If You Don't Like the Law, We Have a Constitution
Energy attorney Claudio Rodríguez wrote an article for Reforma about the failure of Mexico's Bartlett Law and what this means for the energy sector in the country. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador tried, through the failed Constitutional reform, to grant the State control over private investment projects. Mr. Rodríguez comments that the country's Constitution does not in any way impose a control condition related to investments, and says that insisting on controlling them would be a violation of various principles of free trade agreements. For that reason, he says that those who do not want to follow the law still have to abide by what is written in the Constitution.
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