• 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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Interviews & Viewpoints | Juan José Lopez de Silanes, Partner, Basham, Ringe y Correa: Viewpoint from The Report: Mexico 2015


In the 20 months to August 2014, Mexico enacted 11 structural reforms which are intended to provide a modern, flexible and reliable legal framework for both national and foreign investors and, in the long term, translate into a better quality of life for future generations. Most people will agree that the paramount part of the new legal...

Articles & Analysis | Key changes to Mexico's legal framework from The Report: Mexico 2015


An executive order was published in the Federal Official Gazette on August 11, 2014, amending various provisions of the Foreign Investment Law. The amendments came into force on August 12, 2014. The following are the most important aspects of these changes to be taken into consideration by foreign investors: a) The exploration and production...

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Mexico 2015

This chapter provides an overview of Mexico’s legal framework, covering a range of topics from the recent financial and energy reforms to pension funds. In addition, it features a viewpoint by Juan José Lopez de Silanes, Partner, Basham, Ringe y Correa on the energy reform.

Report | The Report: Mexico 2015

At a time when a number of major Latin American economies, including Brazil and Venezuela, are heading toward recession, Mexico’s economy stands out in the region for its resilience. The country is expected to maintain a solid economic performance in 2015 and beyond, with the IMF estimating GDP growth of 3% and 3.3% in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Articles & Analysis | Legal changes in Kuwait make direct investment easier and more attractive from The Report: Kuwait 2015

In the past few years there has been a wave of increased interest in the Kuwait market, with existing investors seeking to restructure their business to establish more permanent ties to Kuwait and potential foreign investors vying for market entry. A variety of groundbreaking laws and reforms aimed at modernising the archaic legal system – including the Companies Law issued in...

Interviews & Viewpoints | Alex Saleh, Partner, Al Tamimi & Co. : Viewpoint from The Report: Kuwait 2015


As the Kuwaiti economy continues to modernise, there has been a growing acknowledgement that the legal system must expand, as well as become more sophisticated, to handle the requirements of modern businesses. Therefore, the government has passed laws governing a range of sectors, relating to the protection of competition, taxation, foreign...