Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

Competition partners foresee greater scrutiny of e-commerce and fintech deals

Latin American competition authorities refuse to be shaken by the covid-19 pandemic and are stepping up their scrutiny of the region’s fast-growing e-commerce and digital banking sectors, said speakers at a Latin Lawyer webinar earlier this week.

25 November 2021

Brolio Gonçalves nabs Veirano partner

Brolio Gonçalves Advogados has boosted its competition and compliance practices by hiring a partner from Brazilian Elite firm Veirano Advogados.

16 November 2021

Ecuador issues largest-ever gun-jumping fine

Ecuador’s competition authority has fined the conglomerate Sia Products over €2 million (US$2.6 million) for failing to notify the establishment of a new trust that gave it majority control over a paper products maker, marking the largest sanction the enforcer has ever imposed for gun-jumping.

12 November 2021

Carey promotes four to partner

Chilean Elite firm Carey has promoted four senior associates to partner, adding firepower to its M&A, banking and finance, capital markets, energy and antitrust groups.

09 November 2021

US firm Rimon expands in Colombia

Rimon Law has expanded its Bogotá office by hiring three partners and a group of associates from recognised Colombian competition outfit Ibarra Abogados, rebranding to Ibarra-Rimon with the move.

05 November 2021

Chile conditionally approves LATAM-Delta joint venture

Chile’s competition tribunal has greenlit a trans-American joint venture between Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines, conditioned on behavioural measures intended to prevent information exchange and potential price increases.

03 November 2021

Galicia promotes three in Mexico

Galicia Abogados has announced the promotion of two lawyers to partner and another to counsel, just days after the firm elected its new management.

26 October 2021

CADE calls for remedies in controversial car rental tie-up

Brazil’s competition enforcer has asked its internal tribunal to impose structural and behavioural remedies on a merger between the country's two largest rental car providers to prevent the combined company from oversaturating the market.

13 September 2021

Prieto adds two counsel

Chilean Latin Lawyer 250 firm Prieto has boosted its tax, regulatory and antitrust practices by promoting two lawyers to counsel.

10 September 2021

Argentina hits AB Inbev subsidiary with competition abuse fine

Argentina’s competition enforcer has fined an Anheuser-Busch Inbev subsidiary €1.3 million (US$1.5 million) as part of its first-ever decision to penalise exclusivity provisions created through the use of loyalty discounts.

09 September 2021

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