MEXICO CITY – July 07, 2015 – International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is pleased to announce that leading competition lawyer Miguel Flores Bernés, a former Commissioner of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission, has joined the firm’s Mexico City office as a shareholder in the Antitrust, Telecommunications and Competition Practice Group.
Flores Bernés, has experience with the full range of Mexican and multinational competition law, including merger control, market dominance, cartel conduct, investigations, sector inquiries, compliance and regulatory matters. He also has extensive experience in the telecommunications and broadcasting industries.
“Miguel is an exceptionally talented lawyer with a long track record of working at the highest levels to improve the regulatory framework in Mexico,” said Juan Manuel González Bernal, a Shareholder in the Mexico City office. “His arrival promises to provide our clients unsurpassed insights about the regulatory environment in which they operate.”
“We are delighted that Miguel has joined Greenberg Traurig. As a former Commissioner of the Federal Competition Commission, Miguel has been at the forefront of Mexico’s constitutional reforms related to competition,” added José Raz Guzmán, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office. “His vast experience handling all aspects of competition enforcement and regulation matters, as well as antitrust issues, will strengthen the depth of our firm’s competition capabilities in Mexico and across our global network. We look forward to continuing to provide clients with the highest standards of client service.”
Flores Bernés is Chair of the Mexican Bar Association’s Anti-Trust/Competition law section. He also serves as Vice-President of the Mexican Competition Committee for the International Chamber of Commerce.
Flores Bernés served as Commissioner of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission from 2006 to 2013, based on an appointment by the Mexican President. During his tenure at the Commission, Flores Bernés was responsible for the analysis and administrative decisions of various cases in connection with mergers and acquisitions, abuse of dominance and cartel conduct. Thirty percent of all cases heard before the Commission during his tenure were related to the telecommunications and broadcasting industries. Flores Bernés previously served as General Coordinator of Regulatory Impact Analysis for the Federal Commission on Regulatory Improvement. In addition, he was Director General of International and Business Affairs to the Office of the President of Mexico (Public Policy) and also served as Deputy Director General of Foreign Investment at the Mexican Ministry of Economy.
Flores Bernés received a law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho and an LL.M. degree in International Economic Law (with distinction) from the University of Warwick.
“Miguel is a welcome addition to our Mexico City office and our Latin American team. His regulatory experience serving in key Mexican administration posts will enhance our competition offering in Mexico and across the Latin American region, ultimately providing our clients with unparalleled insight into competition matters,” concluded Yosbel Ibarra, Shareholder and Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Latin American and Iberian Practice Group.
Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office includes a team of 50+ lawyers and is an integral part of the firm’s award-winning Latin American and Iberian Practice, offering clients closely integrated legal advice. Flores Bernés joins a group of multilingual, dual-licensed attorneys at Greenberg Traurig.
Greenberg Traurig’s Latin American and Iberian Practice recently received the “Corporate/M&A Law Firm of the Year – International Counsel in Latin America” award at the sixth-annual Chambers and Partners Latin America Awards for Excellence ceremony. The firm also was a finalist in the “Law Firm of the Year” award in the Corporate & Finance – Florida-based (International Counsel in Latin America) category.