Edgar Martin Padilla

Édgar Martín-Padilla is a senior associate of the antitrust team of Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza and Enríquez.His practice has mostly focused on advising national and international companies in complex pre-merger authorizations, cartel investigations and procedures before regulatory entities, as well as compliance programs. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for the Mexican government as an economic policy and foreign investment advisor. Mr. Martin holds a master’s degree in Political Economy from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and an LL.M. in Economic Analysis of Law from the University of Salamanca, in Spain. He obtained his Law Degree from the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, where he graduated top of his class, and also holds a P.G. degree in Statistics from the National Math Research Center (CIMAT).

He has participated in some of the most complex transactions before the Competition Authority in Mexico in sectors ranging from manufacturing, banking, energy and consumer products. Leveraging his multidisciplinary background, Edgar has recently participated in pioneering transactions in digital markets such as the acquisition of Cornershop by Uber (considered by COFECE as the most relevant transaction in Mexico in 2020); the joint venture between Banorte and Rappi, as well as investment rounds of Mexican start-ups such as PayClip, Klar, Kavak and Justo. His experience with the Mexican regulator has been key in designing compliance strategies for successful joint ventures, as well as large private equity investments, where he has represented the most important global investment funds in merger control proceedings in Mexico.