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Firm grounds for a new antitrust legal framework     
Written by Luis Monterrubio and Alejandrina García

On June 12, 2013 the amendments to article 28 of the Mexican Constitution entered into force. The new constitutional provision: (i) provides the Federal Competition Commission (FCC) with new, and more importantly, broader authority; (ii) provides that appeal for review will no longer be available, and (iii) that the only course of action available against the FCC’s resolutions will be an indirect amparo action for constitutional relief without the right to petition for stay of execution of government action, exception made in this case of resolutions providing for the imposition of penalties or orders for divestiture by the economic agents involved.

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