• Legal Framework

    In-depth coverage of the local legal framework for business is an integral part of OBG’s analysis. Working in partnership with a leading local law firm, we review foreign investment laws, ownership restrictions, requirements for local partners and labour laws, among other topics.
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With the sixth-largest proven oil reserves in the world, and an industry that dates back to the early days of oil and gas dominance in energy, Kuwait is among the world’s principal hydrocarbons powers. Yet, given the lower oil prices seen in global markets in recent years, initiatives outlined in the New Kuwait 2035 development plan come at a critical time in terms of enhancing the state’s competitiveness as a destination for foreign direct investment.

In May 2019 regulations were published in the Federal Official Gazette that were the legal implementation of the constitutional reforms related to labour justice. They reflect commitments to global standards such as the International Labour Organisation’s conventions on association and collective bargaining, as well as provisions related to these principles in the US-Mexico-...

In 2019 controversy arose over the National Domain Extinction Law, which establishes that a person who owns assets that cannot be tracked or proven to have come from a legitimate origin, or assets that are a product of illicit activities such as organised crime, kidnapping, hydrocarbons and petrochemicals crimes, human trafficking, corruption, vehicle theft and extortion, can...

Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) the horticulture sector became Mexico’s fastest-growing industry, with fruit and vegetable exports increasing by 650% between 1995 and 2019. Today, it is a world leader in the export of tomatoes, avocados, berries, grapes, peppers and chillies. Since the treaty came into force in 1994 the sector has invested in innovation...

Federal labour law states that it is the employer’s obligation to comply with regulations on health and safety in the workplace, and that the conditions under which risk prevention is guaranteed is laid out in the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Regulation. Additionally, workers’ rights enable employees to develop and grow in a healthy and safe environment. There are 43...

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Mexico 2019

This chapter introduces the reader to the different aspects of the legal system in Mexico in partnership with Maillard, Cerbón, Canudas, Argumedo, Palma y Asociados; and Aguirre, Aguirre and Associates. It also contains a viewpoint with César Maillard Canudas, Managing Partner, Maillard, Cerbón, Canudas, Argumedo, Palma y Asociados.

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