Competition and Antitrust
Since the constitutional reform on antitrust and telecommunications of 2013, the competition authorities in Mexico (COFECE and IFT) were strengthened. Since such reform, the investigative faculties of the authorities, as well as the sanctions for the violation the Federal Economic Competition Law, increased. Therefore, nowadays it is vital for the economic agents to have compliance programs to avoid any violation to the competition and antitrust legal framework.
Our team has a lot of experience in this area of practice. Our partners and counsels have experience applying the competition and antitrust legal framework and in the representation of economic agents being investigated by anticompetitive practices, as well as in the representation of economic agents in merger control proceedings before the competition authorities.
We base our practice on the advisory of our clients, so their conducts stick to best practices regarding competition; however, we have extensive experience in defense of our clients in case they are part of an investigation on competition or antitrust.
What we do
We advise or clients, so their conducts meet the best international practices on competition, so they can avoid committing any conduct that might be questioned by the competition authorities.
In case our clients are part of an investigation, it is vital to create a defense strategy since the beginning of the investigation. We accompany our clients throughout the proceeding, including, where applicable, the dawn raids, appearances before the authorities, like-judgment proceedings, public hearings, etc.
In the case of merger control proceedings, we accompany our clients since the negotiation of the M&A with its counterpart; and process the merger notification proceeding before the authority; our objective is to have the merger authorization in a timely fashion.
Our services include:
- Advise our clients to comply with the best practices on competition;
- Represent our clients in all the steps of an investigation on monopolistic practices, competition barriers, essential facilities, or competition conditions, before COFECE and IFT;
- Represent our clients on merger control proceedings before COFECE and IFT.