COFECE’s Investigation Over Rail Cargo Transport in Mexico


Galicia Abogados advised Grupo México S.A.B. and Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes advised Union Pacific Railroad on the investigation

Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (Cofece) – the Mexican autonomous entity created in 2013 and based in the City of Mexico, which monitors, promotes and ensures competition and free market participation – closed the investigation over Rail cargo transportation Services in Mexico.

COFACE did not find any evidence of to sustain the allegations of distortion of competition.

Grupo Mexico SAB de CV mines, processes, and markets copper, silver, gold, molybdenum, lead, and zinc. The company, led by German Larrea Mota-Velasco, Xavier Garcia De Quevedo Topete and Alfredo Casar Perez, in 2017 recorded $10.2 Billion Revenues.

Union Pacific Corporation is a rail transportation company. The Company’s railroad hauls a variety of goods, including agricultural, automotive, and chemical products. The company, led by Lance M Fritz, James J Theisen and Robert M Knight Jr, in 2017 recorded $21 Billion Revenues.

Galicia Abogados successfully represented Grupo México S.A.B. on the investigation with Christian Lippert (Picture), Carlos Chávez, Gerardo Rodríguez, Ana Montesinos, Dubhé Sarmiento, Nicolás García Mingo and Adriana Peralta.

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes successfully advised Union Pacific Railroad with Francisco Fuentes Ostos and Pilar Mata Fernández.

Involved fees earner: Christian Lippert H. – Galicia Abogados, S.C; Carlos Chávez – Galicia Abogados, S.C; Gerardo Enrique Rodríguez Aguilar – Galicia Abogados, S.C; Ana Montesinos Rodríguez – Galicia Abogados, S.C; Dubhé Sarmiento – Galicia Abogados, S.C; Francisco Fuentes-Ostos – Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.; Pilar Mata Fernández – Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.;

Law Firms: Galicia Abogados, S.C; Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.;

Clients: Grupo Mexico SAB de CV; Union Pacific Corporation;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.