Luis  Gerardo García Santos Coy

Luis Gerardo García Santos Coy

Luis Gerardo García Santos Coy is a partner at Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez in the Mexico City office, head of the antitrust and competition practice and member of the firm's executive committee. Mr Garcia specialises in antitrust and competition law, actively participating in all types of cases before the competition authorities, from complex pre-merger filings, to investigations, administrative procedures, constitutional (amparo)proceedings, as well as leniency applications. Mr Garcia also regularly advises multinationals and private equity investors on acquisitions and investments in Mexico across multiple industries. Mr Garcia has participated in some of the most relevant and sophisticated cases before the antitrust authorities.

Mr Garcia has been ranked or cited as Band 1, Tier 1 or equivalent in antitrust and competition by many publications, including: Chambers and Partners, Global Competition Review, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal. A survey published in Global Competition Review’s ‘40 under 40: the world’s brightest young antitrust lawyers and economists’ cited him as one of the world’s top young antitrust lawyers. He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Mexican Bar Association.

Mr García has published (as author or co-author) several articles, including ‘Jurisdiction of Antitrust Authorities in Mexico: The case of the Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent merger’, published by Expert Guides (Euromoney) in 2016; the chapter ‘The Analysis of Efficiencies in Merger Control: a Comparative View’ in the publication Competition Law in Mexico, published by Editorial Porrúa in 2015 (in Spanish), The Cartels and Leniency Review, published by Law Business Research, in 2013, 2014 and 2015; the ‘Mexico’ chapter in the publication Immunity, Sanctions and Settlements, published by Global Competition Review in 2016 and 2015; the ‘Mexico’ chapter in the publication The Dominance and Monopolies Review, published by Law Business Research, in 2015 and 2016; the ‘Mexico’ chapter in the publication The Cartels and Leniency Review, published by Law Business Research, in 2013, 2014 and 2015; the ‘Mexico’ chapter in Immunity, Sanctions & Settlements, published by Global Competition Review in 2014; ‘Mexico: New Antitrust Authorities and a New Federal Economic Competition Law’, published by the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Oxford University Press in 2014; ‘The Mexican Parliament adopts sweeping telecom reform aiming at cracking down on dominant operators, inducing significant reform of competition law and agency’, published by e-Competitions in 2013; The Merger Control Review, published by Law Business Research, in 2010, 2011, and 2012; Competition and Antitrust Developments in Mexico published by Euromoney in 2012, as well as several other articles published by Euromoney, International Financial Law Review, Latin Lawyer and International Law Office.