Cannabis in Canada

What is Cannabis? Cannabis is a drug derived from the family of plants that includes hemp. It can be smoked or eaten. Use of cannabis produces a mild sense of euphoria, as well as impairments in judgment and lengthened response time. Although the plant’s use e is illegal in most parts of the world, the […]

Mexican law for Canadians

Five reasons to own a timeshare in Mexico

Did the word timeshare make you cringe? Unfortunately, they have a terrible reputation around the globe because of bad management and misuse. What is a timeshare? It is an agreement in which you share the costs and use of a home, cabin or condo with other people. That means when you buy a timeshare you […]

Enforcing Canadian Documents in Mexico

Enforcing Canadian documents in Mexico is a three-step process. As general rule legal documents issued in accordance with foreign law shall be considered valid within Mexico if some formalities were observed. The following list was prepared to guide you in the process of enforcing foreign legal documents in Mexico: You should provide written conformation that […]

Migración, Negocios y Defensa Legal en Español

This E-commerce Do-List May Help to Protect you Business

E-commerce is a fundamental tool for entrepreneurs If you are receiving information, having on-line payments or engaging in communications with the public, you must observe several requirements in accordance with Canadian law. We have prepared this do-list to assist entrepreneurs to deal with their busy work-schedule: Yous should be aware of Canada´s Anti-Spam Laws; You […]

Corporate Criminal Liability In Mexico

The criminal justice system in Mexico is changing and corporations must be prepared to deal with unknown challenges in the Mexican business landscape. In 2016 a new federal code for criminal proceedings will be adopted nation-wide with innovative features with respect of the criminal liability and sentencing of corporations. For first time, companies could be […]

New Rules to Incorporate a Limited Liability Company in Mexico

On March 14th, 2014 was published on the Mexican Official Gazette a new set of rules to incorporate Mexican companies; one of the major features of this law reform is the creation of a brand new category of limited liability corporations: Sociedad por Acciones Simplificada or S.A.S. This new legal entity shall be a share […]

Timeshares in Mexico: Do’s and Don’ts

If you are considering to get into a timeshare program you should observe these 7 steps: You are entitled to get full disclosure from the service provider before signing any document; Read carefully; contracts must be drafted in Spanish; English translations do not have legal effects and they are made for courtesy purposes only; Ask […]

What to Do in Cases of Grievous Body Harm or Death in Mexico

Mexico is one of the most important destinations for Canadians. According to the Canadian Embassy in Mexico, more than 2 million Canadians visit that country every year; therefore, chances that a Canadian could be injured during a visit are possible; hence, I would like to share with you some recommendations to mitigate, as much as […]