Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

Mexico probes digital ad market

Mexico’s competition watchdog has launched an abuse of dominance investigation into the digital advertising services market to determine whether market participants are complying with competition rules.

01 September 2020

América Móvil-Telefónica deal cleared in El Salvador

El Salvador’s competition enforcer has imposed fix-it-first and post-merger remedies on América Móvil’s purchase of Movistar from Telefónica, paving the way for a new market leader in the country’s telecoms market.

27 August 2020

Calling all law students: register for MootComp

There is still time for law students to register for the fourth edition of MootComp in Mexico.

25 August 2020

Peru gears up for new merger control regime

Peru’s government has begun a public consultation on a draft regulation clarifying how the competition watchdog will review deals under the country’s long-awaited new merger control regime.

17 August 2020

Uruguay issues guidance on merger control reform

Uruguay’s government has issued a decree clarifying the implementation of recent amendments to its merger control regime, which established a two-phase merger review process and empowered the competition watchdog to conditionally approve deals.

14 August 2020

Colombia's competition agency fines military rations cartel

Colombia’s competition authority has punished four food suppliers for rigging bids to provide the country’s military with food for ration packs and, for the first time, has imposed the maximum fine on an individual for violating competition law.

10 August 2020

Mexico sanctions medical services cartel

Mexico’s competition enforcer has fined seven diagnostic equipment makers and 14 employees a reported €23.9 million (US$28.3 million) for rigging bids to provide the country’s national health service with lab studies and blood bank services.

06 August 2020

Chilean and Brazilian firms in Hitachi-ABB US$6.85 billion power deal

Baker McKenzie LLP in London and Tokyo and Trench Rossi Watanabe in São Paulo have helped Japanese electronics giant Hitachi seal the Brazilian and Chilean stages of its US$6.85 billion acquisition of Swiss-Swedish company ABB’s power grid division.

05 August 2020

Santander venture to shake up credit card competition in Chile

Guerrero Olivos has helped the Chilean branch of Spanish bank Santander incorporate a new credit card subsidiary, which aims to remodel the country’s existing payment processing system and challenge the long-standing market dominance of local credit card processor Transbank.

31 July 2020

Mexico fines energy companies for gun jumping

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has fined four energy companies – including BAS Projects Corporation – for notifying an acquisition nearly a year after it was completed.

27 July 2020

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