Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

Brazil revokes suspension of WhatsApp payment deal

Brazil’s competition enforcer has lifted its suspension of a deal between Facebook and the country’s largest card payment processor Cielo, a week after it issued an injunction to halt the already launched payment services system via WhatsApp.

02 July 2020

Who is in LACCA Approved 2021?

With so many options out there, it can be hard to decide which external counsel to hire, so legal teams often prefer to go off recommendations. Ahead of the release of the 2021 edition of LACCA Approved, we take a sneak peek at the list of Latin America’s leading law firm partners, as voted for by in-house counsel.

29 June 2020

Mexican enforcer picks fight with government over electricity rules

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has urged the country’s highest court to block a government regulation that effectively grants the state-owned energy company a de facto monopoly over wholesale electricity distribution, warning that it violates the constitution and harms competition.

25 June 2020

Appellate court overturns Colombia’s Uber ban

An appellate court in Bogotá has overturned a decision by the Colombian competition authority that temporarily suspended Uber’s operations, finding that the enforcer relied on a flawed interpretation of the statute of limitations.

24 June 2020

Mexico stalls bill to create new antitrust authority

A Mexican lawmaker has postponed a proposal to unify the country’s competition enforcer with two other regulators after opposition lawmakers criticised the plan as a power grab.

17 June 2020

Chile approves petrol station buy after failing-firm defence

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has approved Copec’s acquisition of a local fuel station after the companies argued that it would otherwise go out of business because of the coronavirus pandemic.

12 June 2020

Brazil green-lights Coca-Cola/PepsiCo collaboration

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has allowed a group of global food and beverage manufacturers including Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo to pool their efforts as a response to the covid-19 pandemic.

11 June 2020

UPDATE: Three firms behind pharma merger in Uruguay

Latin Lawyer recently published an article about Roemmers buying Laboratorios Haymann, omitting Posadas, Posadas & Vecino's role in the deal. An updated version of the story follows below:

01 June 2020

Argentina’s new antitrust regime remains in limbo, local lawyers say

Local lawyers have said antitrust enforcement in Argentina remains stagnant despite the competition authority appointing two new commissioners to resume its decision-making quorum for the first time in months.

28 May 2020

Ex-Stocche Forbes and Pereira Neto partners open white-collar and antitrust firm

Two partners have left Stocche Forbes Advogados and Pereira Neto | Macedo Advogados to set up a firm focused on white-collar crime and antitrust law in São Paulo.

27 May 2020

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