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Juan Manuel González
Senior Counsel
DBR Abogados
A joint commission for coordinating mining concessions between the government and companies would speed up the concession process.
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Juan Manuel González
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DBR Abogados
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Analysis
An updated legal framework is key for boosting Mexico’s competitiveness on the mining world stage.
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Juan Torres Landa
Partner
Hogan Lovells

Mining companies tend to be seen as the bad guys from a social perspective. In my opinion having good corporate citizenship and incorporating best practices is an efficient way to ensure the company is able to operate smoothly without disruptions. Often, mining companies want to be off the radar, which is contrary to the publicity other industries often seek. In mining, often the best approach is to attract less attention. When I talk to clients about the regulatory framework in the Mexican mining industry, their complaints about the taxation structure stand out the most. However, some adjustments could be made to ensure Mexico is as competitive as other jurisdictions. The country does not have to eliminate all taxes but I believe we would be better served by reducing some of the tax charges and prioritizing the ability to attract more investment to the mining industry.

The Mexican legal framework is extensive in regulating the whole mining cycle, often becoming a hurdle for national and foreign companies that want…
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Laura Díaz
Partner
DBR Abogados
DBR Abogados specializes in providing comprehensive legal solutions for its clients.
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Laura Díaz
Partner
DBR Abogados
Díaz, Bouchot and Raya (DBR) Abogados is a firm specialized in providing comprehensive solutions for its clients.
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Roundtable
Susana Corella
Federal Deputy for Sonora and Head
Special Mining Commission

There is nothing better than generating policies and making decisions with a view to parity. I hope this can be done by a woman so she can speak from her own experience and attitude. Women have talent to manage and we have a great challenge, which is to break the wall of prejudices. Regarding gender parity in the mining industry, I consider it beneficial because it can add experience, skills and knowledge. Women have a lot to contribute but I am happy to know that we have left behind the idea that only men work in mining. It is time for us to overcome quotas and achieve parity, so that decision-making positions and executive levels include more women. Companies can contribute by having strategies and policies in favor of gender parity, opening positions in management, trusting women and eradicating labels, stigmas and prejudices.

As the mining industry begins to awaken to the potential of women MMR asked the female leaders within the industry about the main challenges they face
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News Article
Mexico Mining Forum 2017: Lack of Exploration Threatens Sustainability panel highlights
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Laura Díaz
Partner
Díaz, Bouchot & Raya (DBR) Abogados
As a result of the case being re-examined, I am not sure whether the government is continuing to distribute the money within the communities.
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