Cristina is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She is specialized in Antitrust and Competition matters and has 20 years of experience in Mexico and abroad, both in the public and private sectors, in areas ranging from corporate transactions and capital markets, to economic and administrative law.
Counsels and represents in competition matters major companies and investment funds, with a presence in Mexico, particularly in highly regulated sectors (telecom, energy, financial services). Her experience includes handling merger control procedures, design and implementation of strategy, compliance, protocols and competence training, and advice and representation of clients in investigation proceedings before competition agencies: unlawful concentrations, absolute monopolistic practices -within and outside the immunity programme-, relative monopolistic practices, and barriers to competition and free competition.
“Highly recommended by clients, who highlight ‘her vast experience and knowledge in competition matters.” Chambers and Partners
She is a former Commissioner of the Mexican Antitrust Commission and held other high-ranking positions as a public official in Mexico at the Presidency of the Republic and the Ministry of Economy. She also worked in private practice abroad (Cleary Gottlieb, in their New York and Hong Kong offices) and in Mexico at Protego (Evercore Partners).
Cristina has obtained in-depth understanding of competition and antitrust matters affecting private companies after having handled and decided cases as a regulator, participated in the design and implementation of public policies as a public servant and having had direct experience in local and multi-jurisdictional transactional transactions.
Relevant clients include Google, IFM, KIO Networks, Macquarie, Mastercard, Nike, Rappi and Ontex-Mabesa.
She is also deeply involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives, both within the firm and in external domestic and international organizations that promote professional advancement of women: International Women’s Forum, 50/50 Women on Boards, Women Corporate Directors, The 30% Club, Abogadas MX and Voz Experta.
Cristina is admitted to practice law in Mexico and New York.