WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 — Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico’s Minister of Economy, will be the keynote speaker at the American Bar Association’s fourth biennial Antitrust in the Americas conference June 1-2 in Mexico City, Mexico. The conference is co-sponsored by the Colegio de Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados and Brazil’s IBRAC.
Guajardo has overseen sweeping reforms to Mexico’s competition law and agencies that formed a capstone of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s economic reforms. As minister of economy, he will be a key figure in any renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Participants will include Alejandra Palacios, president of Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE); Esteban Greco, chairman of Argentina’s National Commission for the Defense of Competition; Felipe Irarrazabal, national economic prosecutor of Chile; Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo, commissioner of Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE); Brent Snyder, deputy assistant attorney general, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice; and Abbott Lipsky, acting director, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition.
ABA Antitrust in the Americas
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law
Thursday-Friday, June 1-2
Four Seasons Mexico
Paseo de la Reforma #500, Colonia Juarez
Mexico City, Mexico
The conference will include interactive discussions with experts from throughout the region on cutting-edge topics, including:
- Insights on cartel enforcement, bid rigging and lenience programs from cartel enforcers throughout the region;
- Merger enforcement developments, including the use of economics to guide enforcers’ decisions;
- The use of tools to address barriers in markets that do not necessarily have roots in traditional anticompetitive conduct;
- Antitrust enforcement in the telecommunications sector; and
- The views of both judges and enforcement officials from throughout the hemisphere.
Other conference speakers will include former FTC chairman and current corporate general counsel Deborah Platt Majoras; Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago; Maria Elena Estavillo Flores, commissioner, Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT), Mexico City; Jean Claude Tron Petit, magistrate, Fourth Administrative Court of the First Circuit, Mexico City; and Carlos Mena Labarthe, chief prosecutor, Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica, Mexico City.
A complete program and updated list of speakers can be found online.
There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Robert Robinson at 202-662-1097 or Robert.Robinson@americanbar.org.
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