José Ángel Santiago Ábrego obtained his law degree from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), where he was awarded with a special mention.
Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the public sector where he held offices in the Mexican Federal Competition Commission and in the General Direction of Juridical Affairs of the Executive Secretariat of the Mexican Security System. As part of his work in both entities, he participated in the elaboration and negotiation of constitutional and legal amendments.
He became partner of Valdes Abascal Abogados, SC in January 2013.
He has been professor at Universidad Panamericana Law School, in both the competition and antitrust seminar and in the master’s degree in economic law. Likewise, he has been invited to hold the chair as amparo professor at ITAM.
He is co-author of two books regarding antitrust and telecommunications law, and is vice coordinator of the Competition Law Committee of the ANADE.
He is ranked as leading lawyer on competition and antitrust in Mexico by Chambers & Partners.