Region: Mexico

Enforcers highlight leniency challenges

In preparation for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s roundtable on challenges to leniency, competition authorities across the world have submitted reports about the effectiveness of leniency programmes and how they can be improved.

04 June 2018

Mexican anticorruption leniency programme could threaten antitrust efforts

Failure to provide criminal immunity under Mexico’s new anticorruption provisions could kill the country’s successful antitrust leniency programme, lawyers have told a conference in Mexico City.

30 May 2018

Mexico fines condom and catheter makers

Mexico’s competition authority has fined five condom and catheter suppliers 112 million pesos (€4.91 million) for rigging bids in Mexico’s public health sector as part of its four-year investigation into the latex industry.

22 March 2018

Arriola leaves White & Case for Creel

Iker Arriola Peñalosa has joined Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez in Mexico City as a partner.

13 March 2018

Mexico reveals new LPG probe

Mexico’s competition watchdog has been investigating the country’s liquefied petroleum gas industry since last summer after a complaint from the country’s Energy Regulatory Commission, the antitrust enforcer revealed on Wednesday.

23 February 2018

Mexico blocks wire merger

Mexico’s competition authority has blocked a merger between US wire manufacturer Rea and Magnekom, a subsidiary of Mexico’s Xignux brand, after expressing concerns the deal would raise barriers to entry and harm competition.

13 December 2017

COFECE challenges Mexico’s government

Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice will determine whether the Federal Economic Competition Commission can unilaterally regulate essential services, after the government’s executive branch ignored measures the antitrust enforcer recommended to deal with allegedly anticompetitive airport slot allocation.

24 November 2017

US and Mexico antitrust heads diverge on regulation

The head of Mexico’s competition authority called for “smart regulation” as a tool to promote competition in the Mexican market last week, but acting US Federal Trade Commission chairman Maureen Ohlhausen warned that excessive regulation could dampen competition.

13 November 2017

América Móvil wins in Mexico's Supreme Court

Mexico's Supreme Court has sided with América Móvil against a 2014 reform that prevented the telecommunications giant from charging interconnection fees to its competitors for calls to its network.

21 August 2017

COFECE: more generic drug competition needed

Mexico's antitrust watchdog says the country needs to remove regulatory barriers to generic drug competition.

10 August 2017

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