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Brazilian court clears GSK/Pfizer divestiture

Brazilian court clears GSK/Pfizer divestiture

14 August 2019

A federal judge in Brazil has reportedly approved Pfizer's sale of assets to Aspen Pharmacare, ending a suspension caused by lack of quorum at the country’s competition watchdog. 

Brazil's antitrust regulator fines Unilever for freezing out competitors

19 October 2018

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 CADE ends longest-running case

Brazil's CADE ends longest-running case

12 March 2018

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) has closed proceedings against 10 orange juice producers and 22 individuals, bringing an end to the agency’s 18-year cartel probe with a US$92 million settlement.

Bayer/Monsanto pushes forward in Brazil

16 February 2018

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.

CADE shelves 10-year chlorine cartel investigation

26 October 2017

Stocche Forbes Advogados and Franchescini e Miranda Advogados have helped two chlorine companies avoid a Brazilian antitrust investigation after the case against their clients was dropped due to lack of evidence.

CADE breaks settlement record in longest-running antitrust case

25 November 2016

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) has approved a 300 million reais (€82.6 million) settlement agreement with orange juice producers and nine individuals implicated in an alleged price-fixing cartel, 10 years after the enforcer rejected a similar settlement offer.

Brazil's CADE probes John Deere/Precision Planting

23 November 2016

Brazil’s competition enforcer has expressed concerns about the Brazilian leg of John Deere’s acquisition of Monsanto farming equipment subsidiary Precision Planting, after finding the deal could harm competition on the country’s high-speed precision planting system market.

Brazilian enforcer calls for fines against mobile credit cartel

28 September 2016

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.

CADE brings second "invitation to collude" case

23 April 2015

Brazil’s antitrust authority has recommended that a liquefied petroleum gas distributor be sanctioned for allegedly encouraging rivals to adopt minimum prices.

Brazil nears finish of marathon marine hose investigation

02 March 2015

Brazil’s competition authority CADE has announced the last sanctions and releases for companies first investigated in 2007 for participating in the international marine hose cartel, although some individuals are still being pursued.