Mexico City, January 15, 2021.


On January 15, 2021, the Federal Economic Competition Commission ("COFECE") published the ".Agreement whereby the Plenary resolved that the deadlines for certain proceedings processed by the before the Federal Antitrust Commission." ("Eighth Suspension Agreement").


The Plenary of the COFECE agreed that from January 18 to 29, 2021, the days will be working days but neither the deadlines nor the terms of the procedures processed before the COFECE will run, except for those indicated in the following points, so the suspension is lifted until Tuesday, February 2, 2021:

  • 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.
  • Public consultations, Article 138 of the LFCE.
  • 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.
  • Stage subsequent to the conclusion of the investigations carried out in terms of articles 94 and 96 of the LFCE.
  • 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 time periods for the Plenary to issue a resolution in any proceeding, as long as the file is already integrated, until the notification of the corresponding resolution. In the case of proceedings conducted in the form of a trial, the oral hearing provided for in Article 83, Section VI of the LFCE must have been held or, alternatively, the term to request such hearing must have elapsed.
  • The procedures for the interposition of means of constitutional control.


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.

All promotions filed with COFECE from January 18 to 29, 2021 related to the suspended proceedings will be considered as filed as of Tuesday, February 2, 2021.


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


Fernanda Garza


León Jiménez


Carmina Paredes