Coordinating Policies To Realize Benefits From The Digital Economy: The Case Of Mexico

Coordinating Policies To Realize Benefits From The Digital Economy: The Case Of Mexico

By Martin E. Cave & Ernesto Flores-Roux – The degree to which digitization has penetrated most sectors of the economy makes it extremely difficult to quantify its reach. Can we clearly separate brick and mortar business and digital activity? Can we isolate digital advances in typical technological industries from those that apply in less affected industries? […]

CPI Talks: Interview with Commissioner Maria Elena Estavillo, Mexican Telecom Regulator

CPI Talks: Interview with Commissioner Maria Elena Estavillo, Mexican Telecom Regulator

In this interesting interview, Commissioner Estavillo addresses questions concerning the telecom reforms in Mexico, the asymmetric regulation applied to incumbents to introduce competition in different markets, the relationship between concentration and inequality and the role of the regulator among other topics.

OTT are Ubers and ECS are Taxis. Or Not?

OTT are Ubers and ECS are Taxis. Or Not?

By Raymundo Enriquez & Gerardo Calderon – In this article, the authors discuss the views of actors from the established Electronic Communication Services, who support regulating services, and views from new Over-The-Top services providers, who argue against being subject to such regulations. The article also focuses on the disruptive effect that OTT services have on the […]

Relevant Cases in Mexico’s Jurisdiction for Economic Competition

Relevant Cases in Mexico’s Jurisdiction for Economic Competition

By Adriana Campuzano Among the first matters resolved by the Mexican Supreme Court over the interpretation and application of the law, was the laying down of foundations for the system. It was upheld, among other matters, that all verification and sanctioning procedures should be carried out at the administrative offices, meaning that (unlike other jurisdictions) they […]

Market Investigations as a New Tool for Competition Agencies: The Mexican Experience

Market Investigations as a New Tool for Competition Agencies: The Mexican Experience

By Carlos Mena-Labarthe Competition authorities around the world, particularly in developing countries, can find a way to intervene through these new proceedings to eliminate barriers and create better conditions for more efficient markets in a bold and direct path. The discussion and the political consensus that needs to be created to give the authorities these […]

Most-Favored Nation Clauses: A Business Need But Unresolved Topic in Mexico

Most-Favored Nation Clauses: A Business Need But Unresolved Topic in Mexico

By Luis Omar Guerrero-Rodríguez and Martín Michaus-Fernández Most-favored nation clauses (“MFN”) have become a topic of concern for competition authorities worldwide. Competition authorities around the world have rendered some decisions as to what extent those clauses could harm competition and if sanctioned whether they should be analyzed under a per se rule or rather under […]

Antitrust Damages Claims: is Mexico in The Right Path?

Antitrust Damages Claims: is Mexico in The Right Path?

By Miguel Flores & Abel Rivera Never in the history of Mexico has an individual antitrust damages claim been successful. However, in May 2014, the new Federal Law on Economic Competition (FLEC) provided clearer criteria for when and how a claim of antitrust damages may be carried, this brings new hope in the system. Nonetheless, to […]

JUL-14(1)

In this issue: With all eyes on the Americas for the World Cup (many congratulations to Brazil for such a successful job hosting), it’s a good time to take a quick survey of the latest antitrust happenings in Latin America. We start with a strong indication of just how seriously the region is taking the […]

JUN-11(1)

In this issue: In April, the Mexican CFC (Competition Commission) celebrated its first official competition day focusing on issues of guidance and transparency. In honor of that occasion, we are presenting our first bilingual issue. Three of these papers (in English) are from “foreign” experts. Professors Richard Schmalensee and David Evans, along with OFT Chairman […]

JULY-10(1)

In this issue: Our Latin American issue is presented by Danny Sokol who, with Eleanor Fox, recently published Latin American Competition Law and Policy. In Argentina, Julián Peña takes a hard look at the increased judicialization of antitrust. Moving to Brazil,  Ana Paula Martinez, director of the SDE, provides a historical context for cartel enforcement […]

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