March 23, 2020

Mexican Courts Announce Suspensions of Operations


Dear Clients and Friends,

Given the impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, several jurisdictional authorities throughout Mexico, at both the federal and state level, have decided to halt their operations and suspend terms for an undetermined period.

Below is a list of several governmental  authorities and the periods of suspension for each:

Governmental Authorities Periods of suspension
Supreme Court of Justice March 18 to April 19, 2020
Federal Judicial System March 18 to April 19, 2020
Federal Court of Administrative Justice March 18 to April 19, 2020
Federal Court of Conciliation and Arbitration March 18, 2020 until further notice
Mexico City Judicial System March 18 to April 19, 2020
Mexico City Court of Administrative Justice March 18 to April 17, 2020
Nuevo León Judicial System March 18 to April 19, 2020
Jalisco Judicial System March 18 to April 3, 2020
Chihuahua Judicial System March 18 to April 19, 2020
Colima Judicial System March 17 and 18, 2020
Durango Judicial System March 18 to April 19, 2020
Guerrero Judicial System March 18 to April 19, 2020
Morelos Judicial System March 18 to April 19, 2020
San Luis Potosí Judicial System March 18 to April 19, 2020
Sonora Judicial System March 18 to April 19, 2020
Veracruz Judicial System March 18 to April 17, 2020
Yucatán Judicial System March 18 to 31, 2020

It is of utmost importance to continue monitoring the measures adopted by each jurisdictional authority, particularly at the state level, to understand what suspension terms each specific authority will apply.

It is also important to note that as of the publication of this newsflash, not a single federal public administrative authority has decided to suspend terms, so the terms with each one of those authorities will continue to run on a normal basis. (e.g. SAT, Secretary of Economy, etc.)

We will continue to monitor official announcements and update you as necessary when we have any new information.