• Administrative and court litigation
  • Effects doctrine
  • Merger control of domestic and international transactions

Franco Duarte Murillo Arredondo is greatly recognized as leading firm in antitrust and competition matters for its lawyer’s extensive practice and sophisticated expertise since the Mexican Law of Economic Competition was enacted in 1993.

Among other accomplishments, lawyers of the Firm have participated in the following and other notable cases:

  • the very first filing made with the Competition Commission regarding a merger control proceeding
  • various international antitrust case brought to the Mexican jurisdiction
  • the most complex merger ever as so defined by the Competition Commission
  • the first annulment of an acquisition transaction due to violation of competition principles

The Firm’s experience in regulatory matters before the Competition Commission comprises a wide variety of competition issues arising from commercial agreements, investment, public bids, local and multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, and monopolistic practices.

The work of the Firm further encompasses the following:

  • the obtaining of antitrust clearances and rulings for specific transactions and public bids
  • the preparation and submission of information in connection with investigation proceedings
  • general litigation before the Competition Commission and competent courts in antitrust-related matters
  • recovery of damages arising from antitrust actions

The Firm also counsels clients in connection with antitrust issues arising out of exclusivity and non-compete provisions contained in distribution contracts and other kinds of agreements, as well as of the licensing of intellectual property.

The Firm has also issued opinions and provided consulting services on antitrust matters regularly, including opinions requested by and issued to the Federal Competition Commission.

Our Partner, Luis Duarte Coppel is the author of “The Effects Doctrine in International Monopolistic Practices: Treatment in Mexico”, and “Multijursdictional Mergers: The Effects Doctrine and Extraterritoriality in Mexican Merger Control Proceedings”, among others.