Region: Mexico

Hausfeld and other firms announce promotions

Competition practices in the UK, Turkey, Germany and Mexico rang in the new year with new partnership and counsel promotions.

05 January 2022

Malaysia

Featured in GCR 100 2022

The vast majority of Malaysia's best competition practices act for insurance companies in appealing against a landmark cartel decision by the country’s antitrust enforcer, although the local bar is also working on a variety of complex – often confidential – other matters.

10 December 2021

Mexico

Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - First Edition

10 December 2021

Mexico

Featured in GCR 100 2022

Local antitrust lawyers now work on the opposite side of a new look enforcer, after Alejandra Palacios Prieto stepped down as head of Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission in September 2021 after eight years.

10 December 2021

COFECE sanctions football clubs in first no-poach probe

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has fined more than a dozen top-tier football clubs and the country’s soccer federation for imposing salary caps and restricting player movement in the authority’s first-ever no-poach probe.

24 September 2021

Alejandra Palacios Prieto: the exit interview

Alejandra Palacios Prieto stepped down as head of Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission last week after eight years at the helm. In a wide ranging interview with GCR, she spoke about controversial proposals by lawmakers to merge the agency into a super regulator, the importance of challenging problematic government regulations, why she thinks revolving door caps are unconstitutional, and the need to reform domestic competition rules to tackle digital market concerns.

15 September 2021

Mexico hits drug distributors with highest possible fine

Mexico’s competition enforcer has fined five drug distributors, an industry association and 21 executives the highest possible combined sanction of €38.5 million, while also disqualifying senior company employees for the first time in its history.

17 August 2021

Mexico fines Praxair €9.8 million for breaching commitments

Mexico’s antitrust authority has fined Praxair’s Mexican subsidiary €9.8 million for repeatedly failing to comply with commitments to restore competition in the markets for the bulk distribution of oxygen, nitrogen and liquid argon.

02 June 2021

Mexico send first SOs challenging hiring practices

Mexico’s antitrust authority has accused multiple unnamed defendants of colluding to restrict competition in the market for transferring professional football players, as part of its first investigation into anticompetitive hiring and wage-setting practices.

10 May 2021

Mexican enforcer asks Supreme Court to thwart energy bill

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has filed a complaint to the Supreme Court opposing a government reform bill that aims to strengthen the state-owned electricity utility, claiming the proposed law would be bad for competition.

26 April 2021

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