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DECOM rules in Chinese ceramics anti-dumping case

03 February 2014

Brazil’s Barretto Ferreira e Brancher and Chinese firm Ray Yin & Partners have helped more than 120 tableware exporters belonging to a Chinese industrial association avoid anti-dumping duty after negotiating a price undertaking – the first time Brazil’s Department of Commerce (DECOM) has accepted a price undertaking from an association.

Brazil looks into petrol cartel

03 December 2013

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) has opened an investigation of 10 petrol stations and four individuals, including a police officer, over alleged cartel activity.

Grinberg Cordovil builds team

27 September 2013

In a major shake-up for the three-year-old antitrust boutique, Brazilian firm Grinberg Cordovil has lost former name partner Carlos Barros from its masthead. Patricia Avigni, formerly of Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, has been brought in to replace him.

Nestlé will sell Pfizer infant formula business in Mexico

17 April 2013

Mexico’s Federal Competition Commission says Nestlé has agreed to sell Pfizer’s local baby food production business to satisfy the CFC’s concerns about the US$11.9 billion global deal.

Nestlé’s Pfizer buy cleared in Venezuela, Argentina and Central America

14 December 2012

Swiss food company Nestlé has obtained approval from the competition authorities in Venezuela, Argentina, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica for the US$11.85 billion acquisition of US pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s infant nutrition business, after the takeover was blocked in Mexico over concerns the company would gain a near-monopoly in the industry.

Mexico blocks Nestlé/Pfizer infant food deal

22 November 2012

Mexico’s Federal Competition Commission (CFC) says Nestlé’s deal to buy the infant food business of US drug maker Pfizer would give the company a near-monopoly on infant formula in Mexico, harming competition and putting consumers at risk.

Nestlé’s Pfizer buy given Brazilian antitrust go-ahead

26 July 2012

Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados has helped Swiss food company Nestlé obtain approval from Brazil’s antitrust authorities for the US$11.85 billion acquisition of US pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s infant nutrition business.

Rousseff appoints new CADE leadership

21 May 2012

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has appointed Vinicius Marques de Carvalho as president of the Council for Economic Defence (CADE) and Carlos Emmanuel Joppert Ragazzo as the agency’s general superintendent.

CADE publishes new merger rules

23 March 2012

Following the promulgation of Brazil’s new antitrust law, the Council for Economic Defence (CADE) has published new rules outlining its updated merger control procedures.

Brazilian authorities fine alleged cement cartel

24 November 2011

Brazil’s anti-cartel investigator has issued an opinion recommending that the country’s antitrust tribunal, CADE, impose a fine of up to US$408 million on an alleged cartel involving the largest cement producers in Brazil.