Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

PPU promotes two lawyers to director in Peru

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Peru) has strengthened its tax and competition practices by promoting two of its lawyers to director.

22 July 2021

Johnson Controls buys air conditioning company in Costa Rica

Multinational conglomerate Johnson Controls has hired three Aguilar Castillo Love offices to acquire Costa Rican heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company Lucas Ingenieros.

06 July 2021

Bolsonaro appoints new CADE head

The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has tapped the general superintendent of the national antitrust watchdog, Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo, to head the agency after the former chair’s four-year term ended last month.

05 July 2021

Brazil's CADE gets interim leader after president's tenure ends

Alexandre Barreto de Souza’s four-year term as the head of Brazil’s antitrust watchdog ended on Monday, with the government yet to announce a permanent replacement.

23 June 2021

Mexico fines Praxair for breaching competition commitments

Mexico’s antitrust authority has fined a subsidiary of local industrial gas provider Praxair US$12 million for repeatedly failing to comply with commitments to restore competition in the markets for the bulk distribution of oxygen, nitrogen and liquid argon.

15 June 2021

Lobo de Rizzo promotes three to partner in Brazil

Brazilian law firm Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has added firepower to its tax, M&A, compliance and antitrust groups by promoting three lawyers to its senior rank.

14 June 2021

Peru clarifies approach to collective damages claims

Peru’s competition authority has published new guidance clarifying when it will pursue damages claims for classes of consumers who have been harmed by anticompetitive conduct.

14 June 2021

Peru sanctions textbook cartel

Peru’s competition enforcer has hit several printing companies and their former employees with nearly US$7 million in fines after finding they allocated the market for textbook printing services and rigged bids for supply contracts tendered by the Ministry of Education.

07 June 2021

Deal of the Year Winner: Regulatory

Featured in 15th Annual Awards

A decision by Peru’s competition authority dismissed an unfair competition claim that had dogged Uber’s local entity for two years. In doing so, it established important criteria on the nature of transport intermediation applications under a sharing economy model. It wins the regulatory category of our Deal of the Year Awards.

25 May 2021

Argentina blocks Facebook-WhatsApp privacy policy update

Argentina's government has prevented Facebook from rolling out its updated WhatsApp privacy policy until the country’s competition authority has completed an investigation assessing whether the terms of service are anticompetitive.

21 May 2021

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