Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has fined Unilever for imposing exclusivity and rebates schemes on local retailers in the ice cream market – but let off Nestlé on the same conduct due to its lack of a dominant position.
Brazil’s competition enforcer has fined two dozen companies and trade associations for participating in a cartel in the country’s salt market for at least 20 years.
Brazil’s competition authority has narrowly voted to dismiss a case against Volkswagen, Ford and Fiat Chrysler, ending a rare investigation of whether intellectual property enforcement can infringe Brazilian antitrust laws.
Brazil’s competition enforcer has cleared Bayer’s US$66 billion takeover of Monsanto on condition that Bayer divests key business areas and that the merged agricultural company continues licensing products to third parties – even as critics in the US and EU urge that the deal be blocked.
Brazil’s competition authority has conditioned its approval of Nestlé’s acquisition of chocolate company Garoto on a confidential package of structural and behavioural remedies, bringing an end to one of the country’s longest-running merger review cases.
Vincent Manancourt catches up with Gabriel Nogueira Dias and Carlos Francisco de Magalhães, the winners of Latin Lawyer’s first Specialist Law Firm leader of the Year Award
Brazil’s competition watchdog has asked its decision-making tribunal to fine a cartel that allegedly allocated markets and fixed prices in the market for electronic prepaid mobile credit top-up services.
US hygiene company Johnson & Johnson has hired Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo to acquire Brazil’s leading nappy rash cream Hipoglós from counterpart Procter & Gamble.
Latin Lawyer is delighted to name Carlos Francisco de Magalhães and Gabriel Dias of Magalhães e Dias Advocacia as the first recipients of our new Specialist Law Firm Leader of the Year Award.
Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence has reached an in-court settlement with the country’s biggest brewing company on the largest fine the authority has ever been paid.