Miguel Flores Bernés
Provided by Miguel Flores Bernés
Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation
White Collar Defense & Special Investigations
Latin America Practice
Miguel Flores Bernés focuses his practice on antitrust and competition issues affecting clients in various industries, including government merger review, investigations of alleged anticompetitive conduct, litigation and counseling. He regularly represents clients before the two Mexican competition authorities: Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica and Instituto Federal de las Telecomunicaciones, and designed and implemented antitrust/competition compliance programs for clients in Mexico.
Prior to joining the firm, Miguel was a partner dedicated to antitrust and competition matters in RRH Consultores, S.C. and a Commissioner in the Federal Competition Commission. As a Commissioner, he was involved with a variety of issues such as the application of antitrust/competition law to airlines, energy and telecommunications industries, as well as in the development of the Mexican leniency program and criminal enforcement of antitrust/competition matters.
Before he joined the Federal Competition Commission, he was legal advisor to the Office of the President of Mexico and an economic regulation expert in the Mexican Ministry of Economy. He also was part of a group of investment and services experts that negotiated Free Trade Agreements and Bilateral Investment Treaties with the European Union, Japan, Singapore, Israel, Chile, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Iceland, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, and in different international organizations such as the World Trade Organization and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
-Mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures
-Counseling and compliance
Chair, Mexican Bar Association, Antitrust/Competition Section, 2015.
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Competition Commission, Mexico Chapter.
Listed, Chambers Latin America, Competition/Antitrust - Mexico, 2020-2023.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Ph.D. candidate, Antitrust/Competition Law
University of Warwick
LL.M., International Economic Law, with distinction
Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
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