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Juan Carlos Peraza
Juan Carlos Peraza

Juan Carlos Peraza

Counsel

About

Juan Carlos has over 20 years of experience on telecommunications law and constitutional litigation -constitutional relief proceedings (amparo) and constitutional controversies- and administrative law.

Regarding telecommunications, his work includes regulatory consulting for telecommunications operators; obtaining concessions and authorizations that allow the provision of telecommunications services and the exploitation of the radio spectrum.

He has extensive experience in administrative litigation highly specialized in telecommunications and antitrust before the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) and the Mexican Antitrust Commission (COFECE).

He has successfully represented clients before the Supreme Court of Justice in complex constitutional litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, he served as Director of Regulation and Litigation at Televisa Telecom (2010 to 2015); Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at the telecommunications company Avantel (1997 to 2008) and Litigation Manager at Industrias Unidas, S.A. of C.V. (1992 to 1997) in charge of the department of civil, labor, commercial, insolvency and criminal litigation.

Experience

  • Represented Telefónica in the defense in the amparo proceeding against the highest fine, hitherto imposed by the autonomous constitutional body in the telecommunications sector, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), of approximately Pesos $400 million, for alleged infringements of the quality levels of the service
  • Represented Maxcom in the defense in the amparo proceeding against a fine of Pesos $36 million for alleged infractions of service quality plans
  • Represented  AT&T, Telefonica and Maxcom in the administrative defense before the Tax Administration Service (SAT) and in negotiation tables before the Federal Taxpayer Attorney’s Office for tax credits
  • Represented Telefónica and AT&T in the defense before the Supreme Court of Justice to ensure that the interconnection fees were not applied retroactively, as a result of the unconstitutionality of the so-called “zero tariff” in terms of interconnection, which would have impacted the telecommunications industry approximately US$5 billion in case a favorable ruling had been issued to Telcel that would have allowed the retroactive application of the interconnection rate
  • Represented Metro Net in the administrative defense of the absence of the need to register model adhesion contracts for the exclusive provision of wholesale services (interpretation of article 193 of the Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law)
  • Represented Telefónica in the defense through amparo proceedings of the differentiation of tariffs made in 2016 in the payment of fees for bands of the radioelectric spectrum for the provision of mobile telecommunications services

Awards & Recognitions

TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) next generation partners, The Legal 500

Education

Postgraduate degree in Amparo, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico Law degree (J.D. equivalent), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico

Publications & Collaborations

  • Anti-Corruption Guide 2021, Mexico Chapter, published by Chambers and Partners Read more
  • Bribery & Corruption Guide 2021, Mexico Chapter, published by Global Legal Insights Read more
  • Anti-Corruption Guide 2020, Mexico Chapter, published by Chambers and Partners Read more

Languages

Spanish – English