JORGE KARGL IS PARTNER IN THE MEXICO CITY OFFICE, WHERE HE SPECIALIZES IN ANTITRUST AND COMPETITION, AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.
PracticesAntitrust and Competition Telecommunications
IndustriesAviation Consumer Products Manufacturing and Industrial Media Telecommunications Transportation
Jorge specializes in the areas of antitrust and competition and in telecommunications, media and technology (TMT). He regularly represents clients in all industries, especially in TMT, in merger control filings, investigations and leniency applications before both the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) and the Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE), as well as in constitutional appeals (amparo) before Federal Courts.
In the TMT sector, he regularly assists clients in the telecom, broadcasting, satellite, entertainment, automotive, e-commerce and OTT industries regarding Mexican laws, regulations and authorizations.
Jorge has worked in some of the most innovative, high-profile and complex cases in Mexico, including advising AT&T in its acquisitions of DIRECTV, Nextel Mexico and Time Warner; advising Nokia Corporation and Alcatel-Lucent in Nokia’s acquisition of the latter; advising CommScope and ARRIS in CommsScope’s acquisition of ARRIS; advising Live Nation Entertainment in its acquisition of control over OCESA; advising Canadian Pacific Railway in its acquisition of Kansas City Southern; he has been involved in all court precedents in Mexico involving a jurisdictional conflict between COFECE and the IFT; and he successfully represented a foreign airline in a landmark amparo action against COFECE’s first-ever application of the essential facilities doctrine in Mexico.
Jorge is ranked as an expert in the field of competition and antitrust by Chambers and Partners, Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500, Global Competition Review (GCR), Euromoney’s Legal Media Guides and Best Lawyers, and in TMT by The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers. In 2019, Who’s Who Legal named him Latin America’s “Most Highly Regarded” non-partner in the field of competition, describing him as a “very clever, very diligent lawyer” who is “great on merger control remedies”.
He is a member of the Mexico’s Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa (ANADE) and international legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi (Salinas Martínez Chapter) and has co-authored several articles, the latest including: the “Mexico” chapter in Global Competition Review’s “Digital Markets Guide” in 2021; “Competencia Económica en Mercados Digitales: La Experiencia en México”, published by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú’s “Themis” in 2021; “VoIP Services in Mexico”, published by Lexology in 2021; “Essential Facilities and Primary Jurisdiction in Mexico”, published by Euromoney’s Expert Guides in 2019; “Mexico” chapter in Global Competition Review’s “E-Commerce Competition Enforcement Guide” in 2019; “The role of antitrust authorities in the regulation of essential facilities in regulated markets: the case of Mexico City’s International Airport and the Mexican Railway System” (Spanish), published by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú’s “Foro Jurídico” in 2018; the “Mexico” chapter in The Law Reviews’ “The Dominance and Monopolies Review” in 2015, 2016 and 2017; “Jurisdiction of Antitrust Authorities in Mexico, a follow-up: The case of AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner (the second precedent)”, published by Euromoney’s Expert Guides in 2017; the “Mexico” chapter in Global Competition Review’s “Immunity, Sanctions & Settlements” in 2016; and “Jurisdiction of Antitrust Authorities in Mexico: The case of the Nokia / Alcatel-Lucent merger”, published by Euromoney’s Expert Guides in 2016.
During 2015 and 2016, Jorge worked as an associate in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP’s antitrust, competition and trade practice group in Brussels, Belgium.
Jorge was born in Tuxtla Guiérrez, Chiapas, México. He received his law degree (JD) with honours from the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey in 2006, a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Public Law with honours from Mexico City’s Universidad Anahuac in 2013, and a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Information Technology Law from Mexico City’s INFOTEC in 2018. He has also taken post-graduate studies in economics and competition law at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and has a post-graduate diploma in Economic Regulation from the Mexican Federal Commission of Regulatory Improvement.