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Argentina’s new antitrust regime remains in limbo, local lawyers say
Argentina’s new antitrust regime remains in limbo, local lawyers say

Argentina’s new antitrust regime remains in limbo, local lawyers say

28 May 2020

Local lawyers have said antitrust enforcement in Argentina remains stagnant despite the competition authority appointing two new commissioners to resume its decision-making quorum for the first time in months.

Ex-Stocche Forbes and Pereira Neto partners open white-collar and antitrust firm
Ex-Stocche Forbes and Pereira Neto partners open white-collar and antitrust firm

Ex-Stocche Forbes and Pereira Neto partners open white-collar and antitrust firm

27 May 2020

Two partners have left Stocche Forbes Advogados and Pereira Neto | Macedo Advogados to set up a firm focused on white-collar crime and antitrust law in São Paulo.

CMS Grau
CMS Grau

CMS Grau

20 May 2020

Premier firm with new global platform

Chile opens in-depth probe into EssilorLuxottica/GrandVision deal
Chile opens in-depth probe into EssilorLuxottica/GrandVision deal

Chile opens in-depth probe into EssilorLuxottica/GrandVision deal

15 May 2020

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has launched an in-depth investigation into EssilorLuxottica’s proposed €7.1 billion (US$7.7 billion) acquisition of global eyecare retailer GrandVision.

Latin Lawyer 250 2020 - Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados - Antitrust & competition
Latin Lawyer 250 2020 - Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados - Antitrust & competition

Latin Lawyer 250 2020 - Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados - Antitrust & competition

14 May 2020

Key partners: Paulo Casagrande, who accumulates knowhow and market respect, joined the firm in late 2019 from Stocche Forbes Advogados and now heads the antitrust practice. Tulio Coelho assists the team as of counsel after becoming chairman of the special commission for the Defence of Competition of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association. Former Baker McKenzie global head of antitrust Francisco Todorov left the firm in 2019. Partner Adriana Gianni followed Todorov to Tauil & Chequer Advogados. 

Baker McKenzie (Colombia)
Baker McKenzie (Colombia)

Baker McKenzie (Colombia)

12 May 2020

International name with deep local roots

CADE approves Japanese paper buy in Brazil
CADE approves Japanese paper buy in Brazil

CADE approves Japanese paper buy in Brazil

05 May 2020

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Japanese manufacturer Daio Paper and Japanese trading company Marubeni obtain antitrust clearance for their joint acquisition of Brazilian paper producer Santher.

Ecuador adopts expedited merger protocol amid covid-19 woes
Ecuador adopts expedited merger protocol amid covid-19 woes

Ecuador adopts expedited merger protocol amid covid-19 woes

29 April 2020

Ecuador’s antitrust authority has adopted a fast-track merger notification procedure in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated the country’s economy.

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International
Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International

23 April 2020

Top-tier corporate powerhouse

Latin Lawyer 250 2020 - Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch & Barreto Advogados - Antitrust & competition
Latin Lawyer 250 2020 - Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch & Barreto Advogados - Antitrust & competition

Latin Lawyer 250 2020 - Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch & Barreto Advogados - Antitrust & competition

23 April 2020

Key partners: Joyce Honda, who has developed her career at this firm and focuses exclusively on CADE matters, and Ricardo Gaillard, who has experience working for a global firm. Both jointly lead the practice.