J orge Kargl Pavía



Jorge specializes in the areas of antitrust and competition, and of telecommunications, media and technology (TMT). He regularly represents clients in all industries and with a special focus on 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 actions (amparo) before Federal Courts. In the TMT sector, he assists clients in the telecom, broadcasting, satellite, entertainment, automotive, e-commerce and OTT industries regarding Mexican TMT 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; participating in the first two court precedents in Mexico involving a jurisdictional conflict in telecom-related cases between COFECE and the IFT; and successfully representing Delta Air Lines in a landmark amparo action against COFECE’s first-ever application of the essential facilities doctrine in Mexico.

Jorge is ranked in the field of competition and antitrust by Chambers and Partners, Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500, Global Competition Review (GCR) and Euromoney’s Legal Media Guides and in TMT by The Legal 500. 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”.

Jorge 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 2017. 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.

During 2015 and 2016, Jorge worked as an associate in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s antitrust, competition and trade practice group in Brussels, Belgium.

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 “E-Commerce Competition Enforcement Guide” in 2019; “El papel de las autoridades en materia de competencia frente a la regulación de insumos esenciales en mercados regulados: el caso del Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México y del Sistema Ferroviario Mexicano”, published by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú’s “Foro Jurídico” in 2018; “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; “Jurisdiction of Antitrust Authorities in Mexico: The case of the Nokia / Alcatel-Lucent merger”, published by Euromoney’s Expert Guides in 2016.