Víctor Manuel Frías Garcés

Víctor Manuel Frías Garcés

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Víctor Manuel Frías Garcés focuses his practice on business and competition law. He has been recognized as one of the key competition and antitrust lawyers in Mexico by Chambers Latin America. Víctor has represented clients in numerous investigations that were carried out by the Competition Commission in Mexico in the pharmaceutical, cement, compressors, ODDs, LCDs, CRTs, and travelling services markets.

Víctor has also been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the leading lawyers in information technology. He represents clients in various industries, including computer software, hardware, information services, pharmaceuticals, product manufacturing, real estate developers and retailing.

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Competenze

Esperienze Professionali

  • Advised Mexican and foreign companies in several cartel and vertical restraints and merger control processes, and has published articles in this field.°
  •  Representation of one of the main hermetic compressors manufacturers in the investigation triggered by the Competition Commission into that market, including appeals before newly created Federal specialized Circuit Courts in telecommunications and competition matters having to do with the interaction between the 1992 Competition Law and the 2013 amendment to the Mexican Constitution.°
  • Since the enactment of the 1992 Competition Law, has notified national and international mergers and concentrations before the Competition Commission, and has negotiated conditions to facilitate the approval of transactions resulting in high concentration indexes in different markets.°
  • Requested the triggering of investigations into different markets by the Competition Commission due to unjustified vertical restraints or cartel activities and represented clients in ex-officio investigations triggered by the Commission into the medicines, cement, travelling services, CRTs, ODDs, LCDs, among other markets.°
  • Regularly advised international companies on its commercial and marketing activities to facilitate compliance with competition and anti-unfair competition regulations.°

  • Representation of investment funds in their acquisition of Mexican companies and the structuring of exit strategies, and, in coordination with the Firm's litigation group, has also recovered investments through Mexican Courts.°

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

  • Professor, Universidad Iberoamericana, Contracts and Corporations, 2002-2015
  • In conjunction with the Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos (“CMDPDH”) or the Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights, Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City pro bono team represented a Salvadorian family seeking refugee status in a litigation against the procedural decision issued by the Comisión Mexicana de Ayuda a Refugiados (“COMAR”) or the Mexican Commission for Refugee Aid. The procedural decision indefinitely suspended interview applications for refugee status and the issuance of resolutions, which are essential phases in the Procedimiento de Reconocimiento de la Condición de Refugiado (“PRCR”) or the Procedure for the Recognition of Refugee Status. The judge ruled in the family’s favor and found the contested procedural decision unconstitutional for leaving asylum seekers and detained individuals in a state of legal uncertainty in Mexico.

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Listed, Chambers Latin America, "Leading Individual in Competition/Antitrust Matters in Mexico," 2011-2019
  • Listed, Who’s Who Legal, "Leading Telecommunications and Regulation in Mexico," 2015

Formazione

Formazione
  • Law Degree, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico, 1995
  • Postgraduate degree, Tax, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico, 1999
  • LL.M., University of Chicago Law School, 2000
Abilitazioni
  • Mexico
Lingue
  • Spagnolo, Madrelingua
  • Inglese, Fluente