The Mexican Congress amends telecom legislation introducing significant changes in competition law

A. A brief background of the Constitutional Amendment to the Mexican Competition Regime. On March 11, 2013, the President of Mexico sent to Congress a very aggressive bill proposal to amend, inter alia, Article 28 of the Federal Mexican Constitution. Although it has been publicized as the “Telecom Amendment” its changes are at least equally important and aggressive in the competition arena. As a matter of fact, this constitutional amendment has brought uncertainty as to what the application of competition law will be like after 20 years of experience under the 1993 antitrust statute as amended in 2006 and 2011. The purpose of this note is to provide a brief insight into what the competition regime will look like after the constitutional amendment to Article 28 becomes entirely

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Luis Omar Guerrero Rodríguez, Alan Ramirez Casazza, The Mexican Congress amends telecom legislation introducing significant changes in competition law, 11 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 52502

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