Competition and Antitrust

Our Firm has extensive experience representing both Mexican and foreign clients in antitrust enforcement matters in Mexico, as well as handling merger notifications and antitrust proceedings of varying levels of complexity. 

We actively advise in the area of merger control and in cases of monopolistic practices and unlawful concentrations (including advice in connection with the benefits and conditions of the immunity and sanction reduction programs of the Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) and the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT)). In the area of merger control, we provide advice and support to clients throughout the entire process to obtain authorization from COFECE or IFT, depending on which agency has jurisdiction to exercise merger control authority, in order to complete mergers and acquisitions. We advise on aspects of merger control, including in respect of matters involving information exchanges among competitors, design, and analysis of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and exclusivity agreements, and the negotiation and monitoring and compliance with conditions and remedies. In this regard, our Firm has extensive experience in all types of concentrations, advising both buyers, sellers, and targets in a wide range of structures and transactions in all types of markets and sectors. 

In addition to the above, our Firm provides legal advice in the context of the general exercise of antitrust authority by COFECE and IFT, for instance, in the context of investigations to determine essential inputs or barriers to competition, proceedings to assess market power and competitive constraints in a wide range of markets, proceedings to obtain favorable antitrust opinions or resolutions as a precondition for the granting of concessions and permits, proceedings to seek the waiver and reduction of fines, and proceedings to obtain formal opinions and general guidance from the antitrust agencies. 

We also specialize in conducting competition and antitrust audits and in the design and implementation of competition compliance programs.

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We represented Walton Street Capital México, in the acquisition of an integrated portfolio comprised of 6 industrial warehouses located in Salamanca, Guanajuato.

CLIENT:

Walton Street Capital México

PRACTICE AREA:

Competition and Antitrust

Real Estate

CLOSING DATE:

December 2021

VALUE:

ND


We represented Walton Street Capital Mexico, in the acquisition of a portfolio comprised by 7 industrial buildings located in Apodaca, Nuevo León.

CLIENT:

Walton Street Capital México

PRACTICE AREA:

Competition and Antitrust

Real Estate

CLOSING DATE:

December 2021

VALUE:

ND


We represented the individuals and entities acting as majority shareholders of SixSigma Networks México (KIO) and KIO, in the negotiation, drafting and sale of 100% of the shares of KIO and its subsidiaries, to I Squared Capital.

CLIENT:

Tresalia Capital
SixSigma Networks México (KIO)

PRACTICE AREA:

Competition and Antitrust

Mergers and Acquisitions

CLOSING DATE:

November 2021

VALUE:

ND

OTHER FIRMS:

Latham & Watkins - counsel to Tresalia and KIO White & Case NY - counsel to I Squared Capital White & Case Mexico - counsel to I Squared Capital González Calvillo - counsel to minority shareholders of KIO


We represented Grupo Mexicano de Desarrollo, in connection with the sale of its 100% equity stake in Autopistas de Guerrero, (AGSA) to Orion IEP (Orion).

CLIENT:

Grupo Mexicano de Desarrollo

PRACTICE AREA:

Competition and Antitrust

Mergers and Acquisitions

CLOSING DATE:

October 2021

VALUE:

ND


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January 04, 2022

Competition and Antitrust
Mergers and Acquisitions

I Squared Capital snaps up Mexican data centre operator

Ritch Mueller represented the individuals and entities acting as majority shareholders of SixSigma Networks México (KIO) and KIO, in the negotiation, drafting and sale of 100% of the shares of KIO and its subsidiaries, to I Square Capital. Read note (susbcription site)...

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December 21, 2021

Ritch Mueller

Ritch Mueller - New Partners and Of Counsel Announcement 2022

We are pleased to announce as new partners of our firm: Héctor Cárdenas Ortega, expert in Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate.Santiago Carillo Cattori, expert in Banking and Finance, and Real Estate.Adriana Padilla Rivas, expert in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution,...

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June 02, 2021

Competition and Antitrust

Newsflash - COFECE issues an antitrust study of the public service of railroad freight transportation

On May 24, 2021, the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica; “COFECE”) published a document with the purpose of promoting competition and free concurrence, pursuant to Article 12, Sections XXI and XXIII of the Federal...

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April 21, 2021

Ritch Mueller

Newsflash - Congress approves new rules on Outsourcing and Insourcing

On April 13, 2021 and April 20, 2021, the Chamber of Representatives (Cámara de Diputados) and the Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores), respectively, approved, with some amendments, the initiative submitted by the President of Mexico on November 12, 2020 (the...

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