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Andrey Dorado

Andrey is a Partner at the firm and focuses his practice in corporate and financial law. He is in charge of M&A and private equity in the Costa Rica office. He has participated in a significant number of mergers and acquisitions, for national and international clients.

He has experience in processes of due diligence and negotiation of contracts and joint ventures, and has also participated in the aspects of financing and refinancing of companies. Additionally, Andrey is responsible for the practice of competition law in Costa Rica. He has participated in numerous notifications of concentrations before the Commission to promote competition, and has much experience in consulting to companies on issues of commercial competition.

The Antitrust/Competition Law Practice:

Arias offers an extensive practice experience in Antitrust/Competition Law, serving the needs of our clients, both locally and internationally, while addressing the issue in an integrated matter.

Among the issues we address are:

  • Concentrations
  • Punitive administrative procedures related to competition issues
  • Research regulator Compliance and training

Arias:

Arias is a unique law firm in Central America, as it operates as a single firm rather than an alliance or network; and currently has seven fully-integrated offices in six countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

It has become not only a solid, but also an innovative legal firm that continues to spread its influence throughout the region. For clients, choosing the right legal partner is key. Arias has specialized attorneys, with extensive experience over a wide range of practice areas and industries, that can unlock the regions intricacies and subtle differences in laws. The firm is truly a one-step, one-stop law firm that offers clients the benefits and demonstrated advantages that come from having all their regional businesses served from one, fully integrated base.

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Helga Melkorka Óttarsdóttir

With long standing expertise in the field of competition law and European law, Helga represents clients in a wide array of economic sectors. She has pleaded cases before the Icelandic competition authorities, Icelandic courts, the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EFTA Court.

Helga has been nominated by IFLR1000 as a leading lawyer in financial and corporate law since 2004 and by Chambers and Partners as a leading lawyer in corporate and commercial law since 2006.

EXPERIENCE:
  • LOGOS Legal Services since 2001, Managing Partner since 2013
  • Independent law practice 1999-2000
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority, Brussels 1994-1999

The Competition Law Practice:

The importance of expertise in competition law in Iceland has grown in line with the country’s evolving corporate sector. We pride ourselves in our team’s experience in the field as we have a strong team advising local and international firms alike. The firm´s experts lecture regularly on the topic at the Icelandic universities and in private lectures.

LOGOS has been engaged in most of the high profile cases that have been brought before competition authorities and the Icelandic courts for various clients, including alleged misuse of market dominance and unlawful cooperation of undertakings. Furthermore, our team has acted as adviser on a number of mergers, both domestically and internationally.

We are frequently asked to provide training and compliance programmes for our client’s employees and to review agreements and conduct for the purpose of ensuring compliance with competition law.

LOGOS:

The history of LOGOS begins in 1907 when Sveinn Bjornsson, who later became the first president of Iceland, established the Counsel Office. The Counsel Office was also the first law firm ever opened in Iceland.

In the year 2000, The Counsel Office merged with another law firm called Adalsteinsson and Partners, which was established in 1969 by Ragnar Adalsteinsson. This marked the beginning of LOGOS which became the largest law firm in Iceland with a powerful team of lawyers and assistants who specialise in services for the business community using their broad range of experience on behalf of our clients in all aspects of business law practice.

As a part of the natural development of the largest and oldest law firm in Iceland, the London office was set up by Gudmundur J. Oddsson and opened in January 2006. For many years our firm has been instrumental in the expansion of the Icelandic economy as well as being the preferred partner of those looking to invest in Iceland. It was therefore a natural step for the firm to set up offices in London, which was and remains the most important financial centre in the world for Icelandic related businesses. The London office has grown steadily over the years and now has three partners and a total of eleven highly qualified lawyers who hold both British and Icelandic qualifications. LOGOS was the first Icelandic law firm to set up an office in London and remains the only Icelandic law firm with operational offices outside of Iceland.

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Andrej Fatur

Andrej has extensive international experience, since he has studied and worked in New York, London, Luxembourg and Amsterdam. He specialised in competition and corporate law. As an attorney he has advised numerous leading domestic and foreign corporations on their complex competition law issues, especially on information and communication technology, pharmaceuticals and trade, as well as on the restructuring and regulation of the energy and pharmaceutical sector and additionally on various banking transactions. He is the author of numerous articles and papers, particularly in the field of competition law.

In 2012 Hart Publishing published his latest book titled “Information and Communication Technology Networks Industries and EU Competition Policy”. He was also a recipient of several prestigious international scholarships, such as Fulbright and Chevning Scholarship. He regularly lectures on international seminars and conferences, and occasionally at the University College London, on its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Besides his advocacy practice in Slovenia, Andrej is also a licensed attorney in New York. Since March 2012 he is a member of the Supervisory Board in Nova KBM d.d., a leading Slovenian bank. As the result of his continuous outstanding work Andrej has been enlisted for the year 2014 to the prestigious list at Chambers and Partners, your guide to the World’s best lawyers, where he was especially praised for his excellent knowledge of the EU Competition Law.

The Competition Law Practice:

Dr. Andrej Fatur is an internationally recognized legal specialist in the field of Competition Law. In addition to dr. Fatur, our attorneys also gained domestic and international experiences in the field of Competition Law. We represent clients before market regulators – Slovenian Competition Protection Agency and European Commission regarding the alleged breaches as well as gaining approvals in transactions. We also provide representation in disputes in the area of Competition Law area before the Supreme Court, General Court and European Court of Justice.

Fatur Law Firm:

Fatur Law Firm is a Slovenian law firm specialized in commercial and corporate law. We provide our clients’ personalised “one stop shop” services and build with them a lasting relationship based on trust, whilst giving them the necessary support and advice at all times. We have extensive experience in solving the most complex legal issues and building cutting edge cases across wide range of industries. In order to excel in our services our experts not only have a thorough understanding of the legal issues but also have in depth insight and comprehension of financial and business aspect of our clients industries. It is the perpetual commitment to our clients, the quality of our services and a perfect fusion of young enthusiasm with senior wisdom and experience that give us the competitive advantage. In order to ensure excellence of our services at all times, we have also formed an alliance with prominent Slovenian and international experts and institutions.

At Fatur Law Firm we strongly believe fostering mutual relations locally and in the international arena alike, therefore we have become members of various international networks and associations, amongst others New York State Bar Association, American Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia, British – Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and BYM, a.s.b.l. in Luxemburg. We are pleased to inform you that Fatur Law Firm and its Partner Dr. Andrej Fatur have been enlisted into Chambers & Partners first time this year due to positive market feedback, being especially praised for knowledge of the EU competition law.

Our lawyers, most having international academic and professional background, are all highly skilled and motivated individuals, who always find innovative solutions to respond to our clients’ existing business needs. We put great importance on perpetual education, training and personal development of our lawyers. Therefore we strongly encourage them to take part in variety of professional events on national and international level.

While we render legal services to our clients in Slovenian, English and Serbian/Croatian language, our lawyers are able to process documentation also in German, Italian and French language.

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Dr Ulrich Schnelle

Ulrich Schnelle focuses largely on European and German antitrust law, in particular on antitrust proceedings, merger control, questions of the abuse of a dominant position in a market and antitrust-related contract law (recommended for antitrust law in Legal 500 2012/13). He further advises national and international companies on corporate law, on M&A transactions and distribution law. In all of the legal fields Ulrich Schnelle practises in he also represents clients before authorities and at court both in Germany and abroad. One of his particular specialisations is counselling clients on cross border operations, especially clients from English-speaking countries, from western and southern Europe and Asia.

Ulrich Schnelle studied law at the universities of Passau, Geneva, Freiburg im Breisgau (where he also obtained his doctorate in law) and at the University of Illinois, USA, where he was awarded the title of Master of Laws (LL.M.). His study periods abroad and doctorate degree were made possible by scholarships from various organisations, including the DAAD in particular. Whilst studying at university he also worked as an academic assistant at the Department of Comparative Law and International Conflict of Laws of the University of Freiburg. He is a member of various antitrust and other professional associations and supervisory boards and also lectures at professional conferences. Ulrich Schnelle regularly publishes articles on antitrust law and corporate law. He speaks English, French and Russian.

Antitrust / Competition Law Practice:

Ever since the law firm was first founded, advice on antitrust law has been one of the main focuses of our legal activity. We support our clients on all issues of German and European antitrust law and on public procurement and state aid law– if appropriate in close collaboration with the law firms with which we cooperate internationally. We provide advice on M&A transactions, drafting contracts and, for example, also on drawing up and implementing antitrust and public procurement compliance programs. We have particular experience and expertise in representing our clients’ legal interests at European and national competition authorities and courts on all types of procedures and at all court levels. We have repeatedly prevailed on our clients’ behalf in administrative and judicial proceedings of fundamental significance.

Haver & Mailänder Rechtsanwälte:

Haver & Mailänder was formed in 1965 from the cooperation between Dr. Friedrich Haver († 1976) and Dr. K. Peter Mailänder. Today, we are a law firm of over 30 lawyers and one of the few medium-sized firms in Germany with national and international renown.

ECONOMICS COMPETENCE

We advise and represent both German and international companies and entrepreneurs in all fields of national and international economic law. Our practice focuses on commercial and corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, antitrust and competition law, banking law and the law of the capital markets, corporate tax law, media and broadcasting law, telecommunications law and on all the ramifications of the law of intellectual property. Our areas of core competence also include dispute resolution in judicial and arbitral proceedings. The extensive theoretical and practical knowledge acquired by HAVER & MAILÄNDER over the course of several decades is being continually passed on to the generation of our younger, well-trained and ambitious lawyers.

CLIENT CARE

As a medium-sized group of highly-qualified lawyers with economic expertise and other certified specialisations, we pursue a different concept from that of giant law firms. We consider ourselves to be a closely-meshed network of lawyers, organised as partners in a ‘law boutique’ with an absolute focus on our clients and their interests. Our advice is highly personal and individual, target-oriented and success-related. Our clients are each under the responsibility of one partner who is personally available as the constant point of contact. We always take an overall and concentrated view of problems.

TEAMWORK

Whenever necessary we form work groups comprising our respective specialists. At our regular meetings we discuss difficult or complex cases in a large group so as to fully exploit our firm’s overall expertise also in interdisciplinary areas of law. This concentrated work process has proved both effective and successful – moreover it is even economical for our clients.

COMPETENCE IN EUROPEAN LAW

As a consequence of Europeanisation and globalisation, business law has long since crossed national frontiers. The European law created by the European treaties and institutions in Brussels is applied both directly and indirectly to wide aspects of our economic life. HAVER & MAILÄNDER was early to identify this trend. Almost all of our lawyers already acquired knowledge and practical experience of European law during their legal education and are fluent in negotiations in English or French. We have had our own office in Brussels for almost 30 years now in order to account for the very special work style of the European institutions, develop the necessary contacts and encounter their highly-specialised civil servants on equal terms. With its specialists in European law, our Brussels office has established an excellent reputation above all in the law of state aid and in telecommunications law.

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Gönenç Gürkaynak

Mr. Gönenç Gürkaynak is a founding partner and the managing partner of ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law, a leading law firm of 60 lawyers based in Istanbul, Turkey. Mr. Gürkaynak graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Law in 1997, and was called to the Istanbul Bar in 1998. Mr. Gürkaynak received his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, and is qualified to practice in Istanbul, New York, Brussels and England and Wales (currently a non-practising Solicitor). Before founding ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law in 2005, Mr. Gürkaynak worked as an attorney at the Istanbul, New York and Brussels offices of a global law firm for more than eight years.

Mr. Gürkaynak heads the competition law and regulatory department of ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law, which currently consists of 36 lawyers. He has unparalleled experience in Turkish competition law counseling issues with over 18 years of competition law experience, starting with the establishment of the Turkish Competition Authority. Every year Mr. Gürkaynak represents multinational companies and large domestic clients in more than 20 written and oral defences in investigations of the Turkish Competition Authority, about a dozen antitrust appeal cases in the high administrative court, and over 45 merger clearances of the Turkish Competition Authority, in addition to coordinating various worldwide merger notifications, drafting non-compete agreements and clauses, and preparing hundreds of legal memoranda concerning a wide array of Turkish and EC competition law topics.

Mr. Gürkaynak frequently speaks at conferences and symposia on competition law matters. He has published more than 100 articles in English and Turkish by various international and local publishers. Mr. Gürkaynak also holds teaching positions at undergraduate and graduate levels at two universities, and gives lectures in other universities in Turkey.

Competition Law Practice:

ELIG delivers the top competition law practice in Turkey with 36 competition law specialists. The firm now has three partners in the practice and is led by Mr Gönenç Gürkaynak, the firm’s managing partner. In addition to its unparalleled experience in merger control issues, ELIG has vast experience in defending companies before the Turkish Competition Board in all phases of antitrust investigations, abuse of dominant position cases, leniency handlings, and before the courts on issues of private enforcement of competition law, along with appeals of the administrative decisions of the Turkish Competition Authority.

ELIG represent clients in the widest variety of competition law matters, while also collaborating with numerous international law firms. The firm’s broad client base includes national and multinational corporations, conglomerates, business associations, financial institutions, partnerships and individuals.

Throughout 2014, ELIG’s competition law team was involved in over 45 merger clearances by the Turkish Competition Authority, more than 20 defense project investigations and over 10 appeals before the administrative courts. ELIG also provided more than 40 antitrust law education seminars to our clients’ employees.

ELIG Attorneys-at-Law:

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law is an eminent, independent Istanbul-based law firm, founded in 2005.

ELIG combines its solid knowledge of Turkish law with a business-minded approach to provide its clients with high-quality legal services. We focus on the interests of our clients, and strive to find flexible legal solutions that fit the ever-changing needs of our clients in their international and domestic operations.

The firm builds and maintains close working relationships with a number of international law firms and collaborates with them to serve mutual clients on a range of transactions.

We have a legal team of 60 people. While ELIG lawyers have the knowledge and experience to assist clients in almost all fields of law, ELIG’s core strengths are corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, competition law, EU law, white collar irregularities and compliance, banking and finance, litigation, energy, oil and gas law, Internet law, data protection and privacy law, IT, media and telecommunication law, administrative law, tender law, intellectual property law and real estate law.

ELIG has received recognition from IFLR1000, The Legal 500, GCR 100 and Chambers Europe.

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Niv Zecler

Adv. Niv Zecler specializes in antitrust matters, regulation and litigation. Adv. Zecler represents leading companies in a large variety of industries on merger transactions, joint ventures, restrictive arrangements and unilateral behavior. Adv. Zecler has extensive experience in criminal, civil and administrative litigation in competition and regulation issues before the Antitrust Tribunal, the District Courts and the Supreme Court of Israel.

Adv. Zecler served as the Legal Department Chief of the Israel Antitrust Authority between 1994 -1997 and as Chairman of the Antitrust Committee of the Israeli Bar Association (2007-2012) . Chambers and Partners noted that Niv Zecler is “considered ‘a first port of call’ for any dispute with the Israel Antitrust Authority” and “reaps peer praise as a ‘remarkably skilled litigator’ and an all-round competition expert.”

Adv. Zecler writes and lectures regularly on matters relating to antitrust and is a member of the Editorial Staff of the legal journal “Ta’agidim”

Antitrust Law Practice:

Our Antitrust practice is one of the largest, most diversified and highly respected Antitrust practices in Israel. Our practice offers full-service capabilities in all aspects of competition law from fundamental antitrust issues to the most complex challenges that affect our client’s businesses. We advise our clients on governmental investigations, mergers and acquisitions, restrictive agreements, monopolization issues (abuse of dominant position) and others.

We analyze transactions, assess their competition concerns, and suggest solutions to avoid them. Our team represents clients before the Israeli Antitrust Authority (IAA) and other governmental agencies with respect to all regulation and administrative aspects. Additionally, we frequently represent our clients in litigation cases before the Israeli Antitrust Tribunal, in the Criminal Courts and before the Israeli Supreme Court.

We advise leading Israeli companies in a wide variety of industries including telecommunications (fixed, mobile, broadcasting), pharmaceuticals, energy, retail and food. We advise leading foreign clients and their off-shore legal consultants in all issues related to the Israeli antitrust compliance.

Our diverse experience includes:

  • Criminal Cartel Investigations
  • Competition Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Antitrust Compliance Programs
  • IP and Antitrust
  • International Competition

Weinstock Zecler & Co. is regularly ranked by leading international and local professional guides, for many years, as a first tier Israeli law firm in the field of antitrust and competition. Recently the 2012 GCR 100 ranked Weinstock Zecler & Co. as one of the “Elite” firms in Israel in competition law. Weinstock Zecler & Co was also ranked first tier in the 2012 Legal 500 and as a “leader in their field by the market” in the 2012 Dun and Bradstreet Israel Ltd, Dun’s 100.

The Antitrust team is headed by Niv Zecler who served as the legal department chief of the Israel Antitrust Authority (IAA) between 1994-1997. Chambers and Partners noted that Niv Zecler is “[c]onsidered ‘a first port of call’ for any dispute with the Israeli Antitrust Authority” and that he reaps peer praise as ‘remarkably skilled litigator’ and an all-round competition expert” (2010) and an “excellent, very experienced antitrust lawyer, “who is commended for his ‘formidable litigation skills’ ” (2011). Niv Zecler recently served (2007-2012) as the Chairman of the Antitrust Committee of the Israel Bar Association.

Weinstock Zecler & Co:

Weinstock Zecler & Co. is one of Israel’s leading law firms in its special fields of expertise: Antitrust Law, Competition and Regulation, Corporate, M&A, Private Equity, Chinese Commercial Law, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Zoning and Planning.

Founded in 1997, Weinstock-Zecler quickly gained a reputation for excellence. Each practice area is led by a reputable partner with extensive professional experience and unique insight in his or her respective field. Our attorneys are regularly cited as experts in local and international academic and business publications. Amongst the firm’s clients are leading companies and entities in Israel and abroad.

Weinstock Zecler & Co. is known for its uncompromising professionalism, comprehensive and profound legal knowledge and proficiency. The firm’s attorneys are carefully selected, have broad experience and are well known for their ability to serve as lead counsel in vastly complex transactions and high-stakes disputes on par with any of the largest partnerships, while producing creative tailor-made practical solutions and providing the individual attention characteristic of a boutique firm. Our clients note our energetic and devoted personal service.

We offer our clients a wide range of services, to serve all their needs in litigation, business activities, commercial, administrative and private law, and in virtually every market sector. Our primary goal is to provide the most effective and efficient representation possible, addressing all our client’s needs.

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Brian A. Facey

Brian is the Chair of our Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group, widely regarded as the leading competition law practice in Canada.He is past chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section and current chair of its International Committee.According to Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2014, Brian is the most highly nominated lawyer in this practice area in Canada.

For more than 20 years, he has advised clients in hundreds of regulatory matters, including cross-border and domestic merger transactions, criminal cartel cases, class actions, and distribution and advertising matters under the Competition Act.

Brian was an adjunct professor for more than a decade, and is a scholar in the area of competition law whose Treatises have been cited by all levels of courts in Canada, including recently the Supreme Court of Canada for his work on efficiencies and strategic mergers. Brian has also appeared on behalf of clients before the Competition Bureau, the Competition Tribunal, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and various levels of Ontario courts.

A key part of his practice also involves advising foreign investors under the provisions of the Investment Canada Act and the State-Owned Enterprise Guidelines, which regulate the acquisition of control of Canadian businesses, by non-Canadians.

Competition Law Practice:

Competition law is undergoing rapid changes. In Canada, the Competition Bureau is aggressively deploying its investigative and enforcement powers and is displaying a renewed readiness to litigate. As a result, both Canadian and global entities are finding merger reviews more onerous, competitive activities more closely scrutinized, and compliance programs and counselling more important than ever before.

Guiding the world’s leading companies through these unprecedented challenges requires a combination of strategic insight and demonstrated expertise. The Blakes Competition & Antitrust group is repeatedly acknowledged as the leading practice in Canada. Our leadership in this area is reflected in our formidable team of Canada’s top-ranked and experienced practitioners whose work has shaped the very nature of competition law in this country.

Blakes is frequently retained by major domestic and international companies and by international and domestic law firms to provide strategic counsel and representation in merger reviews, cartel investigations, abuse of dominance cases, distribution practices, advertising matters and other competition issues. Blakes is also a leading firm with respect to securing merger approvals for non-Canadian purchasers under Canada’s foreign investment laws, which are typically required in all transactions where a non-Canadian purchases a Canadian business.

Blakes has a proven track record of success in acting for clients on multinational transactions and investigations involving co-ordination among counsel and agencies in the United States, Europe and other jurisdictions. We understand how competition laws fit within the broader context of complex corporate transactions and business affairs generally. Blakes can draw on the Firm’s vast resources and leading expertise in related practice areas, such as litigation, securities and intellectual property. Our experience and proven expertise allow us to provide clients with the timely, practical and strategic advice necessary to ensure compliance with competition laws while facilitating their transactions and assisting them in realizing their business objectives.

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Enrique Felices Saavedra

Masters of Law, Yale Law School and Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Partner since the year 2000 with a wide experience in Competition Law, multilateral finance, project and infrastructure development finance. Counseled the major provider of Mobile services in a series of competition conflicts against their main competitor in the Peruvian market, an important electricity company in matters such as competent of the acquisition of a 530MW combined cycle generation project, an international provider of medicinal gases in an investigation for alleged restrictive practice, an international fast-food franchise in a antimonopoly claim against their main competitor in the international market, and various companies of electricity generation in processes or revision previous to the merger of the competition.

Currently represents the promoter of a 1000 MW hydroelectric project. Other clients include Gas Natural (Spain), Duke Energy Egenor International and the International Finance Corporation.

Competition Law Practice:

Our practice provides a diverse range of specialized services in competition and anti-trust matters. These services extend from the sponsorship in all types of disputes before the corresponding governmental authorities, to the assessment and design of commercial strategies. Our team is particularly focused in disputes related to the abuse of dominant positions and to anti-competitive practices, in general. It must be noted that our team members have extensive experience in administrative proceedings related to merger controls, as well as in disputes regarding actions of unfair competition related to the advertising industry.

Competition Law Practice:

Miranda & Amado is a law firm based in Lima, Peru, which provides legal services in all areas of the economic activity. At present, the firm has approximately about 100 attorneys. We provide direct, specific and efficient legal counsel by consistently incorporating best legal practices. We embody a different way of seeing and feeling the legal practice: committed, modern, ethical, demanding and human.

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Rafael Valdes Abasca

He obtained his law degree from the Universidad Panamericana Law School.

He started his professional practice in 1987 at Santamarina y Steta SC, where he worked in the corporate law area.

He joined the federal government in 1990, where he served as legal counsel to the Undersecretary of Planning of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources.

In mid-1994, he joined the campaign of Ernesto Zedillo as advisor to the presidential candidate and, in December 1994, he was appointed as the head of the Legal Counseling Office for the Chief of Staff of the Mexican President.

In 1995, Rafael Valdes-Abascal was appointed 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.

In 1996, he left the public sector to found his own law firm, then Valdes Abascal y Brito Anderson SC.

He is head professor of competition and antitrust at the Universidad Panamericana Law School, where he has been a member of its Academic Council. He has also acted as invited professor at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de México (ITAM) and the Universidad Iberoamericana.

He has collaborated in diverse publications and participated as speaker in several seminars and conferences.

Rafael Valdes-Abascal has been elected as head of the Antitrust Committee of the Business Lawyers National Bar Association (ANADE) for the 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 periods.

For several years, he has been invited by the Mexican competition commission as non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN).

He is ranked as leading lawyer on competition and antitrust in Mexico by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides, among other organizations.

Valdes Abascal Abogados :

Valdes Abascal Abogados SC is a counseling and litigation boutique law firm, highly specialized in competition and antitrust law.

We have a strong academic background and long experience in constitutional, administrative and corporate law, having exercised our professional practice in both public and private sectors.

Since 1996, we have counseled and represented – especially in high profile, sophisticated and complex cases – Mexican and foreign companies which operate in a wide range of regulated and non-regulated industries, including telecommunications, television, radio, ports, airports, railways, transportation, energy, chemical, finance, supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmaceuticals, beer, soft drinks and food, among many other goods and services markets. Most of our clients are ranked among the top three in their respective industries.

We have also counseled public institutions in legislative projects for deregulation, privatizations and industrial reorganizations.

Before joining the firm, some of its members held important offices in federal government agencies, such as the Legal Counseling Office for the Chief of Staff of the Mexican President and the Federal Competition Commission.

We are committed to provide premium quality services under the strictest standards of professional ethics.

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Carlos Botelho Moniz

Carlos Botelho Moniz joined the firm in 2001 as a partner. He coordinates the european law and competition team.

His experience includes advising and representing clients in competition cases, both at the national and european level, in the areas of anti-trust, merger control and state aids. He has extensive experience in representing Portuguese authorities and private parties before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Carlos is a Visiting Professor at the Law School of the Portuguese Catholic University with a course on EU Litigation in the LL.M. Programme.

Regular presence in working sessions, seminars and conferences in the areas of competition and EU Law.

MLGTS Associados :

lient-Oriented Service
The relationship we have with our clients is pre-eminent. We consistently strive to understand needs and exceed expectations.

Quality and Promptness
The firm is recognised for the quality of the legal services we provide, the promptness of our response time, the professional rigour of our team, as well as, in particular, for the innovative solutions we present.

Professional Ethics
All of our firm’s activities are conducted on the basis of strict principles of professional ethics, extending from professional confidentiality to awareness of potential conflicts of interest. This respect for professional ethics safeguards our relentless defence of our clients’ rights and interests.

Independence
Our firm is truly independent. International associations and alliances are established when they are able to provide the best answer to clients’ needs.

Global Service
Our firm offers a specialised service in all branches of the law, and our organisational structure facilitates the creation of cross-practice teams.

One Institution, One Community
Our firm exists and persists beyond its founders and individual collaborators and presents itself as a strong and consistent entity. We respect a coherent set of principles on which our activity is based, while continuously observing exacting standards of institutional and social responsibility.

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