Gerardo Calderon

Gerardo Calderon-Villegas

Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.


Gerardo Calderon is currently an associate in Baker McKenzie’s Antitrust Practice Group in Mexico City. Previously, he worked in the Firm's Washington, DC office where he was involved in antitrust and compliance matters. Mr. Calderon focuses his practice on competition and antitrust law, and has been ranked as a leading practitioner by Chambers Latin America (2011-2017), Mr. Calderon has also been ranked in other publications such as Legal 500 as a leader in this field. Mr. Calderon serves as a non-governmental advisor for the Mexican Economic Competition Commission before the International Competition Network. He is a former professor of economic competition law with the Universidad Panamericana of Mexico City and has been invited professor of anti-corruption matters in this law school. In addition, he has been invited lecturer at IPADE Business School and La Salle University.

Mr. Calderon also has extensive experience in handling compliance and anticorruption matters. He represented the Mexican Government as part of the delegation in charge of drafting the ISO 37001:2016 Anticorruption Management System.

Practice Focus

Mr. Calderon's main areas of practice are competition/antitrust litigation and counseling, administrative litigation and constitutional trials (amparo). He advises and represents clients in proceedings before the Mexican antitrust authority, including analyzing and drafting pre-merger filings; integration or defense of litigation cases alleging monopolistic practices or illegal concentrations; and obtaining favorable opinions to participate in public bidding processes, among others.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented client in proceedings to declare the existence of substantial market power held by dominant firms in several telecommunications markets.
  • Represented client against a major mobile services provider in connection with the performance of relative monopolistic practices.
  • Represented a major player in the market of games and draws offered in Mexico in relation to alleged refusal to deal case.
  • Represented clients in high profile merger control process, involving in-depth review by the Mexican Competition Commission.
  • Advised leading pharmaceutical companies in evaluating distribution issues.
  • Advised consumer goods companies in developing antitrust compliance programs.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • National Association of Corporate Lawyers - Member


  • Mexico (2005)


  • Universidad Panamericana (2005)


  • English
  • Spanish

Previous Offices

  • Washington, DC


Author, "OTT are Ubers and ECS are Taxis. Or Not?," CPI Antitrust Chronicle, November 2016

Author, "Comments on the New Mexican Competition Law," CPI Antitrust Chronicle, July 2014

Author, "Cambios que fortalecen la política de competencia en México" (Changes strengthening competition policy in Mexico), Abogado Corporativo Magazine, July 2014


Speaker, New Antitrust and Telecommunications Framework: Relevance for Companies in Decision Making, IPADE, Mexico City, Mexico, 2015

Speaker, Doing Business in Mexico in a New Compliance Environment, Mexico-Japan Desk Baker & McKenzie, Aguascalientes and Irapuato, Mexico, 2014