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Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP | Mexico | 21 Jan 2013

Official Mexican standards (a.k.a. NOMS)

Companies doing business in Mexico must be familiar with Mexican business laws and regulations. These include the Commercial Code (Código de…
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Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP | Mexico, USA | 11 Dec 2012

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

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.
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Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP | Mexico | 5 Dec 2012

Mexico's trademarks and patents office - 2012 and 2013 holidays

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.
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Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP | Mexico, USA | 4 Dec 2012

Mexico to help improve international tax compliance with respect to FATCA

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.
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Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP | Mexico, USA | 26 Nov 2012

California courts may have an interest in a Mexico breach of contract dispute …

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
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Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP | Mexico, USA | 20 Nov 2012

I.R.S. concludes Mexican landholding trust is not a trust ...

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.
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Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP | USA | 9 Nov 2012

The US continues to build international support for combating tax evasion

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”).
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Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP | Mexico | 2 Nov 2012

Mexican President nominates Supreme Court Justices

Mexico’s Supreme Court Justices Salvador Aguirre Anguiano and Guillermo Ortiz Mayagoitia will conclude their terms by then end of this month.
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Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP | Mexico, USA | 23 Oct 2012

Cross-border estate planning and the perils of the two-will strategy

Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of an estate.
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Martin-Sanchez & Leon de la Barra, LLP | Mexico | 15 Oct 2012

Mexico approves anti-money laundering law - can it affect you?

Mexico's Congress approved Thursday a long-awaited anti-money laundering law.
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