Carlos Mena-Labarthe is a partner of Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez in Mexico City. He is the co-head of the investigations and compliance practice in the firm. Before joining the firm, he served for 10 years at the Mexican competition authority where he was the first Chief Prosecutor (Investigative Authority). He was also head of cartel investigations and head of the planning, institutional and international relations unit and was the leader of many guidelines and processes at the Commission. He was also in charge of negotiating a new competition law with Congress in 2014.

He has co-authored eight books on competition and regulation and is a lecturer at ITAM University. He has been recognised as one of the best competition lawyers in the world by Global Competition Review.