Antitrust & competition

Bayer/Monsanto pushes forward in Brazil

Brazil’s competition enforcer has cleared Bayer’s US$66 billion takeover of Monsanto on condition that Bayer divests key business areas and that the merged agricultural company continues licensing products to third parties – even as critics in the US and EU urge that the deal be blocked.

Argentina fines pharmacy organisations for collusion

Argentina’s National Commission for the Defence of Competition (CNDC) has fined three pharmacy organisations a total of about 6.5 million pesos (US$325,390 dollars) for price cartelisation, restrictive advertising practices and anticompetitively regulating operating hours.

Break with the past

Economist Luis de la Calle, a former negotiator for Mexico in bilateral and regional multilateral trade agreements, discusses the impact recent legislative reforms, as well as President Donald Trump’s push to rewrite NAFTA, have had on Mexican antitrust enforcement

Leading by example

Lulu Rumsey talks to Nicole Nehme, co-founder of Chilean firm FerradaNehme and winner of Latin Lawyer’s Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award, about building a successful firm from scratch and why it is important for law firms to institutionalise


Insight

Reference

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Construction

Chile

Alfonso Reymond Larraín and Rodrigo Riquelme Yanez

Reymond & Cía

Brazil

Fernando Marcondes, Ricardo Medina Salla, Marlon Shigueru Ushiro Ieiri, Adriana Regina Sarra de Deus and Juliana Yumi Shiina Morato

LO Baptista

Guides

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment Second Edition

Introduction

Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press

Hogan Lovells

Foreword

Anthony S Harrington

Albright Stonebridge Group

Firms that practice in this area

These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250

Events

Events

Latin Lawyer 8th Annual M&A Mexico

Events

Latin Lawyer 12th Annual Charity Awards Ceremony