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CADE is latest LatAm enforcer to probe Apple’s App Store policies

Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has opened an investigation into Apple’s App Store policies, two weeks after Mexico’s competition and telecommunications authorities reportedly launched parallel probes into the same allegedly unlawful restrictions.

24 January 2023

Pro bono: Leading Lights

Latin Lawyer is pleased to present our Leading Lights for 2022, the law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture.

16 January 2023

Oi sells telecom towers amid recovery proceedings

A subsidiary of Brazilian telecoms infrastructure group Highline has hired Vinson & Elkins LLP in New York and Stocche Forbes in São Paulo to buy 1.7 billion reais (US$325 million) worth of assets from Oi, as part of the seller’s ongoing judicial recovery.

05 January 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

BMA appoints three partners

BMA Advogados has boosted its offering in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo by promoting three lawyers to partner across its corporate, antitrust and oil and gas departments, preparing for "a significant level of M&A activity" in the new year.

20 December 2022

Constellation finalises second restructuring

Global oil group Constellation has completed the last step of its global reorganisation after its Caribbean subsidiary secured US recognition of a British Virgin Islands provisional liquidation for the second time in two years.

19 December 2022

Diversity Survey: Finding the balance

Latin American law firms are taking steps to promote greater gender equity, but progress at partner level continues to be frustratingly slow and firms must dig deeper to tackle unconscious bias in the talent pipeline in order to rebalance the scales.

08 December 2022

Diversity Survey: Onwards and upwards

There has been slow but steady improvement when it comes to the number of black and indigenous lawyers at the region’s leading firms, but much more can be done to boost change. Latin Lawyer speaks to practitioners in Brazil about why firms need to go beyond the stats and work together to break barriers and step outside of comfort zones.

07 December 2022

Brazilian fintech is an evolution, not a revolution

Brazil’s established financial institutions should not feel threatened by emerging fintechs, but regulation will be integral to maintaining competition in the market, according to Eduardo Alcalay, the CEO of Bank of America Brasil.

07 December 2022

Brazilian hospitals challenge CADE’s preliminary merger approval

Brazil’s competition authority is allowing nine hospitals to oppose an opinion by the agency’s investigative arm that provisionally blessed private hospital operator Rede D’Or’s proposed acquisition of health insurer SulAmérica.

06 December 2022

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