S ara Gutiérrez Ruiz de Chávez


Sara focuses her practice in specialized administrative and constitutional litigation, including appeals vs. inadequate regulation, policies or decisions, as well as investigation and processes mainly in regulated sectors in which technical expertise in economics and market operation provide a unique perspective for the defense strategy.

She has ample experience in antitrust litigation ranging from anticompetitive behavior to merger control and other antitrust law infringements. She has participated in many landmark cases that have paved the way for how constitutional and antitrust provisions are interpreted and applied in Mexico.

Sara is part of our ESG practice, with bast experience in assessing regulatory impact, as well as designing and executing litigation strategies aiding the promotion and protection of ESG standards, including renewable energy, energetic transition and sustainability; this in addition to the internalization of sustainability criteria in competition strategy.

Her experience in litigation provides a unique perspective in terms of preventive advise, including the implementation of commercial practices in accordance with the Mexican legal framework, and the development of internal compliance programs and other matters. She joined Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. in 2018 after more than 18 years of experience of being in private practice.

Sara has been recognized as a leading practitioner by specialized publications and rankings, including Legal 500 (Rising Star 2021), Chambers & Partners Latin America (Band 4) and Best Lawyers (Administrative Law-Competition and Antitrust Law). She is a non-governmental advisor for the Mexican Authority at the International Competition Network.

She has also been recognized by the Competition Authority for her investigation work “The Barriers to competition regime in Mexico: A complementary competition tool to achieve economic welfare” and has contributed to many antitrust related publications, most recently: “Public Competition Enforcement – Chapter Mexico” published by The Law Reviews (11, 12 and upcoming 13 editions), “Price Controls and Competition Law during COVID-19 in Latin America” and  “Competition Law in Latin America: A practical Guide” published by Wolters Kluwer.

Sara was born in Mexico City. She obtained her Law degree from the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City, and her Master´s degree in Economics for Competition Law from King’s College London.

She is fluent in English and Spanish.