Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

New Uruguayan antitrust regulation is expected to be approved by the Executive

The Parliament has passed a Budget Bill (‘the Bill’), yet to be approved by the Executive, which widens the antitrust provisions of Act No. 17,243 which the Uruguayan Parliament passed on June 29, 2000, and which included a brief antitrust provision (recently published on Latin Lawyer’s website).

09 February 2001

New decree allows the modernisation of the free market competition criteria

Decree 89/2001, regulating Competition Law No. 25,156 was published in the Official Gazette on January 30. Law 25,156, published on September 20, 1999, sought to revamp antitrust law and to modernise the free market competition criteria introduced by Law 22,262, which, following the optimism of its predecessor, Law 12,906, had always lagged far beyond economic reality.

09 February 2001

Landmark ruling by CASS against Chilean wine

Venezuela’s Antidumping and Subsidies Commission (CASS) has concluded its investigation of wine imports originating and produced in Chile.

02 February 2001

Landmark ruling by CASS in favour of Chilean wine

Venezuela’s Antidumping and Subsidies Commission (CASS) has concluded its investigation of wine imports originating and produced in Chile.

24 January 2001

Antitrust: Venezuelan Antitrust Agency distributes new draft competition bill

December 2000 - The Superintendence for the Promotion and Protection of Free Competition (Procompetencia) has prepared a draft bill of a new Law for the Promotion and Protection of Free Competition Proceedings which has recently been distributed.

01 December 2000

Mexico's antitrust commission launches official probe into Coca-Cola on October 26, 2000

Basham, Ringe is representing Coke in the complaint filed by against it in April which accuses the soft drinks giant of blocking fair competition through the use of monopolisitic practices such as exclusivity contracts with retailers.

26 October 2000

Tozzini, Freire, Teixeira e Silva Advogados gains new antitrust partner

On October 19, 2000 it was announced that Marcelo Procópio Calliari has joined Tozzini as co-chair of its antitrust practice, together with José Augusto Caleiro Regazzini.

19 October 2000

Superintendent of Venezuelan antitrust authority resigns

The resignation of Ignacio De León from Procompetencia (Superintendency for the Promotion and Protection of Free Competition) became effective as of October 11, 2000.

11 October 2000

New rules for competition

On September 3 a decree was passed that will open up land line telephony services in Argentina to competition on November 9, 2000.

03 September 2000

All change for Indecopi

August 30 saw the resignation of Ms Beatriz Boza from her post as the president of the Peruvian National Institute for the Defence of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi).

30 August 2000

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