Holland & Knight Mexico Practice - International Trade

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International Trade Holland & Knight's Mexico City office provides highly knowledgeable advice on international trade strategies, customs procedures, regulatory compliance, unfair trade practices, investments, intellectual property law, government procurement and dispute resolution mechanisms under the international trade agreements – including the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the World Trade Organization (WTO) system and Mexican tribunals. We assist our clients with understanding and resolving commercial issues with the participation of a well versed team in other related matters and corruption issues, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act and anti-money laundering laws, among others. We consistently monitor the latest developments in international trade, focusing on regulatory and political changes, which impact Mexico's trade relations and as such could affect our clients' interests.

DISTINGUISHABLE CHARACTERISTICS  Holland & Knight is one of the few law firms in Mexico with the capacity to provide services in all matters related to international trade (full service).  Our skilled attorneys have detailed knowledge of government and international regulations and keen insight into the government's decision-making processes – an experience that is helpful to our clients, particularly those who are entering the Mexican market.  Our International Trade and Investment practice is further supplemented by a wealth of experience on international and local arbitration and ligation. This experience is often helpful for preventing possible future disputes or obstacles to our clients' activities in Mexico – whether they be new entrants or well-established companies in Mexico.

LEADING LAWYERS ON YOUR SIDE Members of Holland & Knight's Mexico Practice have decades of experience in the field and have been selected for inclusion in leading industry publications based on their work in the region. A number of our attorneys are ranked in the 2019 editions of Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global and Latin Lawyer 250, as well as the 2017 editions of The Legal 500 Latin America and IFLR1000.

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Representative Experience We have successfully provided advice on numerous matters, including: Acces to Markets 

Legal advice to one of the main importers/exporters of alcoholic beverages in the world on possible trade scenarios and implications for Mexico's trade of alcoholic beverages related to a possible U.S. NAFTA withdrawal or NAFTA renegotiation and repercussions of the Brexit

International Negotiations Representation of an important telecommunications company during the NAFTA renegotiation process  Representation of a group comprised of four leading fishing companies in Mexico, in its successful quest to obtain the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification (the only science-based sustainable certification and ecolabel for wild fish) 

WTO Advice 

Legal advice on specific standards related to evidence that should be presented to support a possible WTO dispute against a Central American government, under the WTO's Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Agreement

Origin Verification Procedures 

Legal representation in litigation proceedings related to verification-of-origin procedures initiated by Mexican tax authorities under NAFTA regulations

Establishment in Mexico 

Represented one of the world's largest e-commerce retailers in its establishment in Mexico and its operations related to NAFTA and customs law

NAFTA Advice 

Provided legal advice to one of the world's largest transportation and courier companies on its Mexican operations related to NAFTA and customs law

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