Organisation: Administrative Council for Economic Defence (Brazil)

CADE imposes interim measures on private hospital association

An association of large hospitals in Brazil and its members cannot collectively negotiate prices for services and commercial conditions with health insurers, the country’s competition watchdog has said.

19 September 2023

CADE clears Nestlé purchase following decades-long legal battle

Brazil’s competition authority has conditionally approved Nestlé’s €223 million (US$238 million) acquisition of chocolate company Garoto, more than two decades since the companies first closed the tie-up and 19 years since it originally decided to block the deal.

13 June 2023

Caminati Bueno expands antitrust partnership in Brazil

Fabianna Morselli has left Demarest Advogados to join the partnership at boutique competition law firm Caminati Bueno Advogados in São Paulo.

16 May 2023

Brazil blocks health insurance tie-up over duopoly concerns

Brazil’s competition authority has blocked Hapvida’s €54 million (US$58 million) acquisition of rival health plan provider Smile to prevent just two companies from controlling nearly 90% of the health insurance market in northeastern Brazil.

15 May 2023

ArcelorMittal gets CADE approval for renewables JV

Mellos Torres has helped Brazilian renewables group Casa dos Ventos get antitrust approval for its 4.2 billion reais (US$858 million) joint venture with the local subsidiary of Luxembourg steelmaker ArcelorMittal to develop a wind energy project in the northeastern state of Bahia.

09 May 2023

Cescon Barrieu hires federal prosecutor as antitrust partner

Brazilian Elite firm Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has recruited a federal prosecutor from the Attorney General’s Office (AGU) as partner, strengthening its competition and antitrust practice.

06 March 2023

MercadoLibre joins App Store complainants

South America’s largest online marketplace MercadoLibre has complained to the Brazilian and Mexican competition authorities that Apple imposes unlawful restrictions on digital retailers.

21 December 2022

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