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Agreement of the Plenary on the suspension of legal deadlines for certain proceedings before COFECE.

Ciudad de México, 15 de junio de 2020.

 

El 12 de junio la Comisión Federal de Competencia (“COFECE”) publicó el “Acuerdo mediante el cual el Pleno resuelve que no correrán los plazos de algunos procedimientos tramitados ante la Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica” (“Quinto Acuerdo de Suspensión”).

El pleno de la COFECE acordó que del 15 al 30 de junio del 2020 no correrán los plazos ni términos de los procedimientos tramitados ante la COFECE, salvo los señalados en los siguientes puntos, por lo que la suspensión se levanta hasta el miércoles 1 de julio de 2020.

For COFECE the days will be working days and the facilities will be open at their usual hours, without prejudice to the sanitary measures that may be applicable and considered pertinent.

De conformidad al acuerdo, quedaron exentos diversos procedimientos:

  • Notification of concentrations and issuance of opinions or resolutions in the granting of licenses, concessions, permits and similar.
  • Formal opinion requests, Articles 104 to 109 of the Federal Antitrust Law ("FECL").
  • General guidelines, Article 110 of the LFCE.
  • Opinions provided for in Article 12 of the LFCE, Sections XII, XIII, XIV, XV and XVIII.
  • Consultas públicas, artículo 138 de la LFCE y 191 de las Disposiciones Regulatorias.
  • Procedure for the benefit of the reduction of penalties, Article 103 of the LFCE (Immunity Program).
  • Benefit of waiver or reduction of the amount of fines, articles 100 to 102 of the LFCE in connection with the presentation of commitments in cases of relative monopolistic practices or unlawful concentrations.
  • Stage subsequent to the conclusion of investigations for monopolistic practices or unlawful concentrations, in terms of Article 78 of the FECL.
  • The necessary formalities and proceedings to disclose the evidence for better provision that may have been ordered, as long as such disclosures only imply the presentation of documents.
  • In incidental or trial proceedings, the summons for pleadings, the deadlines to file pleadings, as well as the issuance of the agreement for the integration of the file.
  • The proceedings for the oral hearing provided for in Article 83, Section VI of the Law.
  • The deadlines for the Plenary to issue a resolution in any proceeding, provided that the file is already integrated, until the notification of the corresponding resolution.

Todas las promociones que se presenten en la COFECE sobre los procedimientos suspendidos se tendrán como presentadas a partir del miércoles 1 de julio de 2020.

The lawyers of the Antitrust area of the Firm are at your disposal to answer any questions regarding the content of this document.

 

A T T E N T A M E N T,

 

Amilcar Peredo

peredo@basham.com.mx

 

Fernanda Garza

fgarza@basham.com.mx

 

León Jiménez

ljimenez@basham.com.mx

 

Carmina Paredes
cparedes@basham.com.mx