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Antitrust & competition

Colombia fines football ticket cartel
Colombia fines football ticket cartel

Colombia fines football ticket cartel

13 July 2020

Colombia’s antitrust enforcer has fined the country’s football federation and two ticket retailers over €4 million (US$4.5 million) for a conspiracy that inflated the price of tickets by up to 350% for FIFA World Cup qualifying events.

Campos Mello hires of counsel as new antitrust head
Campos Mello hires of counsel as new antitrust head

Campos Mello hires of counsel as new antitrust head

07 July 2020

Campos Mello Advogados has formed a partnership with antitrust boutique Martorano Law, with the latter’s managing partner becoming of counsel and head of Campos Mello’s antitrust practice in São Paulo.

Mexican Supreme Court backs antitrust agency in energy dispute
Mexican Supreme Court backs antitrust agency in energy dispute

Mexican Supreme Court backs antitrust agency in energy dispute

06 July 2020

Mexico’s highest court has blocked an allegedly anticompetitive regulation that would effectively create a de facto monopoly over wholesale electricity distribution, after upholding a request by the country’s antitrust watchdog.

Brazil revokes suspension of WhatsApp payment deal
Brazil revokes suspension of WhatsApp payment deal

Brazil revokes suspension of WhatsApp payment deal

02 July 2020

Brazil’s competition enforcer has lifted its suspension of a deal between Facebook and the country’s largest card payment processor Cielo, a week after it issued an injunction to halt the already launched payment services system via WhatsApp.

Claro & Cía
Claro & Cía

Claro & Cía

26 June 2020

Transactional and disputes blue chip

Mexican enforcer picks fight with government over electricity rules
Mexican enforcer picks fight with government over electricity rules

Mexican enforcer picks fight with government over electricity rules

25 June 2020

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has urged the country’s highest court to block a government regulation that effectively grants the state-owned energy company a de facto monopoly over wholesale electricity distribution, warning that it violates the constitution and harms competition.

Appellate court overturns Colombia’s Uber ban
Appellate court overturns Colombia’s Uber ban

Appellate court overturns Colombia’s Uber ban

24 June 2020

An appellate court in Bogotá has overturned a decision by the Colombian competition authority that temporarily suspended Uber’s operations, finding that the enforcer relied on a flawed interpretation of the statute of limitations.

Mexico stalls bill to create new antitrust authority
Mexico stalls bill to create new antitrust authority

Mexico stalls bill to create new antitrust authority

17 June 2020

A Mexican lawmaker has postponed a proposal to unify the country’s competition enforcer with two other regulators after opposition lawmakers criticised the plan as a power grab.

DLA Piper (Argentina)
DLA Piper (Argentina)

DLA Piper (Argentina)

15 June 2020

Banking prestige with new global platform

Chile approves petrol station buy after failing-firm defence
Chile approves petrol station buy after failing-firm defence

Chile approves petrol station buy after failing-firm defence

12 June 2020

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has approved Copec’s acquisition of a local fuel station after the companies argued that it would otherwise go out of business because of the coronavirus pandemic.