Region: Mexico

Ex-COFECE head joins Brattle Group

Alejandra Palacios, the former head of Mexico’s antitrust watchdog, has joined Brattle Group’s competition practice as an outside expert linked to the consultancy’s San Francisco office.

25 February 2022

COFECE suspends enforcement decisions over lack of commissioners

Mexico’s antitrust authority is facing a decision-making standstill after it was forced to suspend several of its procedural deadlines because the country’s president has failed to propose new commissioners to the senate.

02 February 2022

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


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


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

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