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’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.
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
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
Claudette M Christian and Joshua B Press
Anthony S Harrington
Albright Stonebridge Group
These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250