Last April 20th, 2022, as a measure to promote the protection and registration of trademarks, slogans and trade names for small and medium size companies as well as individual entrepreneurs, the Mexican Government (through the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) and the Ministry of Commerce) announced a 90% (ninety per cent) reduction to the…

On April 28, 2022, two Decrees were published in the Official Gazette of the Federation amending Section IX of Article 132, Section V of Article 204 and adding a second paragraph to Article 512 of the Federal Labor Law (FLL), which became effective as of April 29 of this year. The amendments to Articles 132 and…

The approved reform regarding labor subcontracting, as published on April 23, 2021, includes a clause that modifies the Workers’ Profit Sharing (PTU). This reform is generating much confusion and may be a source of labor and union conflicts and disagreements. Among the main points to be highlighted and clarified are the following: How the profits…

On April 20, 2022, a series of amendments to the Mining Law were published in the Official Gazette of the Federation that reserve the exploration, exploitation, and benefit of lithium to the State. This amendment primarily (I) impedes the granting of lithium concessions in favor of individuals; (II) grants the right of exploration, exploitation, and…

During the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation held on April 7, 2022, the Court discussed and ruled over an action of unconstitutionality identified under the file number 64/2021, filed by several members of the Senate, aimed to stop the amendments published in the Federal Official Gazette on March 9,…

The Invalidity of Mining Concessions and its Implications    By Pablo Méndez Alvídrez Mining On Feb. 16, 2022, during the plenary session held by the First Chamber of the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice, the Constitutional Court issued a ruling by means of which it ordered the Mining Authority to declare null and void two…

Effective as of the 1st of January 2022, Mexican tax legislation provides for new obligations binding: (i) Mexican companies, (ii) all parties to trusts (fideicomisos); (iii) all parties and members of other legal arrangements; (iv) professionals such as notaries, public brokers and other persons participating in the incorporation of companies, in the creation of trusts…

Dear Clients and Friends, On January 1, 2022 the following ecological taxes went into effect in the State of Queretaro: 1) Tax for Environmental Remediation in the Extraction of Materials This tax must be paid by individuals, legal entities and economic units that extract non-metallic materials from the soil and subsoil in the State of…

Dear Clients and Friends: 25 years ago, a provision was included in the Income Tax Law (“IT Law”) which permits tax authorities to recharacterize as dividends the interest paid by a taxpayer, when it is derived from “back-to-back credits”. One of the effects of this recharacterization is the rejection of the deduction taken for the…

In terms of the labor reform, published in the Federal Official Gazette on May 1, 2019 (“Labor Reform”), the local conciliation centers were to begin operating in three stages, two of which are already completed. As for the third, scheduled for May 1, it comprises the following states: Ciudad de México Coahuila Chihuahua Jalisco Michoacán…

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