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Galicia Abogados, S.C.

Competition/Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Outstanding full-service Mexican firm with a wealth of experience in the competition law arena. Galicia Abogados maintains a stellar reputation for acting on strategic merger filings before COFECE in respect of high-value sales and acquisitions, offering additional expertise in investigations concerning abuses of dominant position. Frequently retained by notable domestic and foreign companies from the banking and finance, energy and retail sectors, often also acting as a first port of call for foreign law firms seeking assistance with local matters. Canadian Solar, Abertis Infraestructuras and Elanco Animal Health count as new client wins.

Strengths

One client enthuses: "Galicia Abogados has a very good knowledge of Mexico's competition arena," adding: "They have very good communication skills, strong response times and a good legal knowledge of the sector."

Another interviewee adds: "The team's service is of a very high quality. They always make sure they understand their client's operations and commercial vision."

Work highlights

Galicia Abogados represented Tokyo Gas in obtaining authorisation from COFECE in relation to its joint venture with Engie in Mexico.

Notable practitioners

Solid partner Carlos Chavez is highlighted for his solid capabilities in the area, with one interviewee reporting: "He is an excellent lawyer who always provides timely advice and a strong follow-up to cases." Carlos Chavez is co-head of department.

Top-tier practitioner Christian Lippert leads the pack in Mexico's competition arena. An interviewee describes him as "an extremely active lawyer who is the leading partner at the firm." A different observer remarks: "Christian Lippert reflects the ethical values and comprehensive service that characterises the firm." He regularly handles merger filings, while also providing a strong antitrust investigation practice.

Gerardo Rodríguez is noted for his extensive knowledge of regulatory competition mandates. One interviewee appreciates "his practical approach and useful perspectives," while another describes him as "a technically skilled lawyer."

Juan Carlos Burgos is "a very solid lawyer who offers a close, personalised service," an interviewee reports. "Juan Carlos Burgos is an active player in the market," another observer applauds.

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Overview

The Firm has a comprehensive and sophisticated competition and antitrust practice. Our services range from ordinary merger control filings to critical and complex antitrust matters, including challenged M&A transactions, cartel and other antitrust investigations, leniency applications, complaints before the competition authorities seeking relief for anticompetitive behavior and general advice on day-to-day antitrust and competition law issues.

The competition and antitrust practice is active across all industries, but has a natural focus on heavily regulated industries, such as financial services, energy and telecommunications.

Our competition and antitrust practice is composed of a team of highly experienced and talented practitioners and former competition officers. We often work closely with the Firm’s litigation department in court proceedings involving competition cases has been of particular importance in ensuring a comprehensive and strategic provision of services to its clients.

Because of the teamwork and the innovative solutions we propose, our team has directly affected competition policy in Mexico.

Our competition team is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers and Partners. Head of practice, Christian Lippert, is also individually ranked in Band 1 by Chambers.

Members

Chavez, Carlos (Head of Department)

Lippert H, Christian (Head of Department)

Burgos, Juan Carlos

Celorio, Maite

Rodríguez, Gerardo

Romero, Marianela

Industries

Energy

Financial Services

M&A

Media

Real Estate

Regulated Industries

Technology

Telecommunications

Competition/Antitrust

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

firm
Location

Blvd. Manuel Avila Camacho No. 24 - 7° Floor

Col. Lomas de Chapultepec

Mexico City

Ciudad de México

Mexico

11000

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Mexico

Competition/Antitrust


Carlos Chavez
Band 4
Christian Lippert H
Band 1
Gerardo Rodríguez
Up and Coming
Juan Carlos Burgos
Up and Coming