GCR 100 - 18th Edition

Mijares Angoitia Cortes y Fuentes SC

11 January 2018


Francisco Fuentes-Ostos continues to lead the nine-lawyer team at MIJARES ANGOITIA CORTÉS Y FUENTES SC with partner Pilar Mata Fernández. The firm handles issues for some of Mexico’s most influential companies, with an expanding client base after years of Televisa being the firm’s biggest client. Mijares represented Grupo Gondi – a private paper and packaging company – in connection with WestRock’s increased equity position in Grupo Gondi, which COFECE approved in April 2017. That same month, the firm also won approval for Nexxus Capital’s investment in Transnetwork, a business-to-business electronic cross-border processing and payment platform.

The firm is active on the behavioural side as well, as can be seen by its successful representation of Grupo Televisa and its subsidiary regarding alleged monopolist practices in the advertising markets – including alleged tying arrangements and refusals to deal. Union Pacific also called on Mijares to represent the railroad’s local subsidiaries. COFECE is conducting an investigation to determine whether there is sufficient competitive conditions in the market for railway cargo transportation within Mexico, and the firm notes that the outcome could generate a substantial change in the country’s railroad market.

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