Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

Appellate court overturns Colombia’s Uber ban

An appellate court in Bogotá has overturned a decision by the Colombian competition authority that temporarily suspended Uber’s operations, finding that the enforcer relied on a flawed interpretation of the statute of limitations.

24 June 2020

Mexico stalls bill to create new antitrust authority

A Mexican lawmaker has postponed a proposal to unify the country’s competition enforcer with two other regulators after opposition lawmakers criticised the plan as a power grab.

17 June 2020

Chile approves petrol station buy after failing-firm defence

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has approved Copec’s acquisition of a local fuel station after the companies argued that it would otherwise go out of business because of the coronavirus pandemic.

12 June 2020

Brazil green-lights Coca-Cola/PepsiCo collaboration

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Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has allowed a group of global food and beverage manufacturers including Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo to pool their efforts as a response to the covid-19 pandemic.

11 June 2020

UPDATE: Three firms behind pharma merger in Uruguay

Latin Lawyer recently published an article about Roemmers buying Laboratorios Haymann, omitting Posadas, Posadas & Vecino's role in the deal. An updated version of the story follows below:

01 June 2020

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

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.

28 May 2020

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

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.

27 May 2020

Chile opens in-depth probe into EssilorLuxottica/GrandVision deal

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.

15 May 2020

CADE approves Japanese paper buy in Brazil

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.

05 May 2020

Ecuador adopts expedited merger protocol amid covid-19 woes

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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.

29 April 2020

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