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Brief Comments on the new Law on Advertising Contracts
June, 2021

On June 3, 2021, the Federal Executive branch published in the Federal Official Gazette the DECREE enacting the Law for the Transparency, Prevention and Combat of Improper Practices in Advertising Contracts (the “Law”), which introduces relevant changes that impact the advertising industry in Mexico. The Law becomes effective on September 3, 2021, and is applicable to all acts, contracts, agreements, or procedures entered into between two or more of the economic agents referred to in the Law (media agencies, advertisers, and media), if an advertiser is resident in Mexico and the advertisement is disseminated in Mexico.

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Ex-Grupo Modelo counsel joins Von Wobeser y Sierra as partner
June, 2021

Pablo Jiménez Zorrilla officially joins Von Wobeser, taking the firm’s partner count to 18. He will co-head the corporate and M&A practice alongside partner Luis Burgueño. Law firm founder and member of the executive committee, Claus von Wobeser says Jiménez’s incorporation will add significant value both to the firm and its clients.

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Pablo Jiménez joins VWyS as a partner
June, 2021

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is pleased to announce that Pablo Jiménez Zorrilla has joined the firm as a partner.

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The suspension of article 57 of the Hydrocarbons Act is published in the Federal Official Gazette
May, 2021

On May 26, 2021, the notice was published in the Federal Official Gazette (“DOF”) informing the public of the suspension of all effects and consequences resulting from article 57 of the Hydrocarbons Act (the “Act”), as well as transitory articles four and six of the “Decree amending various provisions of the Hydrocarbons Act”, published on May 4, 2021 in the DOF.

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Outsourcing reform. Guidelines for the registration of individuals or entities that provide specialized services or execute specialized works
May, 2021

Following the Reform regulating subcontracting, published on April 23, today the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (Ministry) published in the Federal Official Gazette the directive containing provisions for registering individuals or entities that provide specialized services or execute specialized works and that, for that purpose, provide or make available their own workers in benefit of another, guidelines which will enter into force tomorrow.

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Hydrocarbons reform is published in the Federal Official Gazette
May, 2021

On March 4, 2021, “Decree reforming the Hydrocarbons Act” was published in the Federal Official Gazette.

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The Federal Electricity Commission launches four international public bids for the construction of combined cycle power plants in Mexico
May, 2021

On April 24th the Federal Electricity Commission (“CFE”) issued four international public bids for the construction of combined cycle power plants in several States of Mexico (the “Bids”).

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Arbitral Women: Munia El Harti Alonso Joins Von Wobeser y Sierra as Associate.
April, 2021
Munia El Harti Alonso has joined Von Wobeser y Sierra as an associate with effect from 15 April 2021. Munia specializes in international commercial and investment arbitration. 
 
 
Subcontracting reform brings significant changes to Mexican labor market
April, 2021

Today, in the evening edition of the Official Federal Gazette, the decree was published amending provisions of the Federal Labor Act; the Social Security Act, the National Workers Housing Fund Institute Act; the Federal Tax Code; the Income Tax Act; and the Value Added Tax Act, regarding Labor Subcontracting.

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Publication in the Federal Official Gazette of the National Registry of Mobile Phone Users
April, 2021

On April 16, 2021, the Mexican Executive Branch published in the Official Federal Gazette the DECREE amending various provisions of the Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Act (the “Decree”), charging the Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones) (“IFT”) with incorporating, into its current Public Telecommunications Registry, a new National Registry of Mobile Phone Users (the “National Registry”).

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