Adrián Cisneros Aguilar

Adrián oversees Harris Bricken’s Mexico practice, where he helps companies on US-Mexico cross border legal matters, including cannabis law matters, Latin American and European companies on China and International Law issues, and local companies with international and domestic business transactions. Adrian is also an integral part of our Latin America desk and a regular contributor to the award-winning China Law and Canna Law blogs. In addition to his work at Harris Bricken, Adrián also teaches law and business at Universidad Anáhuac, one of Mexico’s most prestigious universities and heads up an international consultancy for SMEs and governments looking to set up and operate effectively in Mexico or Asia.

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Mexico Employment Law Basics Part 2: Am I Negotiating Now?!

In our first post in this series, we discussed what constitutes an employment relationship under Mexico’s employment laws, the types of employees you can hire, and the importance of having a written employment agreement with your Mexican employees. We also described the basic working conditions your employment agreements must contain. In this post we will

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Mexico Employment Law Basics: You are not in Kansas Anymore

1. Mexico Employment Law Basics With China risks increasing and decoupling from China accelerating, Mexico is poised to take on an even greater role in the ongoing global supply chain rearrangement. Companies that are relocating some or all of their production to Mexico need to be aware of what is legally required to hire local

Mexico Trademarks

Mexico Trademarks: What You Need to Know

Globalization has taught businesspeople many things, including the importance of protecting their intellectual property in the markets in which they operate (or are planning to operate). For brand owners, intellectual property of course includes trademarks, and over the past few decades many companies have learned to their dismay that their trademarks have been registered in

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Moving Manufacturing to Mexico: The FAQs

For a variety of reasons, many companies are rearranging their supply chains, and many of those that target U.S. consumer markets are moving manufacturing to Mexico. We’ve written about “Omicron and Supply Chains: Buckle Up” here, and we wrote about manufacturing opportunity here in “President López Obrador Tells It Like It Is at North American

Mexico Representative Office

Mexico Representative Offices

In a previous post, I outlined the options for entity formation for companies establishing a presence in Mexico, noting that Mexico Representative Offices “cannot enter into legal transactions in Mexico but can promote the products or services of the foreign company, or conduct activities such as market research.” Mexico Representative Offices can sign contracts on

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An Intellectual Property Lesson from Mexico for Manufacturers

A conversation with a client this week reminded me that there many different flavors of intellectual property (IP), and that many companies should look carefully at integrating intellectual property rights (IPR) protection processes into all of their interactions with clients and especially prospective clients. Imagine a company that is well-regarded in its field, contacted by

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President López Obrador Tells It Like It Is at North American Leaders’ Summit

On November 18, U.S. President Joe Biden welcomed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico and Prime Justin Minister Trudeau of Canada to the White House for the first North American Leaders’ Summit since 2016. The summit followed a U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue in September, and virtual and real-world meetings earlier this year with Canadian

Family Business Succession Planning

Family Business Succession Planning

Family business succession planning is critically important but far too often ignored or kicked down the road. Are you watching “Succession”? It’s an HBO drama on a family business that is a barely veiled satire of the succession drama that seems to have been playing out at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. for the past three

Buy Real Estate in Mexico as a Foreigner

How to Buy Real Estate in Mexico as a Foreigner

The US-China trade war has vaulted Mexico far past China as a U.S. trading partner, and as global companies seek to diversify their supply chains, Mexico offers proximity to U.S. markets, modern infrastructure, access to ports for global distribution and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce. Mexico’s USD1.3 trillion economy is the second-largest in Latin America

U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue: What Does It Mean for Your Business?

U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue: What Does It Mean for Your Business?

Ten days ago, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris opened one-day HLED: High-Level Economic Dialogue (Diálogo Económico de Alto Nivel or DEAN, in Spanish) talks in Washington D.C., led by U.S. Secretary of State Blinken and Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard. The HLED was originally launched in 2013 by then-Presidents Obama and Peña-Nieto (and chaired at