Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

Decision on competition matters

On August 14, 2000 the Comisión de Defensa de la Competencia issued a decision that has finally clarified who must file the petition for approval of a merger or acquisition in Argentina.

14 August 2000

Provisional Measure (Medida Provisoria) No. 2,055, of 11 August 2000.

The Provisional Measure which introduces important alterations to Law No. 8,884, of June 11, 1999 (Law 8,884/94 / the Antitrust Law).

11 August 2000

Acquisition of Aguas Cordillera by Emos approved

On July 20 the Antitrust Commission approved the sale of Aguas Cordillera, the waterworks subsidiary of Enersis, itself a subsidiary of Spain's Endesa, to Emos for US$185 million.

20 July 2000

Emergency Bill comes into force on July 16

Act No 17.243 approved by the Executive on June 29, 2000 covers a wide range of topics including investment promotions, tax, antitrust, labour, company, administrative, public, criminal, mutual funds.

16 July 2000

New head, office for Brazilian authority

The international journal of competition policy and regulation, Global Competition Review reports that Brazil's antitrust authority, the Economic Defence Administration Council (CADE), reconvened on July 5 with a new president, three new counsellors and a new address.

05 July 2000

Doubt lingers over Brazilian antitrust authority presidency

Continuing uncertainty continues to surround the appointment of the next president of the Brazil's principal antitrust authority, CADE, reports the international journal of competition policy and regulation, Global Competition Review.

13 May 2000

Two out of five for Competition Regulator

'Rating the Regulators' survey conducted by Global Competition Review finds pattern of dissatisfaction with the Comisión Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia across the six key areas surveyed.

01 May 2000

Competition Comission approves supermarket acquisition

On April 28 2000 the Comisión Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia approved, with a very minor condition, the acquisition of control by Logidis SAS (Promodes) of Supermercados Norte SA.

28 April 2000

Three out of five for Competition Regulator

'Rating the Regulators' survey conducted by Global Competition Review finds balance between dissatisfaction and satisfaction with the Economic Defence Administrative Council in the six key areas surveyed.

01 April 2000

Coca-Cola hit by injunction in Chile

Chilean regulators have imposed a 180 day injunction on Coca Cola, blocking the drinks giant from terminating a contract with Embotelladoras Chilenas Unidas SA (ECUSA). The Chilean Competition Bureau has begun a full investigation into Coke’s decision.

01 March 2000

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