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Investing in Infrastructure

Posted By The Practitioner, Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012

July 25, 2012

Investing in Infrastructure in Mexico

Today’s blog entry and accompanying article bring you something different: a granular investment idea that advisors can bring to their clients. New statutory laws in Mexico are creating opportunities between US companies and Mexican infrastructure improvement projects—long-championed by President Felipe Calderon, in his campaign to modernize everything from Mexico’s roads and its energy suppliers to its sewer and water treatment facilities.

The Practitioner finds this intriguing because it allows US investors to invest in private companies, potentially getting in on the ground floor of long-term infrastructure improvement projects. There are two revolutionary regulatory milestones—namely Mexico’s Public-Private Partnerships Law, passed in January of this year, and the National Infrastructure Program, passed a few years prior, that together offer a one-two punch of legal favorability for investors and private contractors. The legal specifics are a bit complex, but they are necessary to understand, which is why I’m excited for you to read this week’s article ‘Mexico Continues to Entice Private Investment in Infrastructure with a New Public-Private Partnership Act’ by Bram Hanono of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. 

About the author: 

Bram Hanono is an associate in the Business Trial and Labor and Employment Practice Groups in Sheppard Mullin's San Francisco office. Bram Hanono's practice involves various types of complex civil litigation and employment litigation. He handles cases involving breach of contract and real estate disputes, tort claims, unfair business practices claims, construction industry claims, and trademark and copyright infringement actions. Mr. Hanono has experience representing Native American Tribes in a variety of litigation matters. He defends employers in wage and hour class actions and in wrongful termination and employment discrimination litigation, including claims for harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. He also counsels employers in employment law compliance, enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, protection of trade secrets, and labor union management relations. Bram received his Juris Doctor degree from the George Washington University Law School and his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Bram was a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Stephen J. Hillman, United States District Court for the Central District of California. Bram can be reached at Learn more about Sheppard, Mullin at

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Tags:  Calderon  family business law  family enterprise  Latin America  Mexico  Public-Private Partnership Act  Sheppard Mullin 

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