Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

Brazil conditionally clears Takeda drug portfolio purchase

Brazil’s competition authority has greenlit local drugmaker Hypera Pharma’s bid to purchase a portfolio of medications from Takeda Pharmaceutical after the company offered a “fix-it-first” structural remedy.

26 January 2021

Several LatAm firms in worldwide Fiat-Peugeot merger

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in London and New York and three Linklaters offices have helped Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot, respectively, in their US$38 billion global merger, which also called on several Latin American law firms.

25 January 2021

Colombia issues first Odebrecht collusion fines

Colombia’s competition authority has fined Odebrecht, two other construction companies and four individuals a combined €70.6 million (US$85.5 million) for rigging a tender to construct a highway project worth more than €1 billion (US$1.2 billion).

21 January 2021

Chile sanctions 14-year bus cartel

Chile’s specialist competition tribunal has fined 11 bus operators for colluding to restrict the number of buses in operation in two southern cities, despite the companies claiming that the country's government had endorsed their agreements, reports Latin Lawyer's sister publication Global Competition Review.

08 January 2021

Peruvian lawmakers vote through final merger control law

Peru’s legislative branch has signed off on the country’s long-awaited new merger control regime, providing the final stamp of approval needed for the law to come into force.

07 January 2021

González Calvillo adds counsel in Mexico City

Former Creel Abogados partner Patricio Martínez has joined the antitrust practice at González Calvillo, SC in Mexico City as counsel.

10 December 2020

Ex-INDECOPI head moves to Garrigues in Peru

Garrigues (Peru) has hired the former president of the local competition and IP authority – Ivo Gagliuffi – to head its newly launched competition, economic regulation and IP practice, in anticipation of the country’s new merger control regime.

08 December 2020

CADE imposes interim measures on media company in Brazil

08 December 2020

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