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Green Deal: A Proposal to Revamp the Mexican Review of Collaborative Agreements in the Context of the Climate Crisis
 |  Dec 20, 2023

By Alejandra Palacios & Veronica Irastorza1   The economic system has historically undervalued or ignored environmental costs. As we face a climate emergency, it has become an area of much…

Digital Transformation, Retail and Regulatory Challenges in Mexico
 |  Jun 29, 2022

This article explores the impact of the digital transformation in the retail value chain. The integration of digital technology has mined the traditional retail structure, increasing competition by providing consumers…

Competition in the Energy Sector: Recent Developments in Latin America
 |  May 10, 2022

By Paulo Burnier da Silveira and Thaiane Abreu1   Introduction The energy sector has been under the careful watch of policymakers and competition authorities. It is an industry with particular…

Collusion Fines in Mexico: Can Regulatory Changes Boost Deterrence?
 |  May 5, 2022

By Jacqueline Chacón1   Introduction Cartel formation is a surprisingly persistent economic practice around the world. The temptation to manipulate the conditions of the game in favor of a few…

Competition Law in Latin America Is Facing New Challenges
 |  Jan 9, 2022

By Julián Peña1   In recent years, the Latin America region has seen and will continue to see a process that has brought big changes. Competition law enforcement has not…

CPI TV Ten Minutes With COFECE President Alejandra Palacios
 |  Jul 12, 2021

Below, we have provided the full transcript of the interview with Alejandra Palacios Preito, chairwoman of the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE), recorded on June 30, 2021. This is…

Competition Tools for Digital Markets in Mexico: Section 94 of the Economic Competition Federal Act
 |  Jun 14, 2021

By Alejandra Palacios1 Digital markets share several economic characteristics that are manifested in isolation in traditional markets, but which come together in the digital environment: network effects (direct and indirect),…

The OECD Regional Center for Competition in Latin America: First Steps and Future Perspectives for the Region
 |  May 13, 2021

By Paulo Burnier da Silveira1   Introduction The OECD Regional Center of Competition (“RCC”) in Latin America is a joint venture between the Peruvian Competition Authority (“INDECOPI”) and the OECD.…

Competitor Collaboration in Mexico: The Case for Upgrading Regulation
 |  Nov 10, 2020

Collaboration among competitors in Mexico is still significantly underdeveloped. As in other developing countries, legal uncertainty impedes companies to effectively and lawfully engage in efficient arrangements that would result in…

COVID-19: The Mexican Antitrust Authority’s Perspective
 |  Apr 7, 2020

View Post By Ana Paola Name Valdivia (Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez)1   After the declaration made by the Mexican Federal Government2 to recognize coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) as a “serious…

Disruptors and Discontented Incumbents: An Antitrust Story Retold
 |  Feb 14, 2020

Disruptors in new economy industries typically enter markets that have yet to be delineated. They are the undertakings pushing the industry to change services, products, technology, customs and uses in…

Attorney-Client Privilege in Competition Law Proceedings: Primed for Convergence? An Example from Mexico
 |  Dec 17, 2019

By Russell Damtoft & Paul O’Brien (United States Federal Trade Commission)1 Attorney-client, or legal professional privilege, is a critical aspect of due process in competition proceedings. It is recognized by…

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