new Regulations seem to open Mexico up for foreign investment, they cause potential legal problems of which an investor must be aware. The Regulations are vague and confusing in many areas, and the Mexican government exercises great discretion in interpreting many of its provisions. Moreover, the Regulations, as they are written, appear to violate certain provisions of Mexico's Constitution. 7 If so, a potential investor may one day find, that though he followed the Regulations to the letter, he nonetheless violated Mexican law. This could have serious ramifications for both himself and his investment.
Kepner, J. H. Jr.
"Mexico's New Foreign Investment Regulations: A Legal Analysis,"
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1, Article 5.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/jilc/vol18/iss1/5