Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

Change on the horizon

Ecuador is set to become the newest entrant to the market-friendly Pacific Alliance trade bloc, putting it on a path to receiving greater foreign investment. The legal markets of Ecuador’s prospective trade partners have opened up to foreign firms more than anywhere else in the region. At a roundtable in Quito law firm partners weighed up whether Ecuador’s local heavyweights should fear what is to come, or if there will be enough work to go around.

29 November 2019

Mexico’s antitrust leniency plan will “undermine basic principles”

Mexico’s proposed leniency and immunity guidelines do not create sufficient limitations on revoking leniency, nor sufficient safeguards for applicants to prevent such revocations, the American Bar Association (ABA) has said.

29 November 2019

Pérez Bustamante lawyer becomes Lexvalor’s IP and competition head

Ecuadorian law firm Lexvalor has hired a senior associate from Pérez Bustamante & Ponce as partner.

25 November 2019

Peru probes energy company for dominance abuse

Peru’s antitrust watchdog is investigating a local energy company for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the power distribution market.

25 November 2019

Tauil & Chequer hires Trench Rossi’s Todorov

Brazil’s Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has pulled off a coup by hiring Trench Rossi Watanabe partner and global head of Baker McKenzie’s antitrust practice Francisco Todorov, as well adding two other partners and five associates.

18 November 2019

Brazil's CADE reviews Disney/Fox after missed divestiture deadline

Brazil's competition authority is reviewing its conditional clearance of Disney’s US$71.3 billion acquisition of certain 21st Century Fox assets after the companies missed a divestiture deadline.

18 November 2019

Aninat Schwencke adds two senior counsels

Aninat Schwencke & Cia has hired the former director of Chile’s intellectual property institute and the CEO of a compliance consultancy, both as senior counsel.

14 November 2019

Peru publishes first dawn raid guidelines

Peru’s competition authority has published a draft of its first guidelines on dawn raids, following the release of draft guidelines for procedures on compliance and rewards for whistleblowers.

12 November 2019

Natura’s Avon acquisition gets swift antitrust green light in Brazil

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has helped Natura obtain clearance from Brazil’s antitrust watchdog CADE for its landmark acquisition of British counterpart Avon.

12 November 2019

Colombia fines chemical cartels

Colombia’s antitrust enforcer has fined companies and individuals a total of 125 billion Colombian pesos (US$37 million) for participating in chlorine and caustic soda cartels.

07 November 2019

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