Work Area: Trade & Customs

Mexican lawyers contemplate new relationship with US

Mexico and its relationship with the US have featured prominently in the US presidential campaign. As the US prepares to head to the polls tomorrow, Latin Lawyer spoke with members of Mexico’s legal community about their fears for 8 November.

07 November 2016

Big pharma benefits from latest US-Cuba relaxation

The US’ continued relaxation of trade sanctions on Cuba now allows pharmaceutical companies in both countries to collaborate on medical research and opens the US to imports of Cuban drugs. But in-house counsel say onerous Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals mean few companies are likely to benefit.

28 October 2016

COFECE ends Pemex investigation with commitments

Mexico’s competition watchdog has ended an abuse of dominance investigation of the country’s state-owned oil company by agreeing commitments – marking the first time the enforcer has done so under Mexico’s 2014 competition law. By Henry Stockley

26 October 2016

Mexico investigates drug sector for high prices

Mexico’s competition authority is probing potential anticompetitive agreements in the country’s pharmaceutical sector, including an acquisition named in the leaked Panama Papers, the agency announced on Wednesday. By Henry Stockley

20 October 2016

Mercosur and Pacific Alliance cut red tape for international employers

International treaties are simplifying the way international businesses approach labour law in Latin America, improving employee mobility and enabling cross-border transfers of social security contributions, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 3rd annual labour and employment conference.

07 October 2016

Mercosur looks to EU amid Venezuelan controversy

A dispute over Venezuela’s presidency of Mercosur has underscored deep divisions between members of the trade bloc, threatening to overshadow negotiations with the European Union (EU) and exacerbating existing flaws in the structure of the inward-looking group, which lawyers complain has prevented individual countries from benefiting from bilateral trade arrangements for too long.

22 September 2016

Holland & Knight hires ex-government trade lawyer

Carlos Véjar, a former general counsel to Mexico’s ministry of economy, has joined Holland & Knight’s international trade practice in Mexico City.

12 September 2016

Azevedo Sette and Nasser help defeat antidumping allegations

Azevedo Sette Advogados and Nasser Sociedade de Advogados have helped packaging manufacturers in Bahrain and Peru beat off antidumping allegations in Brazil, in a rare case based on threat of material injury.

24 August 2016

Brazil signs convention to cut red tape

Last Sunday, Brazil became a signatory of the Apostille Convention, which lawyers say will save companies time and money by simplifying the process of approving foreign public documents.

15 August 2016

Argentina and Mexico outline free trade roadmap

Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto have taken steps to boost closer bilateral relations between the two countries and lay the foundations for a free trade agreement (FTA).

12 August 2016

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