BritChaM Equality & Diversity Group hosts first in person Chamber event: Mujeres que hacen la diferencia

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This morning BritChaM was delighted to be joined by panelists Diputada Maria Clemente, Juliana Correa, Edurne Balmori, Abril Rodriguez, Ana Paula Jiménez and moderator & group President Patricia Gonzalez in the Hotel NH Collection Mexico City Reforma for our event “Mujeres que hacen la diferencia“.

In honour of both International Women’s Day and International Transgender Day of Visibility our panel spoke about the importance of substantive equality and respect for diversity in all its forms. They shared their own experiences of fighting for their place in the male dominated worlds of business and politics, as well as shared their advice on how to empower and support vulnerable groups in society. 

BritChaM would like to thank all our speakers for their participation and openess. Thank you also to all our attendees, it was absolutely wonderful to see so many faces from our community in person once again!

This event brought to a close our month of activities in honor of International Women’s Day, however these are not themes that we consider only once a year. If you are interested in joining the BritChaM D&I group and contribute to our initiatives and events all year round then please contact our BSGs Manager Andres McBride.

BritChaM statement regarding the “Electricity Reform”

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The British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico AC supports the development of Mexico, just as we have for the last 100 years, particularly with regard to promoting good commercial relations. We are willing and open to provide information and enter into a discussion regarding the proposed constitutional electricity reform currently under discussion through the open parliament in the Chamber of Deputies.

The Chamber is firm in the belief that dialogue, the exchange of ideas and respect for the rule of law are the most convenient ways to achieve optimal results with regard to that which we all want to achieve: the sustainable development of Mexico. We hope that the resulting legislation and feedback will allow our associates to maintain their investments with certainty and respect for the rule of law, principles which are contemplated under commercial agreements between our countries.

The success and prosperity of the BritChaM community is intrinsically linked with that of Mexico, therefore we know that through collaboration we can arrive at a solution which benefits all as well as contributes to the creation of an environment of trust for all investments.

Welcome New Member: RRH Consultores

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The British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico is pleased to welcome new member RRH Consultores to our community this week. RRH Consultores is a law firm that was established in 2009 and specialises in economic and regulatory law at both the national and international level. The firm was founded by Ricardo Ramírez Hernández, the first Mexican to hold a seat on the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization.

RRH Consultores counts on a team of highly trained lawyers who provide a professional, efficient and client-orientated service in the practices areas of; international business law, investment arbitration, regulatory as well as competition law. With over ten years experience the firm has worked with governments, national and multinational companies, chambers and business associations, providing expert legal services on a range of topics from free trade agreements to trade remedy procedures to economic competition, to name a few. In matters of international litigation, RRH Consultores lawyers have participated as judges, arbitrators and practitioners in more than one hundred cases under different dispute settlement mechanisms, including the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Center for Trade Settlement Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the Commission of the United Nations on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the Commission of
International Trade (ICC).

The high quality service that RRH Consultores provides its clients is based on the experience and vision of their team who offer comprehensive legal advice, ranging from planning, strategy design and advice for better decision making. Find out more by visiting their website here: https://rrhconsultores.com.mx/en/rrh-consultores-inicio-english


PwC launches their 25th Global CEO Survey 2022 – Mexico Chapter

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On the 20th of January 2022, our esteemed member PwC launched its 25th Global CEO Survey 2022 – Mexico Chapter, in which they consider and document what is a moment of extraordinary change for companies in Mexico and around the world; hence the title of this edition: “Transformation begins with leadership.” On behalf of PwC, BritChaM is delighted to share with you their website and the report so you may review it. This year the most prominent topics are:
  • CEO outlook: An improving panorama
  • China takes relevance
  • Cybersecurity
  • To grow you have to transform – promoting the digital agenda
  • Purpose beyond words – ESG
Additionally, BritChaM is honored to announce that on the 17th of February at 10:00am we will host an event with Ana Paula Jiménez, Country Senior Partner, to discuss the report in more detail and answer your questions. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7aqWOLluTHC4GIPkSlv3dg

Welcome New Member: FloresRueda Abogados

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BritChaM is delighted to welcome FloresRueda Abogados as a new member of the Chamber this week. FloresRueda Abogados is a dispute resolution boutique resulting from its founder’s experience working in partnership at major law firms in Mexico and the United States, in domestic and international arbitrations, as well as various types of litigations before local and federal courts.

Founder Cecilia Flores Rueda has been recognized as one of the best arbitration lawyers, in Chambers Latin America 2013, 2014, and 2015 in the International Arbitration category; in 2015 was hailed as an extremely dedicated and very capable lawyer, already known in the Mexican community for her work in international arbitration. She has also been lauded as member of the Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration in 2015.

Flores Rueda Abogados has a dedicated team located in CDMX, Querétaro, Acapulco, Guadalajara and Monterrey specialising in a wide variety of practice areas, including International Arbitration, Family Law, Commercial, Fintech, Mediation, Labor, Immigration, among many others. Their experience both as arbitrators and counsel involves various subjects, including:

  • Cases involving state entities and administrative law;
  • Infrastructure projects and construction cases including public and private works;
  • Energy, gas, and oil, mining;
  • Shareholder’s disputes. Mergers and acquisitions, trusts, and y joint ventures;
  • International sale of goods and distribution contracts;
  • Insurance and reinsurance;
  • E-commerce;
  • Intellectual property; and
  • Commercial transactions in general.

BritChaM is so pleased have FloresRueda Abogados as part of our community – to find out more about their services please visit their website here: https://floresrueda.com/en/

Welcome New Member: ThyReality

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This week we are delighted to welcome ThyReality as a new member of the BritChaM Community. ThyReality is a group of highly motivated and inspired industry leaders who create custom enterprise solutions, democratizing proven and new technologies for any size business.

ThyReality founders Farhan, Dan, Hyder, and Tina met back in 2017, whilst working together on a stealth startup for self-driving vehicles. They were inspired to create the company as they felt that there was a better way to allow businesses to be able to take advantage of foundational and innovative new technology, regardless of their industry, their size, their budget, or their existing systems.

ThyReality’s approach to technology is from a benevolent stance. Building off visions that have gone before, they feel that technology should be used for good, and to benefit humanity and being a part of industries that are in service to people is key to their credo. The company’s principal goal is to help people demystify technology to achieve safety, security, and accountability in a transparent and ethical approach. Their belief is that any company should be able to benefit from technological innovation, in a meaningful way for their business needs and goals, without a cost-prohibitive buy-in.

ThyReality creates custom enterprise solutions and democratizes leading-edge technological innovations for any industry, any size company. They deliver scalability, reliability, and security to businesses, with a transaction-based revenue model rarely seen in the industry. To find out more about their services please visit their website here: https://www.thyreality.com/

Welcome New Member: Thor Químicos

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The British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico is delighted to welcome a new member this week, Thor Químicos. Thor Químicos Mexico is a subsidiary of the Thor Group, a British multinational manufacturer and distributor of biocides, flame retardants, personal care ingredients and speciality chemicals. With more than 50 years in the market, the Thor Group has built a solid reputation as a leading company in the development of preservatives based on isothiazolinones. The company is widely recognized in the chemical industry thanks to the quality of their products and unmatched technical service.

In 2004 the Thor Group decided to invest in a manufacturing plant in Mexico believing it would have the same production capacity as their plant founded in Germany. The facility located in Pedro Escobedo, Querétaro has very much established Thor Mexico as part of the extensive Thor Group global network with it’s three synthesis plants in operation and two mixing plants. Currently the company exports its products globally to countries such as Brazil, France, South Africa, Canada, the USA, Argentina, Colombia, Italy and Malaysia, among others.

Thor Químicos is a company dedicated to the manufacture and marketing of speciality chemicals. Their mission in Mexico is to create, communicate and deliver value inside and outside of the organisation, through compliance with quality, environmental, health & safety, hygiene and specialised technical service regulation in order to build trust with their employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders, wider society and the surrounding environment. Thor Químicos Mexico reaffirms the wider organisation’s commitment to continuous improvement, offering products and conditions of high quality and safety to customers and collaborators and governing their activities under high quality standards such as ISO 9001 and environmental standards such as ISO 14001.

For more information about our new member you can read their company history here or visit their website https://www.thor.com/index.html

Welcome New Member: Zeeco

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BritChaM is delighted to welcome new member Zeeco to our Chamber this week. Founded in 1979, Zeeco is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced combustion and environmental solutions. Their products are designed to reduce emissions, optimize processing industries, and maximize operating efficiency while meeting all global environmental compliance requirements. Zeeco continually drive value for their customers by providing comprehensive aftermarket parts, global field services, engineered solutions, and rental equipment.

ZEECO® product lines include ultra-low emission burners, gas and liquid flaring systems, vapor recovery, and waste incineration. Zeeco has supplied some of the world’s largest combustion systems including the largest enclosed ground flare, acid gas thermal oxidizer, enclosed and elevated flare. The company provides comprehensive aftermarket parts, service, and engineered solutions as well as rental equipment. They work closely with their suppliers to provide customers with heroic turnaround times when they are needed most.

From refining, onshore/offshore production, power, well testing, petrochemical, gas processing and LNG industries, Zeeco has the experience and expertise to design the right combustion solution for your application. Their Combustion Research and Test Facility was the first in the world to become ISO 9001-2000 certified, and their staff strives to stay ahead of rapidly changing emissions requirements. With over four decades of industry experience, Zeeco has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in engineering, reliability, and integrity.

Zeeco’s corporate headquarters is located in Broken Arrow, OK, USA, with additional offices in over 14 countries. In Mexico, they partnered Frigus Therme Corporation (CFT) and created Zeeco-Therme in 2013. As a result, they invested in factory located at Queretaro to serve both export and domestic markets. Zeeco is now expanding to become the regional operating center for Mexico, Central America & Caribbean. Visit www.zeeco.com to learn more about their innovative combustion systems and let them put their experience to work for you.

Chamber launches new programme: BritChaM Future Leaders

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In October BritChaM was delighted to expand the function of our business sector groups (BSGs) and launch a new programme: BritChaM Future Leaders. The aim of this programme is to inspire and support the next generation of industry leaders by inviting university students to learn from current Chamber member experts in their fields of interest. 

As part of this pilot programme, we have welcomed students of excellence from Mexican and UK universities whose studies specialise in Health & Life Sciences, Renewable Energy and Education. The students will attend the monthly meetings of the BSG corresponding to their studies and participate in a special project under the supervision of the Presidents of said groups in order to enrich their knowledge of the chosen sector.

The Chamber is very pleased to welcome these new faces to our community and you can look out for updates about their progress on our social media pages.

We hope that next year we will be able to expand the programme, welcoming more educational institutions to participate in a wider variety of our BSGs.

Watch this space!