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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.

Competition Comission approves supermarket acquisition
Competition Comission approves supermarket acquisition

Competition Comission approves supermarket acquisition

28 April 2000

On April 28 2000 the Comisión Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia approved, with a very minor condition, the acquisition of control by Logidis SAS (Promodes) of Supermercados Norte SA.

Three out of five for Competition Regulator
Three out of five for Competition Regulator

Three out of five for Competition Regulator

01 April 2000

'Rating the Regulators' survey conducted by Global Competition Review finds balance between dissatisfaction and satisfaction with the Economic Defence Administrative Council in the six key areas surveyed.

Coca-Cola hit by injunction in Chile
Coca-Cola hit by injunction in Chile

Coca-Cola hit by injunction in Chile

01 March 2000

Chilean regulators have imposed a 180 day injunction on Coca Cola, blocking the drinks giant from terminating a contract with Embotelladoras Chilenas Unidas SA (ECUSA). The Chilean Competition Bureau has begun a full investigation into Coke’s decision.

First legislation to establish a legal framework for franchises
First legislation to establish a legal framework for franchises

First legislation to establish a legal framework for franchises

07 January 2000

Resolution No. SPPLC-038-99 of July 9, 1999 came in to effect on January 7, 2000.