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Antitrust & competition

Superintendent of Venezuelan antitrust authority resigns
Superintendent of Venezuelan antitrust authority resigns

Superintendent of Venezuelan antitrust authority resigns

11 October 2000

The resignation of Ignacio De León from Procompetencia (Superintendency for the Promotion and Protection of Free Competition) became effective as of October 11, 2000.

New rules for competition
New rules for competition

New rules for competition

03 September 2000

On September 3 a decree was passed that will open up land line telephony services in Argentina to competition on November 9, 2000.

All change for Indecopi
All change for Indecopi

All change for Indecopi

30 August 2000

August 30 saw the resignation of Ms Beatriz Boza from her post as the president of the Peruvian National Institute for the Defence of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi).

Decision on competition matters
Decision on competition matters

Decision on competition matters

14 August 2000

On August 14, 2000 the Comisión de Defensa de la Competencia issued a decision that has finally clarified who must file the petition for approval of a merger or acquisition in Argentina.

Provisional Measure (Medida Provisoria) No. 2,055, of 11 August 2000.
Provisional Measure (Medida Provisoria) No. 2,055, of 11 August 2000.

Provisional Measure (Medida Provisoria) No. 2,055, of 11 August 2000.

11 August 2000

The Provisional Measure which introduces important alterations to Law No. 8,884, of June 11, 1999 (Law 8,884/94 / the Antitrust Law).

Acquisition of Aguas Cordillera by Emos approved
Acquisition of Aguas Cordillera by Emos approved

Acquisition of Aguas Cordillera by Emos approved

20 July 2000

On July 20 the Antitrust Commission approved the sale of Aguas Cordillera, the waterworks subsidiary of Enersis, itself a subsidiary of Spain's Endesa, to Emos for US$185 million.

Emergency Bill comes into force on July 16
Emergency Bill comes into force on July 16

Emergency Bill comes into force on July 16

16 July 2000

Act No 17.243 approved by the Executive on June 29, 2000 covers a wide range of topics including investment promotions, tax, antitrust, labour, company, administrative, public, criminal, mutual funds.

New head, office for Brazilian authority
New head, office for Brazilian authority

New head, office for Brazilian authority

05 July 2000

The international journal of competition policy and regulation, Global Competition Review reports that Brazil's antitrust authority, the Economic Defence Administration Council (CADE), reconvened on July 5 with a new president, three new counsellors and a new address.

Doubt lingers over Brazilian antitrust authority presidency
Doubt lingers over Brazilian antitrust authority presidency

Doubt lingers over Brazilian antitrust authority presidency

13 May 2000

Continuing uncertainty continues to surround the appointment of the next president of the Brazil's principal antitrust authority, CADE, reports the international journal of competition policy and regulation, Global Competition Review.

Two out of five for Competition Regulator
Two out of five for Competition Regulator

Two out of five for Competition Regulator

01 May 2000

'Rating the Regulators' survey conducted by Global Competition Review finds pattern of dissatisfaction with the Comisión Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia across the six key areas surveyed.