Amendments to Improve the Mexican Competition Law

Gerardo Calderon-Villegas, Jul 14, 2010 In April 2010, President Felipe Calderon sent the Mexican Congress a bill to amend the Federal Law of Economic Competition (“LFCE”) and other statutes, in order to strengthen competition policy and law enforcement. This bill has been approved with some minor changes and additions by the House of Representatives and […]

The Guideline: Assessing Efficiencies Gains in Merger Rulings

Jun 10, 2014 The Guideline: Assessing Efficiencies Gains in Merger Rulings – Marc Ivaldi & Aleksandra Khimich (Toulouse School of Economics) Click here for a PDF version of the article It has long been recognized that mergers may give rise to efficiency gains that can reinforce firms’ incentives to compete, thereby mitigating or even offsetting […]

Bringing Latin American Judges Up To Speed on Evolving Competition Law

May 20, 2014 Bringing Latin American Judges Up To Speed on Evolving Competition Law – Alain De Remes (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo) & Rodrigo Ríos (CRCAL) Click here for a PDF version of the article From March 10 to 12, 2014 the Third Seminar for Latin American Judges on Competition was held in Panama City. […]

Mexico’s Proposed Reform of Competition Law: A Critique from Europe

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Assimakis Komninos, Anne Perrot, Mar 26, 2014 Legislative innovations in the competition law area may be based on good intentions but it is always a good idea to run a sanity check and refer back to fundamental principles of sound competition policy. On […]

Injecting Competition in Broadcasting through MCMO Regulations: Some Recommendations for Mexico

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Martin Cave, Alexander Elbittar, Ernesto Flores-Roux, Elisa Mariscal, Feb 26, 2014 The new telecommunications regulator in Mexico, Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, recently issued a public consultation on its draft regulation for must carry and must offer conditions in the broadcasting sector. This, together […]

Cartels Horizontality: Assuming the Obvious

Omar Guerrero Rodriquez, Alan Ramirez Casazza, Dec 17, 2013 There is international consensus in regards to considering hard-core cartels as the most serious violation in competition law. There is also agreement on their basic definition: “[A] cartel is an agreement among competitors to restrict competition amongst themselves.” It seems close to impossible that a dispute […]

CRCAL Presents: Overview of its Second Annual Meeting in Lima, Peru

Oct 08, 2013 CRCAL Presents: Overview of its Second Annual Meeting in Lima, Peru – Alain De Remes (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo) & Rodrigo Ríos (CRCAL) (Click here for a PDF version of the article.) The Regional Competition Center for Latin America (CRC AL) held its Second Annual Meeting in Lima Peru on September 5, […]

The June 2013 Landmark Constitutional Amendments to Competition and Telecom Law in Mexico

Omar Guerrero Rodriquez, Alan Ramirez Casazza, Aug 26, 2013 This year will be remembered as one of the most important years in modern history for Mexican competition law. In the second quarter of 2013 a major amendment to Article 28 of the Mexican Constitution labeled “the Constitutional Amendment in Telecommunications” rocked the foundation of the […]

Bid Rigging In Public Procurement Of Generic Drugs In Mexico

Ernesto Estrada, Samuel Vazquez, Jul 28, 2013 This document studies bid rigging in public procurement of generic drugs in Mexico. The study is based on the outcomes of a series of public auctions for generic drugs held in 52 different locations between 2003 and 2008. By applying price and market share screenings, we identify many […]

CRCAL Presents: Second Training on Competition for Latin American Judges

Jul 22, 2013 CRCAL Presents: Second Training on Competition for Latin American Judges – Alain De Remes (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo) & Rodrigo Ríos (CRCAL) (Click here for a PDF version of the article.) Following the success of its first seminar in spring of this year, the Regional Competition Center for Latin America (CRCAL for […]