Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

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.

06 November 2019

CADE orders Itaú and Redecard to cease tying discounts

The investigative arm of Brazil’s Administrative Council of Economic Defence (CADE) has ordered a credit card-processing company to stop offering shortened repayment options exclusively to merchants that bank with Itaú Unibanco.

01 November 2019

Brazil's CADE probes drugmaker for price hike

Brazil’s public prosecutor has complained against Gilead Sciences to the country’s competition enforcer, CADE, reportedly about the drugmaker raising the price of a hepatitis C medication by more than 1400%.

31 October 2019

Demarest appoints two new partners

Demarest Advogados has promoted two lawyers to partner, boosting its competition and labour practices.

30 October 2019

Corporate counsel react to competition reform in Uruguay

The Uruguayan government has passed a reform to criminalise certain anti-competitive practices and implement a new premerger control threshold. While corporate counsel from across the region have praised the measure, there are doubts as to whether the measure has gone far enough to eradicate monopolies in the market.

14 October 2019

Mexico's antitrust authority defends new legal privilege regulation

Mexico’s antitrust enforcer has responded to impartiality and procedural concerns raised by practitioners regarding its new attorney-client privilege rules.

10 October 2019

Mattos Engelberg adds firepower to antitrust offering

Brazilian firm Mattos Engelberg Advogados has strengthened its competition department with a lateral hire from Motta Fernandes Advogados.

08 October 2019

Peru publishes draft compliance and whistleblower guidelines

Peru’s competition authority has released new compliance and rewards draft guidelines, marking the first time a Latin American enforcer has adopted whistleblower guidelines.

30 September 2019

Administrative law powerhouse Manesco Ramires hires antitrust partner

Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados has established an antitrust and competition department by hiring a partner from São Paulo firm Lino, Beraldi e Beluzzo Advogados.

23 September 2019

DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán boosts restructuring and competition groups

Colombia’s DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán has hired a former bankruptcy judge and promoted one of its associates, strengthening its restructuring, disputes and competition groups.

19 September 2019

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