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Carlos Maass-Porras

Carlos Maass-Porras is an associate in the Real Estate & Infrastructure Industry Group of Baker McKenzie’s Juarez office. He joined the Firm in 2007. His pro bono work includes legal assistance in real estate transactions to non-profit associations such as Fundación del Empresariado Chihuahuense and Patronato Amigos del Museo Hacia una Nueva Imagen.

On 1 August 2023, the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) published in the Federal Official Gazette Accord CNH.04.07/2023 that contains General Guidelines for the Operation of the Electronic Single Window. The purpose of these guidelines is to establish the mechanisms through which a person authorized by CNH may file digital briefs, and the CNH may carry administrative procedures through the Electronic Single Window.

On 28 March 2023, the Mexican President introduced a bill to Congress, containing a decree that amends, adds and repeals various provisions of the Mining Law, the National Water Law, the Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection Law, and the General Law for the Prevention and Integral Management of Waste, in relation to mining and water concessions.
Mining is a priority activity for a country’s economic growth, as it provides the minerals and raw materials needed for different industrial sectors. If approved as proposed, this initiative would hamper the development of the sector by restricting the exploration, exploitation and processing of these minerals.

On 8 March 2023, the Government Body of the National Hydrocarbons Commission published in the Federal Official Gazette Resolution CNH.E.89.010/2022 containing Guidelines for Assignments, Corporate Changes and Liens applicable to Contracts for the Exploration and Extraction of Hydrocarbons.

On 20 April 2022, the Decree amending and adding several provisions of the Mining Law, presented by the President of the United Mexican States on 17 April 2022 before the Chamber of Deputies was published in the Federal Official Gazette. The main purpose of the Reform is to exclusively reserve to the Mexican State the exploration, exploitation, benefit and use of lithium located in Mexican territory.