On October 7, 2022, the Investigative Authority[1] of the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (“IFETEL”) published in the Official Federal Gazette (the “Gazette”) the opening of an investigation for possible relative monopolistic practices (i.e., vertical restraints) in the mobile device’s app stores and related markets within Mexico (“IFETEL’s Investigation”), due to a claim filed by an undisclosed party. IFETEL’s Investigation was launched on September 29, 2022. 
[1] The Division within IFETEL in charged of opening and carrying the investigations followed pursuant to the Federal Economic Competition Law (the “FECL”) in the telecommunication and broadcasting sectors, which can lead to the opening of a procedure carried in IFETEL and are ruled by IFETEL’s Plenum.  

Professional Related: Carlos Orcí , Francisco Fuentes Ostos , Patricio Rivas