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Mexico continues to face challenges in 2021, as it continues to grapple with economic fallout from the global COVID pandemic and amid policy shifts emanating from the United States, as President Joe Biden assumed the office in January. Mexican President
Continue Reading The Evolving Mexico-United States Relationship, Amid a New Administration in Washington

On June 22, 2020, Mexico’s independent antitrust regulator (“COFECE”) filed a legal claim (controversia constitucional) with the nation’s Supreme Court arguing that the Ministry of Energy’s (“SENER”) Agreement setting forth the Policy of Reliability, Safety, Continuity, and Quality of the
Continue Reading Mexican Supreme Court issues an injunction of the SENER Policy

On Wednesday, June 10, the Mexican court specialized in economic competition issued an order granting the definitive suspension of the Ministry of Energy’s (“SENER”) Agreement setting forth the Policy of Reliability, Safety, Continuity, and Quality of the National Electric System
Continue Reading Mexican Court Orders a Definitive Suspension of the Enforcement of SENER and CENACE Measures

Since our May 20 blog post, the Energy Regulatory Commission (“CRE”) added its name to the list of agencies disturbing Mexico’s legal and regulatory certainty. Additionally, the López Obrador administration has spent time publicly defending recent Ministry of Energy
Continue Reading CRE Adds its Name to the List of Agencies Disturbing Mexico’s Legal and Regulatory Certainty