The General Law on Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (ADR) is enacted in Mexico.

On January 26, 2024, the General Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. Likewise, the Organic Law of the Federal Judiciary and the Organic Law of the Federal Court of Administrative Justice were amended and added.

This law constitutes an advance in the regulation of alternative justice mechanisms, as it establishes the rules of a standardized procedure so that, through certified facilitators in the public and private sectors, disputes can be resolved in a uniform manner for the entire country, including online dispute resolution.

This law is expected to have very favorable effects on access to justice for individuals, since it implements a useful and attractive way for parties in conflict, including public agencies, to voluntarily submit to negotiation, arbitration, mediation and conciliation, in order to prevent or terminate a judicial controversy, which, we believe, will benefit the different systems of administration of justice, decreasing the immense workload of the jurisdictional bodies, allowing access to faster procedures.

This new law mandates the creation of the National Council of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, which will issue the guidelines related to the persons who will act as facilitators, the creation of the system of agreements and the participation of collaborative professionals, among other rules that will allow its operation.

Likewise, it contains a special chapter for this type of dispute resolution mechanisms in the administrative area to be resolved, provided that the dispute is susceptible to transaction, thus allowing individuals and legal entities, federal and local public administration agencies, and autonomous agencies to resort to the application of this law. This is especially important for administrative authorities such as the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), since in the contentious proceedings before them, the parties may use this type of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

This law entered into force the day after its publication, on January 29, 2024. However, for its due compliance it is still necessary to update certain norms at the federal and local levels, granting one year for the legislatures to do so.

In OLIVARES we will continue working on the application of these ADRs, to achieve reparatory agreements and solve conflicts for the benefit of our clients.


Armando Arenas


Armando Arenas joined OLIVARES in 2000 and became a partner in January 2017. He has experience working on a range of IP matters, including consulting and litigation on trademark, patent, unfair competition, trade dress protection, and misleading advertising cases before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), Federal Court of Tax and Administrative Affairs (FCTA), Federal Circuit Courts (FCC) and the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) Regulatory Affairs and Public Acquisitions.

Alejandro Luna F.


Alejandro Luna joined OLIVARES in 1996 and being made partner in 2005, he has been instrumental to the firm’s IP Litigation, Regulatory, and Administrative Litigation practices. He co-chairs the Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Law industry group and coordinates the Litigation Department.

Abraham Díaz


Abraham Díaz is a partner and co-chairs OLIVARES’ Privacy and IT Industry groups and has a wealth of knowledge across all areas of intellectual property (IP), with a focus on copyright, trademarks, unfair competition, litigation, licensing and prosecution matters.

Jaime Rodríguez


Jaime Rodriguez joined OLIVARES in 2007 and became a partner in 2023. He has extensive experience in copyright, litigation, trademarks, unfair competition and domain name dispute resolution, and this versatility has allowed him to participate in a variety of relevant matters and cases pertaining to different areas of intellectual property.



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