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Mexico sanctions medical services cartel
Mexico sanctions medical services cartel

Mexico sanctions medical services cartel

06 August 2020

Mexico’s competition enforcer has fined seven diagnostic equipment makers and 14 employees a reported €23.9 million (US$28.3 million) for rigging bids to provide the country’s national health service with lab studies and blood bank services.

Jáuregui y Del Valle, SC
Jáuregui y Del Valle, SC

Jáuregui y Del Valle, SC

06 August 2020

Multi-disciplinary firm with strength in tax

Brazilian and Chilean firms in Hitachi-ABB US$6.85 billion power deal
Brazilian and Chilean firms in Hitachi-ABB US$6.85 billion power deal

Brazilian and Chilean firms in Hitachi-ABB US$6.85 billion power deal

05 August 2020

Baker McKenzie LLP in London and Tokyo and Trench Rossi Watanabe in São Paulo have helped Japanese electronics giant Hitachi seal the Brazilian and Chilean stages of its US$6.85 billion acquisition of Swiss-Swedish company ABB’s power grid division.

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC
Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC

03 August 2020

Eminent dealmakers with strength in breadth

Santander venture to shake up credit card competition in Chile
Santander venture to shake up credit card competition in Chile

Santander venture to shake up credit card competition in Chile

31 July 2020

Guerrero Olivos has helped the Chilean branch of Spanish bank Santander incorporate a new credit card subsidiary, which aims to remodel the country’s existing payment processing system and challenge the long-standing market dominance of local credit card processor Transbank.

Mexico fines energy companies for gun jumping
Mexico fines energy companies for gun jumping

Mexico fines energy companies for gun jumping

27 July 2020

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has fined four energy companies – including BAS Projects Corporation – for notifying an acquisition nearly a year after it was completed.

Brazil's Motta Fernandes promotes three women to partner
Brazil's Motta Fernandes promotes three women to partner

Brazil's Motta Fernandes promotes three women to partner

20 July 2020

Motta Fernandes Advogados has increased the representation of women in its partnership by promoting three female lawyers to partner, strengthening its corporate, tax and competition practices.

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.