Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

Winners of Latin Lawyer’s 2019 Deal of the Year Awards announced

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The winners in all 10 categories of our 14th annual Deal of the Year Awards are revealed here.

29 September 2020

Chile seeks first merger infringement fines under new regime

Chile’s antitrust enforcer has asked the country’s competition tribunal to fine the Walt Disney Company €3.5 million (US$4 million) for providing false information during a probe into its acquisition of 21st Century Fox and for breaching the remedies that were imposed.

28 September 2020

Deal of the Year 2019 winners announced online next week

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Latin Lawyer will announce the winners of its 14th annual Deal of the Year Awards on Tuesday 29 September.

21 September 2020

Laureate divests education assets in Latin America

US learning provider Laureate Education has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, Jones Day in Washington, DC and Amsterdam, and Brazilian firms Veirano Advogados, Demarest Advogados and Campos Mello Advogados to sell its operations in Brazil for nearly 4 billion reais (US$724 million), following recent divestments in the US and Chile.

17 September 2020

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

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