Elimination of violence against women

To commemorate the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women” on 25 November, our member firm Miranda & Amado organized a webinar around the topic of abuse, femicides and gender violence.

In this opportunity Carmen Kcomt, member of the American Bar Association and the Board of Directors of the Commission to help victims in the office of the California District Attorneys Association, gave us her reflections on this problem that does not let up. Likewise, Marlene Molero, co-founder and CEO of GenderLab, international consultant who today leads projects with IDB and WIPO and expert in gender equality, spoke to us about the advances and setbacks of this struggle.

Both speakers made us reflect and analyze the problem of violence against women and, show us some mechanisms of action to prevent and denounce these cases of violence in our countries.

MootComp 2020 organized by Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes

Busy days for MootComp, a contest in the field of antitrust and competition organized by our Mexican member firm Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C. MootComp, now in its fourth edition, seeks to provide law and economy students with a learning experience that is based on simulated a court hearings, case studies and interdisciplinary work.

The contest drew over 3oo participants in 65 groups this year, and can count on the participation of 89 coaches -all respected competition law experts- and the support of countless university and institutions.

Increasingly, there is an international dimension to MootComp, and Affinitas is delighted to see active participation of our member firms in Chile (Luis Eduardo Toro and Francisco Bórquez of Barros & Errázuriz), Colombia (Mauricio Jaramillo and Germán Cálvano of Gómez-Pinzón), and Peru (Enrique Felices, Omar Alvarado and Fiorella Zumaeta of Miranda & Amado).

The Competition and Antitrust team of Mijares is the driving force behind MootComp, ad we congratulate it leading partners Horacio de Uriarte, Pilar Mata, Francisco Fuentes and Carlos Orcí for their commitment and dedication to such a worthy initiative.

More information on MootComp and this year’s edition is available (in Spanish) on this website.