Yesterday, the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed the decrees that created Mexico’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ), which was published this Friday (September 29, 2017) in the Official Gazette.
The first three SEZs will be located at Lázaro Cardenas-Unión (State of Michoacán and Guerrero), Puerto Chiapas (State of Chiapas), and Coatzacoalcos (State of Veracruz), where investors will benefit from tax, business, and trade facilitation measures and incentives. These decrees contain the details of this new and aggressive economic policy that seeks to attract investment.
Throughout this year, VTZ has reported on Mexico’s SEZ and made available a report outlining the legal framework, check out our VTZ SEZ Report, along with several updates. For more information, contact Mr. Emilio Arteaga Vázquez (email@example.com).
Our partner, Horacio A. López-Portillo. participated in The State Bar of California Sections Convention in San Diego on August 18-19, 2017, Mr. López Portillo was part of the panel titled “Development of New Approaches on International Trade Law” and gave a presentation on the Mexican perspective of the current issues in International Trade, touching on the current NAFTA negotiations, the Sugar agreement reached by Mexico and the United States, and the now-suspended Steel and Aluminum investigation pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 of the U.S.
Furthermore, we are also proud to announce that two of our partners, Adrian Vázquez and Horacio López Portillo, are listed as leading lawyers. Finally, the Legal 500 also recommends other three VTZ Members, Eduardo Zepeda, Eduardo González Espinosa and Verónica Vázquez Bravo.
To access the review, please click the following link: Legal 500 – IT&C – Mexico
The University of Barcelona has an LLM program called “International Economic Law and Policy“, that is better known as IELPO, a specialized master considered as one of the most prestigous in the world.
VTZ is proud to inform that our associate, Mariana Malvaez, recently started to study at IELPO and she is the second member of this firm to be accepted to this highly selective programme; Matisse Barbaro, former international intern during 2016, was the first VTZ member to study at IELPO. Moreover, Mariana Malvaez is the fourth Mexican to study at IELPO and she won several international and national scholarships that will support her studies.
VTZ wishes the best to Mariana Malvaez in her academic studies and reminds her that she is welcome to return.
La Universidad de Barcelona tiene un programa de Maestría en Derecho que se titula “International Economic Law and Policy“, mejor conocido como IELPO, una maestría especializada en Derecho Económico Internacional y que es considerada como una de las más prestigiosas del mundo.
VTZ orgullosamente informa que nuestra asociada, Mariana Malvaez, recientemente comenzó a estudiar la maestría en IELPO y es la segunda miembro de este despacho que es aceptada en dicho programa; Matisse Barbaro, ex-pasante internacional durante el 2016, fue la primera. Además, Mariana Malvaez es la cuarta mexicana en estudiar dicho programa y es acreedora de diversas becas.
En VTZ le deseamos los mejores éxitos a Mariana en su nueva etapa, y se le reitera que tiene la puerta abierta para su regreso.