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Official Mexican standards (a.k.a. NOMS)
  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
  • Mexico
  • January 21 2013

Companies doing business in Mexico must be familiar with Mexican business laws and regulations. These include the Commercial Code (Código de


Mexico's trademarks and patents office - 2012 and 2013 holidays
  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
  • Mexico
  • December 5 2012

Please take note that Mexico’s Intellectual Property Institute, which is Mexico's trademarks and patents office, will be closed from December 20, 2012 through January 6, 2013, and on February 4, March 18, May 1, May 6 and November 18, 2013


Mexico to help improve international tax compliance with respect to FATCA
  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
  • Mexico, USA
  • December 4 2012

After two years of negotiations between the governments of Mexico and the United States, an agreement between the Department of the Treasury and Mexico’s Ministry of Finance and Public Credit to improve international tax compliance including with respect to FATCA has been reached


Cross-border estate planning and the perils of the two-will strategy
  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
  • Mexico, USA
  • October 23 2012

Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of an estate


California courts may have an interest in a Mexico breach of contract dispute
  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
  • Mexico, USA
  • November 26 2012

Last week, California’s Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s finding of forum non conveniens, but reversed the order to dismiss and remand with directions to vacate the dismissal and enter an order staying the matter


When the Mexican forum selection clause is mandatory, the traditional forum non conveniens analysis does not apply
  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
  • Mexico, USA
  • 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


Do you have a financial interest in, or signature authority over, a Mexican financial account?
  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
  • Mexico, USA
  • September 29 2012

If you are a United States citizen or resident and have a financial interest in or signature authority over a Mexican financial account, including a bank account, brokerage account, mutual fund, trust, or other type of foreign financial account, the Bank Secrecy Act may require you to report the account yearly to the Internal Revenue Service by filing a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR


I.R.S. concludes Mexican landholding trust is not a trust ...
  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
  • Mexico, USA
  • November 20 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


Are quick Mexico divorces valid?
  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
  • Mexico, USA
  • September 17 2012

Various online companies claim that valid Mexico divorces can be obtained by Americans in one business day even if one party is unable or unwilling to sign or otherwise participate in the process, and even if the petitioner does not know where the spouse is living


Mexico's foreign investment framework (intro and recent activity)
  • Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP
  • Mexico
  • October 9 2012

Mexico’s foreign investment framework is governed primarily by Mexico’s Foreign Investment Law