Spring in the air, and temperatures rising.

In the wake of Tesla’s decision last month to open a plant in northern Mexico, we’ve seen a modest uptick in the Mexican economy. Mexico’s inflation decreased more than expected last month. Remittances from abroad also rose 11 percent in February over the previous year, and Mexico’s year-on-year automobile production in March increased 13 percent with auto exports rising by…

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Three Amigos Summit, check; The road ahead.

Following the feel-good Three Amigos Summit in January, it’s back to the tough work of managing crises and trying to create opportunity in North America.  This past Sunday, well over one hundred thousand Mexicans took to the streets in Mexico City and cities across the country to protest President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s latest move to undermine the…

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“Three Amigos” Summit: Photo op, or North American Leadership?

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, President Joe Biden, President Andrés Manuel López  Obrador, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met in Mexico City for the North American Leaders Summit (NALS). While NALS launched in 2005, this week marked only the 10th so-called “Three Amigos” summit.  With so many pressing issues on immigration, security and trade facing the…

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US, Mexico and more…Happy Holidays!

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us and we’re already just a few weeks away from 2022.  The past 12 months have brought quite a bit of uncertainty and complexity, but also notable successes. One of the things that makes me so proud to be a part of White & Case…

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US, Mexico & Canada: ‘Three Amigos’ Summit, a long time in coming.

Late yesterday, President Joe Biden hosted President Andres Manuel López Obrador and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House for the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS). As you might imagine, here at White & Case Mexico City we were monitoring the meetings closely to gauge the impacts on our clients and friends.  This was the first…

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U.S. and Mexico: Solid dialogue, lots to do.

Since my last newsletter, there’s been no shortage of activity in U.S.- Mexico relations. At White and Case here in Mexico City, we continue to monitor in-country developments. And given our firm’s global reach, we are able to focus on changes affecting companies and markets worldwide. You may be interested in taking a look at our five big…

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U.S./Mexico Dialogue: Encouraging, but no strategic vision.

Summer’s over. And its last few weeks were certainly noteworthy for U.S.-Mexico affairs and White & Case Mexico City.  Of particular note, congratulations to my colleagues at White & Case who ranked number one in Latin America for project finance, banking, and arbitration.  Yesterday, the U.S. and Mexico restarted the High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) after a four-year hiatus under former…

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In The News

Bloomberg “Balance of Power”, Jan. 9, 2023: “Immigration Top on Agenda During Biden Mexico Visit”

Dallas Morning News, October 20, 2022: “Stop playing defense with immigration policy”