Competition and Antitrust

Our Firm has extensive experience representing Mexican and foreign clients in different markets in relation to antitrust and competition matters. We provide advice on the concepts, regulations and procedures associated with merger clearance and merger control issues (such as  gun jumping cases and investigations for illegal concentrations) and investigations for abuse of dominance, cartels (including applications to leniency programs), barriers to entry and essential inputs. We also advise clients on the design and implementation of antitrust and competition due diligence and compliance programs. 

We are particularly active advising clients in complex transactions in all aspects of the merger clearance procedure, including the authorization of non-compete and exclusivity clauses and negotiation, monitoring and implementation of commitments.

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Featured transactions


We represented Deutsche Bank, in connection with the sale of the corporate trust business of Deutsche Bank Mexico in favor of CIBanco, as well as 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


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


Related Awards


Pro Bono Leading Lights

Latin Lawwer and The Vance Center

Law Firm of the Year in Mexico

LatinFinance

Top Tier Firm

Legal 500

Law Firm of the Year

LatinFinance

Pro Bono Leading Lights

Latin Lawyer and The Vance Center

Featured news


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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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February 08, 2021

Competition and Antitrust

Newsflash - The Mexican Supreme Court ruled against the Federal Executive and SENER in the constitutional control procedure filed by COFECE

On February 3, 2021, the Second Chamber of the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice (Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación) resolved the constitutional control proceeding filed by the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica;...

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January 28, 2021

Ritch Mueller

Ritch Mueller wins Law Firm of the Year in Mexico in LatinFinance's Awards

On January 28, the LatinFinance Deals of the Year Awards 2020 were held to recognize the most outstanding transactions in the financial markets in Latin America, as well as the individuals and institutions involved.  Ritch Mueller won the award for Law Firm of the Year in Mexico, and was...

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