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Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster | Mexico | 28 Sep 2021

Remote client onboarding for financial entities

The Department of Finance and Public Credit recently published various resolutions in the Official Gazette of Mexico to amend, add and derogate different provisions applicable to many financial institutions concerning the digital identification of clients. The provisions intend to include new technological mechanisms (eg, biometrics, proof of life and authentication factors) to enable......
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Sanchez DeVanny Eseverri SC | Mexico | 8 Sep 2021

Medical device import requirements

During the covid-19 pandemic, various provisions regarding the import and marketing of medical-related equipment were either issued or amended. After more than a year of emergency provisions and exceptions being issued by the Mexican health authorities, it appears that there is finally a greater degree of legal certainty as to the general requirements for importing or marketing medical......
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Sanchez DeVanny Eseverri SC | Mexico | 1 Sep 2021

Partial authorisation of new nicotine technologies based on alleged health risks

In 2018 the Supreme Court of Justice established the obligation of Congress to decriminalise the use of cannabis for recreational and other purposes. However, the government subsequently established a restriction on the importation of vapes and other new nicotine technologies, arguing that such goods represented a health risk. Following a recent Second Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice......
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Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster | Mexico | 31 Aug 2021

Mexico's new anti-money laundering reporting requirements for foreign crypto platforms

There has been much discussion about whether foreign cryptocurrency exchanges and other crypto platforms that facilitate transactions with crypto assets located abroad should comply with the Federal Law for the Prevention and Identification of Operations with Resources of Illicit Origin. This discrepancy has led to some foreign platforms reporting vulnerable activities relating to user......
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SAI Law & Economics | Mexico | 26 Aug 2021

Government overlooks COFECE authorisation to regulate LPG prices

In the past few months, prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) have risen to an all-time high. The Ministry of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Commission have consequently imposed price caps without seeking the necessary declaration of lack of effective competition conditions in the LPG market from the Federal Economic Competition Commission.
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SAI Law & Economics | Mexico | 26 Aug 2021

COFECE hits pharmaceutical cartel with maximum fines and disqualifies senior executives

The Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) has fined the numerous actors involved in a case of collusion in the pharmaceutical sector, in which agreements had been made to manipulate the supply and pricing of medical products. In an unprecedented move, the COFECE also disqualified 10 executives involved in the collusion. Their actions are considered to have done great financial......
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Sanchez DeVanny Eseverri SC | Mexico | 25 Aug 2021

New Health Law in Mexico City

A new Health Law for Mexico City was recently published in the Mexico City Official Gazette. Through the corresponding decree, the former Mexico City Health Law was repealed, together with a considerable number of other legal provisions applicable in Mexico City. The new law integrates the diverse legal provisions that relate to the sanitary control and regulation of services and products......
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Creel, Garcia-Cuellar, Aiza y Enriquez, SC | Mexico | 20 Aug 2021

VoIP services in Mexico

Over the past year, mandatory remote work has contributed to the positioning of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and videoconference services as an attractive alternative to traditional telephone services, both globally and in Mexico. As different VoIP solutions involve different services, some may be subject to certain regulatory licences and obligations in Mexico, which must be assessed......
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Becerril Coca & Becerril SC | Mexico | 19 Aug 2021

Arbitration tribunals in Mexico: what parties need to know

This article outlines the key features of the arbitration process in Mexico, including identification of the major arbitration institutions, changes to the constitutional right to dispute resolution and the benefits of this dispute resolution mechanism in Mexico which have seen its popularity grow exponentially therein.
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Becerril Coca & Becerril SC | Mexico | 2 Aug 2021

Divisional applications in Mexico in view of new IP law

The Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property applies to patent applications filed in Mexico from 5 November 2020. If a patent application was filed before this date, the former Industrial Property Law (IPL) applies until the patent is granted. However, what happens to divisional applications filed after 5 November 2020 when the parent application was filed under the IPL?
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