. and Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas de la UNAM.
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Update: Suspension of legal terms and deadlines for the Mexican Energy Control Center
April, 2020

On April 9, the Mexican Energy Control Center ("CENACE") published in the Federal Official Gazette the "Agreement that modifies the first article of the Agreement establishing the suspension of terms and deadlines in acts and procedures filed before the Administrative Entities of the National Center of Energy Control, from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, April 19, 2020” ("Agreement").

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Economic aid and/or federal and state tax relief in response to COVID-19
April, 2020

As a result of the health state of emergency declared on March 30th of this year for the COVID-19 virus, the Federal Government and various States of the Mexican Republic have announced the granting of economic aid and/or tax relief, some of which have been published in the official gazettes of the states, which are listed below:

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