In a recent Focus: Latin America article, "Mexico Grows Amid Headwinds," international litigator Harold “Ed” Patricoff cautions clients to “be very careful who you’re doing business with” when dealing in Mexico.
Ed describes instances where assets have been blocked and subject to seizure and forfeiture actions due to doing business with individuals who were being investigated. He also cautioned Mexican and U.S. financial institutions, as they are facing more money-laundering and narcotics trafficking investigations.
In light of the drug war and high regulatory environment in the country, said Ed, conducting the necessary due diligence is important.
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About Harold E. Patricoff, Jr.
Harold Edward Patricoff, Jr. is a veteran litigator and leads the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He primarily defends and prosecutes claims for national and international businesses in U.S. courts, handles international arbitrations, and counsels multinational companies in foreign and domestic claims. Read more about Ed here.
About International Latin America
International Latin America is a special report that reaches the subscribers of ALM publications Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer twice per year. With in-depth coverage that includes law firm news, corporate deal-making, key legislation and major court cases that impact U.S. firms and their clients, International Latin America interprets Latin America law firm and legal market developments for American business leaders.