The Antitrust and Competition Practice is now a longtime standalone practice in the context of recent Constitutional Reforms, which opened monopolistic markets and created new business opportunities for local and global companies.
Along with such opportunities, companies are facing unprecedented challenges considering the increased competition oversight with the creation of new and stronger regulators, hefty criminal, administrative and civil penalties and numerous statutes and regulations issued in the recent past.
We are at the forefront in antitrust and competition matters, with a dynamic blend of lawyers with private practice and public experience, as former officers from the Mexican Antitrust Commission (COFECE), which enables them to have a comprehensive understanding of the field.
The practice has developed expertise in:
- Providing legal counsel in all competition related matters.
- Merger control procedures, including requests for pre-merger approval and negotiation of remedies in domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions.
- Identification of risks and preparation of mitigation protocols, including training to executives with high exposure in antitrust matters.
- Business practices, regulatory and contract review from a competition perspective, to identify and eliminate hurdles to efficient markets.
- Counseling and representation throughout investigation proceedings initiated by the COFECE, including cartel behavior, abuse of dominance and barriers to entry.
- Administrative litigation related with antitrust and competition matters before specialized courts.
- Compliance with the antitrust and competition legislation.
- Institutional approaches with the COFECE, as well as other relevant authorities with powers in competition matters, including the telecom agency and energy upstream and midstream/ downstream regulators.
Our lawyers are experts on:
- Merger Control
- Antitrust Litigation
- Cartel Investigations (including Dawn Raids and leniency applications)
- Abuse of Dominance / Monopolization
- Compliance & Audits