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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Featured transactions


We represented Deutsche Bank, in the sale to CIBanco, of the corporate trust business of Deutsche Bank Mexico, and in the process to obtain authorization from the National Banking and Securities Commission and the Federal Antitrust Commission.

CLIENT:

Deutsche Bank

PRACTICE AREA:

Competition and Antitrust

Mergers and Acquisitions

Tax

CLOSING DATE:

October 2020

VALUE:

ND

OTHER FIRMS:

Nader Hayaux & Goebel - Asesores de CIBanco. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom - Asesores de NY de Deutsche Bank


We represented a natural person in connection with antitrust investigations carried out by the Mexican Competition Authority in the market for Mexican government bonds. 

CLIENT:

Persona Física

PRACTICE AREA:

Competition and Antitrust

CLOSING DATE:

June 2019

VALUE:

Confidencial


We represented ENGIE in obtaining the favorable opinion from COFECE to participate in various components of the value chain of the gas, energy, and co-generation services markets in Mexico.

CLIENT:

ENGIE

PRACTICE AREA:

Competition and Antitrust

CLOSING DATE:

June 2019

VALUE:

Confidencial


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Featured news


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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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March 05, 2021

Ritch Mueller

Ritch Mueller is recognized as "Pro Bono Leading Lights 2020"

Latin Lawyer and The Cyrus R. Vance Center recently recognized law firms "making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture".  Ritch Mueller was once again recognized as "Pro Bono Leading Lights" in Mexico. Click HERE to learn more about the...

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February 17, 2021

Competition and Antitrust
Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Newsflash - COFECE issues recommendations to Mexican Congress on the initiative to reform the Law of the Electric Industry

On February 12, 2021, the Board of Commissioners of the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica, “COFECE”) issued an opinion on free concurrence and economic competition, with non-binding effects and identified as...

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