Mexico: Competition 2019

This chapter sees 24 outstanding competition lawyers highlighted for their work in the field. They excel on matters ranging from merger control to abuse of dominance cases and cartel investigations.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Omar Guerrero Rodríguez Hogan Lovells, Mexico City
2. Amilcar Peredo Rivera Basham Ringe y Correa SC, Mexico City
3. Ricardo Pons Mestre Hogan Lovells, Mexico City

Galicia Abogados achieves three listings here.
Christian Lippert H is “very pragmatic and results oriented”, according to sources who praise his first-rate competition practice that sees him advise clients on a range of matters including mergers.
Juan Carlos Burgos is “without doubt a rising star” according to sources who describe him as “knowledgeable, thorough and dedicated”. He is “a great practitioner” who provides superb expertise in the energy sector.
Carlos Chávez gains recognition in this chapter for his impressive work handling complex competition-related regulatory matters.

At Hogan Lovells, Omar Guerrero Rodríguez is “one of the best competition lawyers in Mexico” according to sources who describe him as “extremely knowledgeable and very thorough”. He excels on cartel investigations and abuse of dominance procedures.
Ricardo Pons Mestre is “an experienced lawyer in the field” and is highly rated by peers who consider him “pragmatic and easy to work with” on matters such as abuse of dominance investigations and merger control.

Basham Ringe y Correa’s Amilcar Peredo Rivera receives effusive praise from commentators for his wealth of experience on antitrust issues including cartel and abuse of dominance investigations as well as compliance programmes.

Valdes Abascal Abogados’ Rafael Valdés Abascal is “outstanding in his field” according to peers who commend his work providing specialist expertise on mergers in the pharmaceuticals sector.

Cristina Massa of González Calvillo is "an excellent lawyer" who sources state "understands the antitrust scene very well". She excels on such matters as merger control and abuse of dominance investigations.

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez’s Luis Gerardo Garcia Santos Coy has wide-ranging experience in the field and is described by sources as “a lawyer who definitely stands out” for investigation procedures and leniency applications.

At SAI Law & Economics, Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas is praised by respondents for her “excellent practice” that sees her advise clients on pre-merger filings, cartel investigations and leniency applications.

At Aziz & Kaye Abogados, Luis Alberto Aziz Checa is “a highly technical lawyer” who “knows the space better than most in the business”. He is recognised as “a great practitioner” with a “deal-focused approach”.

Gabriel Castañeda at Castañeda y Asociados is “one of the most experienced practitioners in the country” who commands rgeat respect from sources for his work handling international mergers and investigations.

Fernando Carreño at Von Wobeser y Sierra is a “visible name on cross-border filings” according to peers who consider him “a well-established player in the market” with superb ability on merger reviews and cartel investigations.

At Jones Day, Gabriel Altamirano stands out for his wide-ranging experience advising and representing clients on merger control filings and abuse of dominance investigations.

Ledesma y Rodríguez Rivero’s Claudia de los Ríos receives strong praise from sources for her fantastic work on monopoly investigations and pre-merger filings.
Luis Manuel Rodríguez Rivero gains widespread support from market commentators for his adept handling of complex antitrust issues including abuse of dominance procedures.

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