Title: Mexico: Ley de Asociaciones Público Privadas - Law on Public-Private Partnerships (Mexico)

Languages: Spanish

Published: January 1, 2012

Region: Latin America and Caribbean

Country: Mexico

Keywords: PPP Project Cycle, Contractual Provisions, Legal Framework, Parties, Funding and Financing, Preparation, Procurement, Implementation, Contract, Termination, PPP Options, Risk, Legal issues, Public Sector, Private Sector, Revenue Sources / Funding, Financing, PPP Options, Arbitration, Sovereign guarantee, Unsolicited proposals, Key contractual provisions, PPP unit, Regulator, Handover, Dispute resolution


Document Summary:

The Law implements the framework for public private partnerships in Mexico for federal projects to allow greater cooperation between government agencies and the private sector in connection with the construction of infrastructure projects and the provision of services in respect thereof. The Law is limited in scope to new projects commenced on or after the publication of the Law and may not be implemented in connection with existing projects and activities reserved to Mexico, such as extraction of hydrocarbons and basic petrochemicals or any activities under the jurisdiction of the President and the Procuraduría General de la República (the Attorney General of Mexico). 


The federal law governing public-private partnerships (“PPPs”), provides an additional modality for the construction and operation of infrastructure projects in Mexico and implementing a framework for greater cooperation between government and the private sector in the conception, construction and operation of such projects. With the implementation of the new law, it is anticipated that more projects in the social infrastructure arena will be developed in Mexico. 


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Document Details:


Ley de Asociaciones Público Privadas del 16 de enero de 2012 - reformado 14 julio 2014 (Spanish)  (Law on Public-Private Partnerships of 16 January 2012 as revised 14 July 2014)


Related Information: 

Reglamento de la Ley de las Asociaciones Público Privadas
PPP Laws/Concession Laws




Updated: August 25, 2020