Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

Avianca JV accused of breaching merger condition

Colombia’s competition enforcer has launched an investigation into whether the country’s largest airline and a local travel agency breached a merger condition after the authority conditionally approved their joint venture in 2018.

25 July 2022

Guardians of competitiveness

Delegates at LACCA Live São Paulo said GCs must now be even more proactive in anticipating market trends and potential risks to ensure their companies remain competitive during volatile periods.

11 July 2022

Pinheiro Neto makes rare counsel hire

Brazilian Elite firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados has hired a former CADE prosecutor as counsel in its antitrust team.

11 July 2022

Flor Bustamante hires antitrust partners in Ecuador

Ecuadorean firm Flor Bustamante Pizarro & Hurtado has established an antitrust department by incorporating a local firm, appointing two new partners with the move.

05 July 2022

Nader Hayaux appoints three of counsel

Nader, Hayaux & Goebel has hired a lawyer from fellow Mexican Elite firm González Calvillo, SC as of counsel and promoted two practitioners to the same position, bolstering its antitrust, banking and M&A practices.

18 May 2022

Ex-head of Costa Rica’s competition agency joins Alta Batalla

Costa Rican firm Alta Batalla has hired the former president of the local competition authority – COPROCOM – as senior counsel and co-head of its antitrust practice.

20 April 2022

Lefosse opens office in Brasília

Lefosse has hired a commissioner from Brazil’s competition agency CADE as partner in its newly opened Brasília office.

30 March 2022

CADE greenlights Sony-Globo music acquisition

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Brazilian conglomerate Globo get approval from competition regulator CADE for the US$254 million sale of its independent music subsidiary, Som Livre, to global entertainment giant Sony Music.

08 March 2022

Shell and Gerdau ink solar power JV in Brazil

Multinational oil giant Shell has instructed Lefosse to help it partner with Brazilian steelmaker Gerdau for the development of a solar farm in the state of Minas Gerais.

25 February 2022

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