At BlackBox Startup Law we have forged a sound litigation practice, which is able to communicate complex, disruptive and innovative matters to traditional federal and state courts.
Our attorneys have a formidable track record of victories representing BlackBox’s clients in a wide array of matters, such as:
- Privacy investigations by Mexico’s National Data Privacy Institute (Instituto Nacional de Transparencia, Acceso a la Información y Protección de Datos Personales).
- Antitrust related proceedings before the Federal Competition Commission (Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica).
- Claims and arbitration procedures with the Consumer Protection Agency (Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor).
- Contractual and corporate disputes.
- Mexican Constitutional Rights Review Process (Amparo).
- labor lawsuits filed by former employees.
Consumer Protection Agency imposes millionaire fines to ride-sharing apps
On July 2018 Mexico’s Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO) imposed a millionaire fine to Easy Taxi (alongside with Cabify and UBER), for allegedly incurring in false advertising and violating consumer protection laws.
BlackBox’s litigators obtained a favorable ruling that annulled the Agency’s fine, from the Thirteenth Federal Administrative Court for Serious Penalties (Decimotercera Sala Regional Metropolitana y Auxiliar en Materia de Responsabilidades Administrativas Graves).
Mexico City launches new regulations for ride-sharing apps
On October 2018 the Mobility Agency of Mexico City (SEMOVI) issued regulations that required ride-hailing applications to purchase a standard taximeter for each of their cars (the “New Regulations”).
BlackBox, representing Cabify, prepared and filed a Constitutional Rights Review Process (Amparo) and obtained a favorable decree from Mexico’s Third Federal District Court. The aforesaid court ruled that the New Regulations would not be applicable to Cabify at all.