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Roberto Cardona Zapata

Roberto Cardona has been a member of Baker McKenzie Abogados since 2003, and is a partner of the Tax Practice Group since 2015, and actually is the leader of the Public and Administrative Group in Mexico. He has been designated as Acritas Star Lawyer in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

On 1 April 2024 new provisions contained in the Financial Code for the State of Mexico will become effective, with regard to the following taxes:

  1. Ecological Tax on Waste Disposal, Confinement and Storage (“The Waste Tax”);
  2. Tax on Pollutant Emissions to Water (“Water Tax”).

There are also new rates applicable to the Tax on Pollutant Air Emissions (“Air Emissions Tax”), in force since 2022.

This January 2023, the Law for Improper Advertising Practices was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Justice, considering that it violates the human rights of freedom to work, free contracting, freedom to trade and autonomy of will. However, this ruling is one isolated criterion which is not binding and has no general application yet, as it will only protect those who are parties in the “amparo” action that gave origin to the court ruling (since it is not a general declaration of unconstitutionality). Nonetheless, this is an important precedent that should be used by all the courts to grant the “amparos”, and also will help to pursue in the future a general declaration of unconstitutionality.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all countries in Latin America. Administrative measures that limit or restrict economic activity have been adopted in most countries. Only some activities or industries have been able to continue operating, while the rest of the companies are waiting for the restrictions to be lifted in…

In view of the health crisis in Latin America following to the outbreak of COVID-19, as well as the economic and social impacts of this situation, many people and companies have expressed interest in collaborating with the governments to support their goal of preventing and controlling the spread of the…

On 12 November 2019, the Secretary of Public Administration (SFP) published in the Federal Official Gazette the “Resolution issuing the provisions regarding the reception and disposal of gifts, presents or analogous by public officials of the Federal Government.” The SFP recapped the provisions of the General Law of Administrative Responsibilities…