Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

CADE approves KKR’s US$2.2 billion purchase of ContourGlobal

Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo has helped secure antitrust approval for US private equity group KKR’s £1.7 billion (US$2.2 billion) acquisition of British power generation company ContourGlobal, which was announced earlier this year.

07 September 2022

CADE approves Ultrapar pharma divestment with remedies

Lefosse has helped Brazil’s Pague Menos acquire fellow pharmacy chain Extrafarma from local conglomerate Ultrapar for 737 million reais (US$143 million), a deal in which antitrust watchdog CADE has requested the target to sell certain assets.

30 August 2022

CMS expands partnership in Chile and Peru

The Highly Recommended Santiago and Lima offices of international law firm CMS have strengthened their antitrust and disputes practices, respectively, through two partner appointments.

25 August 2022

Ecuador fines medical supply providers in bid-rigging ruling

Ecuador’s antitrust enforcer has fined five companies for rigging public tenders for medical supplies in a decision that has sparked controversy over how the authority assessed their corporate structure.

22 August 2022

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

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