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Greenberg Traurig’s Gregory J. Casas Speaks on Improving Competition Conditions in Mexico at U.S.-Mexico Bar Association Annual Meeting

AUSTIN, Texas –  Oct. 1, 2014 – Gregory J. Casas, a shareholder with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, spoke at the  U.S.-Mexico Bar Association (USMBA) Annual Meeting on a panel entitled, “Improving Competition Conditions in Mexico,” Oct. 1 at the J.W Marriott in Mexico City, Mexico.

Casas participated in an antitrust panel that addressed Mexico’s newly amended and emboldened competition laws, as well as the cross-border opportunities and challenges that go along with the updating of these laws. The panel discussed in detail the new powers of the Federal Economic Competition Commission and the actions it has taken this year to interpret and enforce the newly amended laws and policies. Specific cross-border issues that were discussed included the reach of Mexico’s laws into the United States, the possibility for cooperation between U.S. and Mexican regulators, and the need for multi-national corporations in Mexico to begin ensuring that their business activities comport with Mexico’s new laws. Joining Casas on the Panel was the Honorable Lcda. Alejandra Palacios, Head of the Federal Economic Competition Commission.

According to its website, the USMBA is a unique, bi-national Bar Association made up of attorneys from both Mexico and the United States. The USMBA's goals are to provide continuing legal education, service as a forum to discuss cross-border legal issues and foster understanding and cooperation among legal professionals from both nations.

Casas focuses his practice on antitrust, complex business litigation, and energy and natural resources law. His antitrust and complex business litigation practices are international in scope. His antitrust practice includes litigating price-fixing, bid-rigging, market allocation claims and providing counseling for DOJ/FTC investigations, joint venture formation, mergers and acquisitions, pricing plans, and other contractual relationships. Casas has counseled numerous clients, both in the United States and internationally, with regard to Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and related Second Requests. Casas has an international practice that includes arbitration and other dispute resolution procedures in Latin America, Europe and Africa.

Greenberg Traurig’s Antitrust & Trade Regulation Group advises hundreds of clients every year. The firm has broad experience in handling Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger filings; analyzing and defending mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; advising on business conduct; defending companies that are investigated by the Federal Trade Commission, Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice or State Attorneys General; and litigating when necessary. Many of Greenberg Traurig’s attorneys have worked for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission or state attorneys general, so they understand various governmental bodies’ approaches to antitrust matters.