Von Wobeser y Sierra’s Competition & Antitrust practice is the most notable of its kind in Mexico.

We participate in more than 50% of the investigations. We are also a major player in the notification of mergers. Our clients feel secure with us: all the matters we handled in 2018 and 2019 were resolved in their favor.

The practice has been involved in more than half of the investigations that the Federal Economic Competition Commission has processed in the last ten years. This has allowed us to accumulate vast experience in the processing of the most complex and sophisticated investigations, with satisfactory results for our clients. When necessary, we have handled lawsuits in the courts through a highly specialized team of litigators.

In the area of merger control, we have become the ideal alternative for companies that engage in frequent mergers and acquisitions, in Mexico and internationally. This positioning of the firm has not gone unnoticed abroad: various global firms often rely on our practice to represent their global operations in Mexico. They know that, thanks to our effective and strategic work, they will obtain the governmental authorizations quickly.

The Competition & Antitrust team brings together lawyers with various profiles who work together to ensure the best results for our clients. Fernando Carreño and his most experienced associates have had long careers in the area, and hold master’s degrees from prestigious U.S. universities and work experience in the best firms and governmental agencies of that country. The practice also has among its members former officials of the competition and antitrust bodies of Mexico and the United States, which assures us full understanding of the processes in which we participate.

The results of the practice have been recognized internationally. As an example, we mention the following distinctions. In 2018, Fernando Carreño received from Global Competition Review 100 the award for “Best competition and antitrust Lawyer under 40”. This international award is granted annually to just one person whose career and achievements at a young age merit it. In 2019, the team obtained the award for “Best defense in a case of abuse of dominance in the American continent”. Global Competition Review 100 grants this to the firm that shows it has done a creative, strategic and innovative job in that area before a government agency in the Americas. In 2020, Global Competition Review 100 again nominated us as “Best competition and antitrust firm on the American Continent”, which distinction is granted to firms that obtain outstanding results in the area. Fernando Carreño is in the highest levels of the rankings of Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal. Gerardo Rodríguez appears in the rankings of Chambers and Partners, and The Legal 500. Paloma Alcántara is in The Legal 500.