Protection in economic competition
Litigation and advocacy
We offer services to challenge fines unduly imposed by the Federal Competition Commission or the Federal Institute of Telecommunications, either because of the delay in the discharge or because of alleged non-compliance with orders issued by those authorities in relation to information requests, appearances and verification visits.
We provide representation services in the promotion of amparo proceedings for the protection of the fundamental rights of our clients, when the administrative authority in matters of competition applies unconstitutional rules or when it improperly interprets or applies such rules. We also offer representation services to economic agents who, because they are favored by the acts that are challenged in amparo proceedings, have the character of interested third parties.
We offer advisory services in the trials of claims for damages due to monopolistic practices or illegal concentrations. Although the incidence of these cases has been low throughout the validity of the competition law, with the reforms of August 2011 regulating the exercise of collective actions, as well as the constitutional and legal reforms of 2013 and 2014 that will give greater effectiveness to the application of the legal framework of competition, the claim for damages caused by monopolistic practices and illegal concentrations has become more important, and it is foreseeable that there will be greater procedural activity in this area.
Absolute monopolistic practices may involve criminal liability for the persons involved. Our experience of more than 20 years gives us a wide knowledge of the theoretical and practical issues related to these conducts, having seriously studied the implications of their criminalization. This allows us to offer services to support the defense of our clients in this type of matters, in collaboration with the best criminal law firms in the country.