SAI Law & Economics

Competition/Antitrust Department

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What the team is known for Heavyweight competition practice at the forefront of the Mexican market showcasing significant expertise in both law and economics. Boasts strong expertise across the spectrum of competition law issues. Well equipped to handle investigations carried out by the regulator, also winning mandates to advise on merger control analysis and leniency applications. Possesses additional capabilities in handling antitrust litigation. Clients roster spans the telecommunications, pharmaceutical and retail sectors.

Strengths Observers praise the firm's knowledge of the Mexican market and personalised service, with one impressed client highlighting "their expertise and professionalism, sense of urgency, perfect understanding of business and flexibility" and going on to note that "they know how to make you a 'tailored suit.' The service is very convenient and swift; even with short deadlines, they know how to make it work."

Another source adds: "I like their extensive knowledge of the competition area in my industry. The fact that both lawyers and economists participate means they are always offering an integrated strategy and an in-depth analysis."

Work highlights Assisted Pfizer with the merger notification filed in respect of a joint venture entered into with GlaxoSmithKline by combining the two companies' consumer healthcare businesses.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head
José Ángel Santiago Ábrego
is lauded by clients for being "an extremely studious person and a lateral thinker who is able to solve any problem with an innovative strategy. He is very knowledgeable of the area and the dynamic of its regulatory institutions."

Market-leading competition specialist
Lucía Ojeda
is held in high esteem by clients, with one stating: "She is extraordinary. She is always hands-on and deeply involved in matters, and she issues opinions and recommendations that really seek to contribute to the business. She knows very well how decision-making works at the regulator." Another source adds: "She has great knowledge of both the legal principles and the state of the market and the trends which affect it." Ojeda is active across the spectrum of competition law issues.