Region: Mexico

Mexican enforcer opposes “unjustified” energy reform bill

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog is calling on the country’s lawmakers to shoot down a bill aimed at strengthening the state-owned electricity utility, claiming the proposed law would grant the company unjustified competitive advantages.

17 February 2021

Mexican commissioner dies from covid-19

Local lawyers are mourning the loss of Gustavo Rodrigo Pérez Valdespín, a commissioner at Mexico’s antitrust watchdog, who passed away on 4 February after contracting coronavirus.

10 February 2021

Mexico issues reduced fines to bonds cartel

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has reverted to the country’s previous maximum cartel fine cap in sanctioning seven global banks and 11 traders for conspiring to fix bond prices.

26 January 2021

Firms promote in Peru and Mexico

Peruvian boutique firm Bullard Falla Ezcurra + has made Lucía Villarán a partner in Lima, while Mexican firm Gonzalez Calvillo has promoted former enforcer Gabriel Gonzalez Aragon to counsel.

08 January 2021

Mexico

Featured in GCR 100 2021

With a consistently active antitrust authority, Mexico’s competition bar sees no shortage of merger work.

11 December 2020

Gonzalez Calvillo adds counsel in Mexico City

Former Creel Abogados partner Patricio Martínez has joined the antitrust practice at Gonzalez Calvillo in Mexico City.

07 December 2020

Walmart probed in Mexico following market study

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog is investigating Walmart’s local subsidiary for possible anticompetitive conduct in the country’s wholesale goods and retail market, less than a month after the agency published a study on competition in the sector.

25 November 2020

Mexican regulation favours big retail chains, COFECE finds

Mexico’s antitrust enforcer said national regulation is hindering the entry of companies that offer both retail and grocery products, which means big players such as Walmart go unchallenged in the market.

06 November 2020

Mexican digital markets probe may spark jurisdictional fight

Mexico’s telecommunications regulator has launched a wide-ranging investigation into competition in several digital markets, including online search and social media, although several lawyers expect the antitrust authority to battle for jurisdiction over the probe.

23 October 2020

Mexico probes digital ad market

Mexico’s competition watchdog has launched an abuse of dominance investigation into the digital advertising services market to determine whether market participants are complying with competition rules.

25 August 2020

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