Miguel Angel De Dios

De Dios & Goyena (Buenos Aires)
Lawyer (Partner)

Miguel Angel De Dios is an Attorney at Law who received his degree with honours from the University of Buenos Aires (1985) he received his Master of Laws at the University of Miami (1990). He is admitted to practice law in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1986), as well as in the state of New York, USA (1991). Mr De Dios has developed his legal experience in different Argentine and foreign law firms. While he resided in the US from 1987 to 1992, he worked as an Attorney at Law in Miami and New York. He was a partner at Le Pera & Lessa law firm from 1992 to 2001. During 2000 and 2001 he has been the senior legal advisor to the Secretariat of Competition, Fare Trade and Consumer Affairs. In this capacity he has participated into the major concentration and investigation cases of the agency and was entrusted with the draft of the implementing Presidential Decree 89/2001 of the Argentine Competition Law and other related implementing legislation for concentration cases. Since 2002 to present Mr. De Dios has been a founding partner of De Dios & Goyena, law office. His areas of practice are Corporate Law, Fair Trade and Competition Matters. He has provided legal advice to companies such us, Sara Lee Corporation, The Washington Post, Comcast, Michelin, Groupe Danone, Pan-American Energy, Pluspetrol, Andrade Gutierrez, Edilnord Group, Faurecia (Peugeot), Lafarge, Arvin Meritor, Emcom Technologies, Grupo Clarin, Omint, W (Telecom Argentina) etc. Among others, Mr. De Dios was in charge as counsel of records of the following cases, Cablevision-Multicanal (Grupo Clarin) and Fox International Channel – Utilisima, television industry; Omint- Consolidar Salud (BBVA) health care providers;, Pluspetrol Resources Corporation N.V- Petro Andina Resources, oil and gas industry;, Faurecia (Groupe Peugeot), auto parts market;, Etex-Lafarge, construction supplier industry;, Boldt-Ciccone, high security printing industry;, Sony Corporation of America-Emi Melograf, music publishing business. As regards his academic experience, he has been visitor professor in prestigious universities such as the Oxford University, Saint Antony College. He is a faculty member of Southwestern University in California, USA and in the Universidad Católica de San Pablo, Brasil. He was under-director of the Graduate Department of the University of Buenos Aires Law School where he also taught international business transactions and business associations courses as an adjunct professor. He is currently teaching Competition Law at the University of Buenos Aires and Business Transactions at Universidad del Salvador law schools respectively. He has published several articles in different national and international legal magazines about Competition Law. The most recent publications are: Southwestern Law Review, “Antitrust report on Argentina” (Fall 2008); the chapter of Argentina of Global Competition Review in “Antitrust of the Americas” (2008, 2009 and 2010); the chapter of Argentina of “Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency” (2010, 2011 and 2012) and the chapter of Argentina of “Private Antitrust Litigation” (2011, 2012 and 2013). He is an active member of the Latin American Committee and the Competition Committee of the International Bar Association.

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Miguel Angel De Dios The Argentinian Commission for the Defense of Competition launches an investigation on the food, cleaning and clothing and related consumer goods in large superficies, raw material and other supplies for the industries, construction materials and related supplies for the construction industry, pharmaceuticals and health service markets

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The National Commission for the Defense of Competition (CNDC), as the acting administrative agency in charge of competition matters in Argentina, has initiated certain market investigations during the last month of February . As we have reported in previous instances, the Argentine Government (...)

Miguel Angel De Dios The Argentinean Federal Court of Appeals confirms fines against cartel’s members in the sector of liquid and gas oxygen used for medical purposes (Air Liquid, Messer Argentina, Praxair, AGA, Indura)

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The Civil and Federal Court of Appeals of the City of Buenos Aires (FCA), 3rd Division, has confirmed a cartel investigation and the sanctioning imposed by the Argentine National Commission for Defense of Competition (CNDC) against certain key players in the field of liquid and gas oxygen used (...)

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