Fernando Carreño

Phone:+52 (55) 5258-1042


Phone:+52 (55) 5258-1042

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  • Education & Experience
    • Law Degree (J.D. equivalent), cum laude, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City.
    • Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.), Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago.
  • Affiliations & Academic Activities
    • Vice President, Antitrust & Competition Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce.
    • Member of the American Bar Association.
    • Member of the International Bar Association.
    • Member of the Mexican Bar Association.
    • Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, Universidad Iberoamericana.
    • Key speaker in the First Workshop on Competition and Antitrust offered in conjunction with the International Chamber of Commerce in Mexico (International Chamber of Commerce México), The Competition and Antitrust Commission and the Head of Continuing Education, Universidad Iberoamericana, 2012.
  • Recognitions
    • Chambers & Partners Global, Chambers & Partners Latin America, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Latin American Corporate Counsel Corporation, Who´s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Global Competition Review 40 Under 40, Global Competition Review 100, Global Competition Review Lawyer of the Year Under 40 among others.
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    • Spanish and English.
  • Fernando is a Partner of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. with more than 20 years of experience in competition and antitrust, as well as in corporate, M&A's, and joint ventures.

    Moreover, he has ample expertise advising on complicated matters related to corporate, M&A’s, joint ventures and divestitures. Fernando has been involved in the most important competition and corporate deals in Mexico. He has advised on both the antitrust and the corporate aspects of such transactions. Fernando has played an active and important role representing clients in sophisticated and complex merger reviews as well as in investigations and litigations before the Federal Economic Competition Commission and the Mexican Courts. He has advised international Fortune 500 companies with a strong presence in both the United States, Europe and Latin America. Fernando has been involved in the majority of the cartel cases being conducted by the Mexican Antirust Commission. Furthermore, he has acted as one of the few experts called by the commission to review and draft the new regulatory provisions published as a consequence of the entrance into force of the new Antitrust Law. On the cartel investigations side, he has acted as counsel in various industries and he has been actively involved in the most notable premerger filing cases. In regards to corporate matters, he has also been a main figure in some of the largest M&A’s and divestitures taking place in Mexico. He has been recognized by Chambers & Partners Global, Chambers & Partners Latin America, Global Competition Review 100 (GCR 100), Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250 IFLR 1000, Who´s Who Legal and Best Lawyers among others. In 2018, he was internationally awarded “Lawyer of the year – under 40” by Global Competition Review (it was the first time that a Mexican lawyer was recognized with this award).

    Representative Matters
    Advised in the acquisition of SAB Miller by Anheuser-Busch InBev. USD +$100 billion.

    Advised Anheuser Busch InBev in its acquisition of the rest of Mexican Brewer, Grupo Modelo for USD $20.1 billion.

    Advised Volaris, one of the main Mexican airlines and a key player in an investigation for "Essential Inputs" in the market allocation of slots in the Mexico City airport.

    Advised in the divestiture of SAB Miller brands by Anheuser-Busch InBev in favor of Coors. USD $12 billion.

    Advised Coty in the acquisition of the hair care, fragrance and cosmetics portfolio of Procter & Gamble. USD $12 billion.

    Advised Palladium Equity Partners, LLC in its acquisition of Q'Max Solutions, Inc. USD $500 million.

    Advised Aspen & Nestlé´s (previously owned by Pfizer) infant milk formula business in Mexico by Aspen Global Inc. and its Mexican subsidiaries. USD $150 million.

    Advised in a cartel investigation against the sugar industry as lead counsel of all defendants. This high profile case relates to a price fixing investigation against the sugar industry. USD billions.

    Advised Mars in the acquisition of Chocolates Turin. Turin controls approximately 5% of the Mexican chocolate market, which is worth more than USD $1.1 billion.

    Advised Infra in its investigation for alleged abuse of dominance. USD millions.