MAIN PRACTICE

Although Valdes Abascal Abogados SC is quite competitive in various areas of law, it is primarily focused on competition and antitrust, standing out among the most experienced and specialized law firms in the country.

We have a long and deep experience in all kinds of matters and proceedings concerning competition and antitrust law, derived from our previous practice as officials of the antitrust agency and from more than 18 years of successful private practice.

Before the creation of the firm, founding partner Rafael Valdes Abascal served as the Executive Secretary of the Federal Competition Commission, where he had under his authority the areas of legal affairs, investigations, merger control and economic studies. As he was appointed just two years after the creation of the commission, he played a key role in the definition of substantive and procedural provisions contained in the competition legal framework, as well as of the criteria used for its interpretation and application.

Our deep involvement in this area, in a very early step of the competition policy and law enforcement development process, allowed us to get a strong position in a short time from the beginning of our private practice.

We have been involved - with an exceptional high rate of success - in several of the most emblematic, sophisticated and relevant cases that have taken place in Mexico since the competition law came into force.

Competition and antitrust practice in Mexico is young and the law and regulations are in a continuous process of improvement. We have been heavily involved in this process, not only participating in the definition of concepts, the designing of procedures and the drafting of law provisions, but in the generation of criteria derived from the cases that we have attended in representation of our clients.

Aware of the dynamism of the Mexican antitrust policy and the legal framework that implements it, we are seriously committed to the study of international experience, changes in other areas of law related to competition and the various administrative and judicial precedents that are regularly generated.

Our deep knowledge, long experience and continuous preparation allow us to provide excellent services in every aspect of this law practice area.