Miguel Flores Bernés

Miguel Flores Bernés

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Miguel Flores Bernés focuses his practice on antitrust and competition issues affecting clients in various industries, including government merger review, investigations of alleged anticompetitive conduct, litigation and counseling. He regularly represents clients before the two Mexican competition authorities: Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica and Instituto Federal de las Telecomunicaciones, and designed and implemented antitrust/competition compliance programs for clients in Mexico.

Prior to joining the firm, Miguel was a partner dedicated to antitrust and competition matters in RRH Consultores, S.C. and a Commissioner in the Federal Competition Commission. As a Commissioner, he was involved with a variety of issues such as the application of antitrust/competition law to airlines, energy and telecommunications industries, as well as in the development of the Mexican leniency program and criminal enforcement of antitrust/competition matters.

Before he joined the Federal Competition Commission, he was legal advisor to the Office of the President of Mexico and an economic regulation expert in the Mexican Ministry of Economy. He also was part of a group of investment and services experts that negotiated Free Trade Agreements and Bilateral Investment Treaties with the European Union, Japan, Singapore, Israel, Chile, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Iceland, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, and in different international organizations such as the World Trade Organization and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Concentrations

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures
  • Government investigations
  • Counseling and compliance
  • Antitrust/Competition litigation
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Expertise

Erfahrung

  • Advised the Association of Mexican Avocado Exporters in obtaining an early closing of an antitrust/competition investigation related to an alleged abuse of dominance position.°
  • Advised the Association of the Automotive Industry on antitrust compliance efforts.°
  • Represented Grupo Lauman/El Financiero on antitrust/competition clearance to participate in the first Open to Air TV license tender in the history of Mexico.°
  • Advised the Association of Steel Producers on antitrust compliance efforts.°
  • Advised the largest producer of salt in Mexico on antitrust compliance efforts.°
  • Advised one of the most important Mexican financial groups on antitrust/competition matters related to changes on its Board of Directors.°
  • Advised the Association of Mexican Railroads on regulatory and competition matters related to proposed changes to the Mexican Rail Regulation.°
  • Acted as Vice-President of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Competition Commission, Chapter Mexico. In charge of the Spanish translation and presentation in Latin America of the “Antitrust Compliance Toolkit” of the ICC.°
  • Founder of the first blog dedicated entirely to the analysis of Competition Policy and Law in Mexico.°
  • Provided legal advice as Director General for International and Business Affairs to the Chief of the Office of the President of Mexico (Public Policy) on International Economic Law and Corporate Law issues, 2003-2004.°
  • Analyzed and evaluated the cost and benefits of proposed and existing economic regulation. Conducted the international relations of the Commission, Federal Commission on Regulatory Improvement, 2005-2006.°
  • One of five members of the Commission at the Federal Competition Commission. Appointed by the President of Mexico.Participated in the analysis and administrative decisions taken from May 2006, to September 2013, in cases relating to mergers and acquisitions abuse of dominance and cartel conduct (Price-fixing, bid-rigging, etc.), 2006-2013.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Flores Bernés prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

  • Commissioner, Federal Competition Commission, 2006-2013
  • General Coordinator, Federal Commission on Regulatory Improvement, Regulatory Impact Analysis, 2005-2006
  • Director General, Office of the President of Mexico, International and Business Affairs, 2003-2004
  • Deputy Director General, Ministry or Economy, Directorate General for Foreign Investment, 1997-2002
    • Chief of Staff, Directorate General for Foreign Investment, 1995-1996
  • Of Counsel, RRH Consultores, S.C., 2013-2015
  • Lawyer, Aurrerá, S.A. de C.V., 1993-1995
  • Partner, Acosta, Altamirano y Flores, S. C., 1992-1993

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Listed, Chambers Latin America, Competition/Antitrust - Mexico, 2020 
  • Listed, Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo, A. C. (CIDAC), Essay Contest Winner on recovery of damages derived from antitrust/competition offenses in Mexico, 2013
  • Chair, Mexican Bar Association, Antitrust/Competition Section, 2015
  • Vice-President, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Competition Commission, Mexico Chapter, 2013

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung
  • Ph.D. candidate, Antitrust/Competition Law, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2013
  • LL.M., International Economic Law, with distinction, University of Warwick, 1997
  • Law Degree, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico, 1992
Zulassung
  • Mexico
Sprache
  • Spanisch, Native
  • Englisch, Fluent