Ali serves clients in the full range of proceedings before competition authorities in Mexico and throughout Latin America, including complex merger filings and unilateral conduct and cartel investigations, with particular focus on cases such as major mergers requiring interaction with international law firms and economic consultants. He also advises clients on the interface between corporate strategy and competition legislation.
He was Executive Secretary at the Federal Competition Commission (CFC) from 2005 to 2013, where he was in charge of coordinating its technical staff and presenting all investigation, merger and regulated markets cases to the CFC’s board. Between 1996 and 2004, he was Advisor to the Head of the Economic Deregulation Unit of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and then Coordinator of Regulatory Impact Analysis at the Federal Regulatory Improvement Commission (Cofemer). From 1993 to 1996 he worked at the Mexican government’s NAFTA Office in Washington, DC. He has participated in diverse competition and regulatory reform projects with APEC, the World Bank and the governments of Korea and Uruguay.
He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University and a master’s degree in international science and technology policy from George Washington University.