The Mexican First Collegiate Tribunal recognises attorney-client privilege in the field of competition law

Mexican Court recognises attorney-client privilege in the field of competition law* In December 2016, a Mexican court Specialised in Competition (the First Collegiate Tribunal) recognised, for the first time in this field of law, the existence of the legal privilege as a protection of attorney-client communications. Ruling on an appeal against the dismissal of an “amparo” [1] application, the court ordered the admissibility review of such “amparo” application against the Federal Economic Competition Commission (“Cofece”, by its Spanish acronym) for the alleged misconduct of its representatives during a dawn raid. The ruling further established

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  • Ritch Mueller (Mexico City)

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Marta Loubet, The Mexican First Collegiate Tribunal recognises attorney-client privilege in the field of competition law, 8 December 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2016, Art. N° 83537

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