By: Steven Ongenaet
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Nader, Hayaux & Goebel sponsor 6th edition of LexMex Conference in London
For the 6th consecutive year, the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, in partnership with The Law Society and The Bar Council hosted the Lex Mex Conference, which took place on 2 October 2018 at Bernard’s In Hall, Gresham College in London. Nader, Hayaux & Goebel, which is one of the founding member and a strong supporter of the Chamber, was proud to sponsor the event.
LexMex was conceived to foster closer relations between English and Mexican legal professionals to discuss legal developments in Mexico, opportunities of collaboration within legal professionals, and exchange innovation and best practices within the legal profession. LexMex has become the ideal platform for UK barristers and solicitors to meet with their leading Mexican colleagues .
After five successful editions of LexMex, this year for the first time The Law Society, the Bar Council and the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in partnership with ANADE, BMA and INCAM organised a very successful English Legal Week in Mexico City.
Initiatives such as LexMex and the British Legal Week in Mexico are contributing to help English and Mexican lawyers in working together across a range of practices, such as fintech, oil and gas, maritime, international arbitration, corporate governance, anti-money laundering, and financial regulation, and in the development of the international practice of English and Mexican lawyers. In this 6th edition, LexMex managed to have as guest of honour Justice Luis Maria Aguilar Morales, President of the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice.
Participating as speakers in LexMe included H.E. Julian Ventura Mexican Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Nigel Baker OBE MVO Head of the Latin Americas for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Presidents of the three main Mexican bar associations (colegios de abogados) ANADE, Barra Mexicana, and Ilustre y Nacional Colegio de Abogados de México, Amanda Pinto QC, Chair of the International Committee of the Bar Council, and representatives of Mexican Law firms such as Guerra González y Asociados, Marván González Graf y González Larrazolo, Malpica Iturbe, Buj y Paredes and Nader Hayaux and Goebel.
Simon Davis, Vice president of the Law Society, The Hon. Justice Mac Gowen, and Lord Brennan QC Senior associate member of Matrix updated the English and Welsh solicitors and barristers on legal developments in Mexico in sectors such as litigation, insolvency and bankruptcy, employment and social security, project finance, capital markets and financial services, as well as the expectations on the upcoming administration of President elect Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, challenges to the rule of law and international judicial collaboration.
LexMex concluded with a dinner at the Grange City Hotel.
On the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain
The Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (MexCC) was formed in 2011 with the support of key stakeholders in the bilateral relationship to represent the Mexican private sector in the UK, support Mexican investors, businesspeople and traders enter the UK market, and UK investors, businesspeople and traders interested in doing business in Mexico and raise Mexico’s profile as a business partner, promoting Mexico as an investment and trade destination. The MexCC is a non-for-profit private sector organization funded by its members and sponsors consisting of businesses from entrepreneurs to multinational corporations across a range of sectors like, energy, financial services, food & drinks, infrastructure, insurance, etc. The MexCC works in coordination with both Governments, their respective Embassies and promotion agencies, as well as with other private sector organisations in Mexico and the UK, and is the authoritative voice of the Mexican private sector before the international business community in London. For more info please visit: http://www.mexicanchamberofcommerce.co.uk/