Mexico: Competition 2018

This year, we highlight 21 leading competition lawyers for their extensive experience handling a wide range of mandates including merger control matters, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance cases.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Luis Omar Guerrero Rodríguez Hogan Lovells, Mexico City
2. Amilcar Peredo Rivera Basham Ringe y Correa SC, Mexico City
3. Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas SAI Law & Economics, Mexico City
4. Rafael Valdés Abascal Valdes Abascal Abogados SC, Mexico City

HOGAN LOVELLS boast a particularly strong competition law practice and secures two listings in this year’s research.
The “outstanding” Luis Omar Guerrero Rodríguez is internationally renowned as a leading name in the region, who stands out for his extensive experience advising prominent companies across a range of industry sectors. One impressed source describes him as “a very strong antitrust counsel”.
The “exceptional” Ricardo Pons Mestre enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market thanks to his expertise handling a range of antitrust and competition matters including abuse of dominance cases, cartel investigations and merger control matters.

Leading full-service corporate law firm CREEL GARCÍA-CUÉLLAR AIZA Y ENRÍQUEZ is also home to two top-tier competition law experts.
Luis Gerardo Garcia Santos Coy is “a top lawyer” who receives widespread acclaim for his vast experience litigating in a range of complex cases before the competition authorities.
The “excellent” Mauricio Serralde Rodríguez is internationally lauded as an expert in the field. His first-rate practice covers a range of matters from pre-merger filings and investigations to leniency applications.

The “excellent” Amilcar Peredo Rivera at BASHAM RINGE Y CORREA is “widely recognised” for his broad knowledge base when it comes to international antitrust matters.

Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas at SAI LAW & ECONOMICS is “an outstanding lawyer” who ranks among the very elite of practitioners in our research. One impressed source notes that she is “a leader at the Mexican antitrust bar”.

Rafael Valdés Abascal of VALDES ABASCAL ABOGADOS is “a real leader” in the field who is widely considered to be an authority when it comes to sophisticated antitrust matters. His “balanced approach” makes him “first choice” for many clients when it comes to handling complex cases.

Christian Lippert at GALICIA ABOGADOS is “an outstanding antitrust lawyer” who is widely respected in the international market place thanks to his vast experience handling complex disputes across the corporate sector.

With more than 20 years’ experience, Cristina Massa at GONZÁLEZ CALVILLO is a long-standing fixture in the market who boasts “very strong antitrust credentials” thanks to her time as Commissioner of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission.

José Ruiz López at CREEL ABOGADOS is a key figure in the market thanks to expert handling of complex cross-border competition matters.

Standout practitioner Iker Arriola Peñalosa at WHITE & CASE is widely considered “a leader in the field”. His international experience handling antitrust affairs and “smart and creative” approach mean that he is particularly highly sought after.

Claudia de los Ríos of LEDESMA Y RODRÍGUEZ RIVERO is a strong practitioner renowned among peers and clients alike for her first-class antitrust practice.

Gabriel Castañeda at CASTAÑEDA Y ASOCIADOS is a greatly experienced practitioner who is described as “the dean of Mexican competition lawyers” by one international commentator.

Fernando Carreño at VON WOBESER Y SIERRA ranks prominently for his top-tier practice, receiving wide-ranging endorsements for his work on complex pre-merger filing cases.

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