Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

Big tech monopolies can break other monopolies, says Mexican enforcer

The head of Mexico’s competition authority has said that while antitrust enforcers need to prevent technology companies from getting too big, their monopolies can be a useful tool to help curb the power of other monopolies.

16 September 2019

Bolsonaro nominates commissioners for Brazil's competition watchdog

Brazil’s president has altered his commissioners nominations for the country’s competition authority.

02 September 2019

CADE tribunal needs more female representation, associations say

Two Brazilian trade associations have written an open letter to members of the country’s government asking for more female representation at Brazil’s competition authority.

23 August 2019

Vale snaps up mining counterpart in Brazil

White & Case LLP in New York and the São Paulo offices of Azevedo Sette Advogados and Vinicius Marques de Carvalho Advogados have helped Brazilian mining company Vale buy a majority stake in counterpart Ferrous for 2.1 billion reias (US$550 million).

22 August 2019

Colombia fines Uber for obstruction

Colombia’s antitrust watchdog has said it will fine ride-hailing company Uber Technologies nearly €550,000 (US$613,000), along with smaller fines on three executives, for allegedly obstructing a search in 2017. By Julie Masson

20 August 2019

Colombian antitrust regulator fines Uber for obstruction

Colombia’s antitrust watchdog has said it will fine ride-hailing company Uber Technologies nearly €550,000 (US$613,000), along with smaller fines on three executives, for allegedly obstructing a search in 2017.

15 August 2019

More firms confirm role in Asterion-Telefónica deal

Argentine, Chilean, Mexican and Peruvian firms have landed roles in the closing of Spanish investment manager Asterion’s global data centre deal with Telefónica and the associated acquisition loan.

15 August 2019

Brazilian court clears GSK/Pfizer divestiture

A federal judge in Brazil has reportedly approved Pfizer's sale of assets to Aspen Pharmacare, ending a suspension caused by lack of quorum at the country’s competition watchdog.

14 August 2019

Asterion gets loan to close data centre buy from Telefónica in Brazil

Several offices from Clifford Chance LLP and Graça Couto Advogados in São Paulo have helped Spanish investment manager Asterion close the Brazilian leg of a US$616 million global data centre deal with Telefónica that involved acquisition financing at closing.

08 August 2019

Garrigues hires from Chile’s antitrust regulator

Garrigues (Chile) has hired the country’s deputy national economic prosecutor as counsel to lead its antitrust department.

07 August 2019

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