The Federalist Society

The Future of Business Law in Mexico

Litigation Practice Group


Douglas H. Ginsburg, Carlos T. Bea, George L. Priest, J. Gregory Sidak, Eduardo Facha Garcia, Marco Antonio Najera Martinez, Dean A. Reuter, Luis Omar Guerrero Rodriguez, Luis Felipe Lucatero Govea

Start : Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:30 AM

End   : Thursday, October 20, 2011 3:30 PM


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Location:
Four Seasons Hotel
Paseo de la Reforma #500
Colonia Juárez
Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal


The Future of Business Law in MexicoAs Mexico continues to emerge as an important economy on the international front, how can it best fashion its laws and policies governing business practices and access to the courts? What issues will the Mexican courts need to address under the new class action law? Should Cofeco urge the courts to adopt a price-squeeze theory of antitrust liability? And how might the resolution of these issues impact businesses and consumers in Mexico. These and other important questions will be considered by our experts.

Keynote Address:

Douglas Ginsburg
Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg,

United States Court of Appeals, Disctrict of Columbia


Agenda:

Keynote Address: "The Evolution of Competition Policy" audio  video
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

  • Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Introduction: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

Antitrust Enforcement and Price Squeeze audio video
11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

With Cofeco due to issue its final opinion in its recent action against Telcel, this panel will discuss whether the Ley Federal de Competencia Económica (LFCE – Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Law) can or should be read to include a price-squeeze cause of action, the ramifications of adopting a price-squeeze theory of liability, and the impact of such a decision on businesses and consumers. The panel will also examine how antitrust enforcement in Mexico compares with other countries – what factors should or must be considered as Mexico moves forward? How should Mexico consider consumer interests?

  • Mr. Luis Felipe Lucatero Govea, Head of the Unit for Prospective Analysis and Regulation, Federal Commission of Telecommunications
  • Prof. George L. Priest, Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law and Economics and Kauffman Distinguished Research Scholar in Law, Economics, and Entrepreneurship, Yale Law School
  • Prof. J. Gregory Sidak, Chairman and Founder, Criterion Economics, LLC
  • Moderator: Hon. Carlos T. Bea, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Mexico's New Class Action Law audio video
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This panel will discuss the new class action law in Mexico and how it compares with class action laws governing other countries.  Our panel of experts will provide an overview of the new law along with insights into the many legal issues the Mexican courts will need to address, what companies doing business in Mexico need to do to prepare, and any potential risks of class action "abuse."

  • Mr. Eduardo Facha García, Founding Partner, López Melih, González, Facha y Estrada, SC
  • Mr. Luis Omar Guerrero Rodríguez, Partner, Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa SC and Head of the Antitrust Section of the Mexican Bar Association
  • Prof. George L. Priest, Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law and Economics and Kauffman Distinguished Research Scholar in Law, Economics, and Entrepreneurship, Yale Law School
  • Moderator: Hon. Carlos T. Bea, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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