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Contracts: courts should not be called upon to function as a backstop for sloppy drafting!

  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 4 2012

Under California law, contracts are interpreted by an objective standard: the words of the contract control over the party's subjective intentions

When the Mexican forum selection clause is mandatory, the traditional forum non conveniens analysis does not apply

  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
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  • Mexico, USA
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  • December 11 2012

Last week, the Court of Appeal of California affirmed an order staying a forum non conveniens action arising from a purchase agreement for a $20 million beach lot in Cancun, Mexico

Investing in Mexican real estate: outlook, framework and special considerations (Part 4)

  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
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  • Mexico
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  • February 28 2012

This part explains the general pre-offer considerations and the process through which foreign nationals generally acquire ownership to real property located within the Restricted Zone

Apostilles 101 - What are they and what are they for?

  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 19 2012

An apostille is an international certification that authenticates the origins of a public document

Investing in Mexican real estate: outlook, framework and special considerations (Part 2)

  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
  • -
  • Mexico
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  • February 28 2012

Under Article 27, Section I, of the Mexican Constitution, all land is the property of the Nation, and legal capacity to acquire ownership of lands and waters from the Nation is limited to Mexicans by birth or naturalization and Mexican companies

Investing in Mexican real estate: outlook, framework and special considerations (Part 3)

  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
  • -
  • Mexico
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  • February 28 2012

The Foreign Investment Law, which implements Article 27, Section I, of the Mexican Constitution, elaborates on how an interest in real property in Mexico may be acquired by foreigners and Mexican corporations that allow foreign investment

The US continues to build international support for combating tax evasion

  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 9 2012

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that it is engaged with more than 50 countries and jurisdictions around the world to improve international tax compliance and implement the information reporting and withholding tax provisions commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”

Investing in Mexican real estate: outlook, framework and special considerations (Part 1)

  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
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  • Mexico
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  • February 28 2012

Over the last decades, foreign investors’ interest in Mexican real estate has grown significantly

Mexico eases up on foreign investors

  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
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  • Mexico
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  • September 8 2012

As a general rule, Mexico’s Commerce Code and Foreign Investment Law allow foreign businesses to operate in Mexico, but require such foreign businesses to first obtain an authorization from the Ministry of Economy (Secretaría de Economía

Mexico enacts new immigration regulations

  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
  • -
  • Mexico
  • -
  • October 12 2012

Mexico has enacted new immigration regulations