The Commercial Code of Mexico and the Commercial Companies Act of Mexico
An English translation
with an Introduction, Indices, and Appendix by Julio Romañach, Jr.
isbn-13 (978-1-4004-0042-3) at US$175.00 per copy + US$9.50 Shipping & Handling per copy (USA destination)
Published 2019, Paperbound 8 1/2 x 11 inches, 314 pages
This updated seond edition provides English translations of two
separate Mexican commercial acts: The Commercial Code of Mexico and the Commercial Companies Act or the business associations
law. The Commercial Code contains basic principles of commercial law applicable throughout the Mexican Republic
including contract formation, commercial sales, and many others. The Code contains both substantive and procedural rules.
In fact, the procedural rules constitute a veritable procedural code with specialized rules for commercial lawsuits, as well
as extensive rules on arbitration. The Commercial Code has been amended in recent years to provide rules governing electronic
commerce and recordation of commercial acts in Mexico. The Commercial Companies Act is federal law and, as such, is
applicable throughout the Mexican federation. The law provides general principles applicable throughout the act and
enumerates the various forms of private business associations including general partnerships, partnerships in commendam, limited
liability companies, corporations, in commendam companies by shares, cooperative assocations, simplified companies by shares,
and the variable capital company. The law also provides extensive rules on mergers, transformation, and splits; dissolution
of companies; and liquidation of companies.
DICTIONARY OF MEXICAN LAW
By: Julio Romañach, Jr., ATTORNEY AT LAW
Admitted to the Louisiana and Florida Bars
isbn-13 (978-1-4004-0045-4) Published 2019
Paperbound, 8 1/2 x 11
inches, 481 pages
US$175.00 per copy + S/H
The Dictionary of Mexican Law, by Julio Romañach, Jr. contains definitions covering a broad
spectrum of Mexican law including — civil law and commercial law (reflected not only in the federal and representative
state civil codes, but also in significant codes and statutes embodying federal commercial law, such as the commercial code,
the general law of negotiable instruments and credit transactions [ley general de títulos y operaciones de crédito],
the contract of insurance law [ley sobre el contrato de seguro], the maritime navigation and commerce law [ley
de la navegación y comercio marítimos], the general law of commercial companies [ley general de sociedades
mercantiles] and other statutes), family law, torts, corporate law, procedural law (including the recently enacted federal
class action law [acciones colectivas]), constitutional law, and criminal law among others.
The second edition is a revised, updated and expanded version of the original edition published in 2012. The Mexican
Federal Congress has been particularly active in amending federal law in several important areas. These areas include
revisions to the Federal Constitution and to the following federal codes and statutes, among others: The Federal Civil
Code; the Commercial Code; the Commercial Companies Act or General Law of Commercial Companies; the Federal Labor Law; the
Federal Insurance Law; the Maritime Navigation and Commerce Law; the Civil Aviation Law; and the Federal Bankruptcy Law.
In addition, the Federal Congress has enacted several extremely important new codes and statutes, among which are: the
National Code of Crimninal Procedure (2014); the Oil and Gas Law (2014); and the Federal law of Environmental Liability (2013).
the legal terms included in the Dictionary of Mexican Law are set forth in the Spanish original, all definitions
of these terms are written in the English language. Most definitions are derived from and cite to primary sources.
The definitions purport to provide an exposition of the meaning of a particular term or phrase in Mexican law,
with legislative context in many instances. The author translated many Mexican legislative enactments into
English while writing this dictionary and included significant excerpts from those translations, as well as excerpts from
his previously published English translations of the Federal Civil Code [Federal Civil Code of Mexico,
An English translation with an Introduction
and Index by Julio Romañach, Jr.]
and the Commercial Code [Commercial Code of Mexico: Selected Substantive Provisions, An
English translation with an Introduction and Index by
Julio Romañach, Jr.] to provide that legislative context. In view of the importance
to lawyers in the USA of the Mexican states bordering the USA territorial boundaries, the bulk of the terms in family law
often cite to codes from representative Mexican border states.
No prior knowledge of the Spanish language or any familiarity with Mexican
legal terminology is needed to use this dictionary because it includes an English Language Index to Mexican Legal Terms,
arranged in alphabetical order, which points the user to relevant Mexican legal entries in Spanish (with their accompanying
legal definitions in English) located in this dictionary.
The Dictionary of Mexican Law
is designed primarily for American legal professionals who, in their practice, encounter Mexican legal terms and concepts
in contracts, wills, government documents and other legal instruments; or who encounter such terms or concepts in legal negotiations
or in the course of litigation; or who have an interest in Mexican law and legal culture. In addition,
the extensive citations to relevant Mexican codes and statutes in the legal definitions of this dictionary provide the American
practitioner with a broader general understanding of the Mexican legal system’s primary sources of the law. Moreover,
a greater understanding of Mexican law facilitates communication with foreign counsel; enhances the American legal professional’s
use of his own analytical skills to spot issues; and helps minimize erroneous assumptions by the American legal professional.
FEDERAL CIVIL CODE OF MEXICO
Federal Civil Code of Mexico
(with 2019 Supplement)
An English translation with an introduction and index
by Julio Romañach, Jr.
isbn-10 (1-4004-0002-3) main volume Published 2003
per copy + s/h
Paperbound 7 x 10 inches, 426 pages
*The purchase price includes a copy of the 2019 Supplement which contains legislative amendments, additions, and repealers reflected by Official Mexican government sources
as of May 15, 2019.
Federal Civil Code is the backbone of the Mexican civil law system … [Until 2000, it was known as the Civil Code of
Mexico and also governed the Federal District of Mexico in ordinary matters as well as the entire Republic of Mexico in Federal
Matters.] It is directly applicable in federal matters in the entire country … Since commercial
law is federal law in Mexico, the Federal Civil Code provides the rules of decision in all commercial cases in which the Commercial
Code makes a remission to the Civil Code, as well as a source of supplementary commercial law for areas not covered by the
Commercial Code … It is an essential gap filler in all cases involving application of federal law, both commercial
and non-commercial … It has served as a model for most of the state civil codes.” Romañach, Introduction, Fed. Civil Code of Mexico, at p. i
This code is an essential reference tool for doing business in Mexico and for having an understanding
of the basic rules of Mexican law.
To facilitate use, this
English translation contains an informative introduction and a detailed subject-matter index citing to civil code article
Mexican Law of Sales: A Primer
By: Julio Romañach, Jr.
Paperbound 6 x 9" 186 pages
US$75.00 + s/h
This work examines the Mexican Law of Sales
in a systematic manner, following a topical approach.
Of the Subject
Matter of the Contract of Sale
Transfer of Ownership and Risk
Of Persons Capable of Buying and Selling
the Obligations of the Seller
Of the Obligations
of the Buyer
Assignment of Rights; Exchange
Agreements Preparatory to the Sale; Aleatory Sales; Sales with Reservation of Ownership
(Conditional Sales); Miscellaneous Provisions
2018 Cuban Civil, Commercial and Public Laws in English Translation in
three volumes by Julio Romañach, Jr. Volume
One, Cuban Civil Laws includes: English translations of the Cuban Civil Code of 1987
(current civil code with legislative updates) and the Cuban Family Code of 1975 (current family
code with legislative updates and with selected statutory appendices); and the Cuban Civil
Code of 1889 with changes approved by the government of Cuba betwen May 20, 1902 and January 1, 1959.
Volume Two, Cuban Commercial Laws includes: English translations of the Cuban Commercial
Code; the Cuban Commercial Registry Law of 2001; the Cuban International Commercial Arbitration
Law of 2007 and its Rules of Procedure approved in 2018; the Cuban Navigation Law of 2013; and the
Cuban Negotiable Instruments Law of 2016. Volume Three, Cuban Public Law &
Private International Law includes English translations of the Bustamante Code of Private
International Law; the Cuban Foreign Investment Law and Regulations thereto of 2014; the Cuban Labor Code and Regulations
thereto of 2014; the Cuban Constitution of 1976 and the Cuban Constitution of 1940.
price for one copy of each of the three volumes is US$575.00 (includes shipping & handling),
all purchased at the same time for shipment together to one destination in the USA .
Volume One isbn-13 (978-1-4004-0039-3), Paperbound 8 1/2 x 11 inches,
454 pages; Volume Two isbn-13 (978-1-4004-0040-9), Paperbound 8 1/2 x 11 inches, 313 pages; Volume Three
isbn-13 (978-1-4004-0041-6), Paperbound 8 1/2 x 11 inches, 334 pages.
NEW CUBAN CONSTITUTION (2019)
23, 2018, THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE POPULAR POWER APPROVED A REVISED TEXT OF A NEW CONSTITUTION FOR THE REPUBLIC
New Constitution was approved by the Voters by Referendum on February 24, 2019 and Officially Proclaimed on April 10, 2019.
NEW CONSTITUTION WILL GO INTO EFFECT UPON ITS PUBLICATION IN THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL.
LAWRENCE PUBLISHING COMPANY PUBLISHED
AN INTERIM SUPPLEMENT TO THE CUBAN CIVIL, COMMERCIAL AND PUBLIC LAWS IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION
CONTAINING A TRANSLATION OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION INTO ENGLISH,
isbn-13 (978-1-4004-0044-7) Published
Stapled, 8 1/2 x 11
inches, 58 pages
A copy of this interim supplement is included with the purchase
of the three volumes of Cuban Civil, Commercial, and Public Laws in English Translation.