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Gabriel González Aragón
Gabriel González Aragón

Gabriel González Aragón

Counsel

About

Gabriel has extensive experience in merger work and he has developed a strong practice focus in the investigations field, particularly in cartels and the leniency program.

His experience prior to joining the firm includes working as Director of Investigations to Barriers to Competition and as Deputy Director of Investigation of Cartels at the Mexican Antitrust Commission.

Likewise, he has experience as in-house Counsel, having worked in the legal department of Grupo Omnilife and Telefónica Movistar México.

Experience

  • Director of Investigations to Barriers to Competition, Mexican Antitrust Commission (COFECE) (2015-2017)
  • Subdirector in the General Office of Investigations to Absolute Monopolistic Practices, Mexican Antitrust Commission (COFECE) (2013-2015)
  • External Legal Counsel, Congress of the State of Jalisco (2011-2012)
  • Corporate Contract Manager, Chivas, Grupo Omnilife (2009-2011)
  • Telefónica Movistar México (2006-2007)

Areas of Practice

Awards & Recognitions

Antitrust rising star, The Legal 500

Academia

Professor at the Competition Diploma Program organized by the Mexican Antitrust Commission (COFECE), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Universidad Panamericana (2012 – up to date)

Economic Competition and Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms Professor at the Law School of the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico (2013 – up to date)

Visiting professor and arbitrator of PhD articles and books, by the Law Schools of the Universidad Externado de Colombia and the Unviersidad de la Sabana de Colombia (2014 – up to date)

Education

PhD, Competition Matters, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain (ongoing Thesis)

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Corporate Law, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain (2011)

Master in Competition Law, King´s College London, (ongoing)

Law degree (J.D. equivalent), Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico (2007)

Memberships

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), President of the Mergers Committee of the Economic Competition Commission

Publications & Collaborations

  • Corporate mergers in Mexican Law, published by Editorial M.A. Porrúa, First edition, Foreword Carlos Mena Labarthe (2013)
  • He has been invited to participate in forums and conferences as expert in antitrust law by several international and national organizations including, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados (ANADE - National Corporate Counsel Association), The World Bank and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  • Absolute monopolistic practices. A theorical approach to the effects of international cartels, published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) World Antitrust Bulletin, 7 edition, 2018, Paris, France
  • Absolute monopolistic practices. An approach to the theory of the effects on international cartels, published by the Private Law Magazine of the Institute of Legal Research of the UNAM, Cuarta Época, Number 9, January-June 2016, Mexico
  • México, the antitrust newsletter published by the American Bar Association, United States (2015)
  • Comments on the merger control guidelines draft of the Mexican Antitrust Commission, published by the International Bar Association, United States, 2015
  • Business unions. Strategic alliances vs corporate groups and the merger Televisa – Iusacell; articles published in 2012 and 2013, respectively, by IUS Ibero, the Law Magazine of the Universidad Iberoamericana

Languages

Spanish – English – Italian