COVID-19 Relevant Information (Update)

Jun – 06 – 2020

As OLIVARES previously informed, due the contingency measures adopted to prevent the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, both federal and local jurisdictional authorities, suspended their activities from March 18 to May 29, 2020, leaving only some guards for cases of urgency and emergency and establishing that no procedural terms would run during said period.

Now, the suspension of activities and interruption of procedural deadlines have been extended up to June 15, 2020, for:

  • Circuit Courts
  • Appeal Circuit Courts
  • District Courts
  • Civil and Commercial Courts
  • Federal Court of Administrative Affairs, including the Special Chamber for Intellectual Property Matters and the Special Chamber for Environmental and Regulatory Matters.

As we previously mentioned, as from May 6, 2020 the Supreme Court of Justice, Circuit Courts and District Courts began to hold remote sessions to solve those cases being prosecuted and pending only of the issuance of a ruling.

In addition, the Federal Court of Administrative Affairs has issued a decree stating that measures will be implemented for the gradual re-activation of its activities, same that will depend on the evolution of the pandemic in Mexico City.

Finally, the Supreme Court has extended the suspension of its activities until June 30, 2020. However, the Court has determined that as from June 1, 2020, all actions subject to its competence could be electronically filed and prosecuted online.

The decrees announcing the above mentioned measures have been already published on the Federal Official Gazette.

OLIVARES will keep monitoring and informing regarding any updates.

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