Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

DLA Piper elevates competition lawyer to partnership in Peru

DLA Piper (Peru) has promoted an associate to its senior rank, bolstering the firm’s competition practice.

30 May 2023

Peru fines construction companies in first no-poach case

Peru’s antitrust agency has issued its first-ever no-poach infringement decision, fining six construction companies and four executives US$1.5 million for agreeing not to hire rival workers.

17 May 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

Baker McKenzie adds seven women to Colombian partnership

Baker McKenzie (Colombia) has strengthened several practice areas by promoting seven lawyers to its senior rank, appointments that more than double the number of female partners at the firm.

03 May 2023

Partners leave Muñiz to launch competition-focused firm

Two partners of Peruvian firm Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera – including the competition co-head and former Indecopi vice president Pierino Stucchi – have left to set up a new firm, shortly after Muñiz hired an antitrust partner and a consultant.

02 May 2023

Avianca seeks to modify conditional clearance of tie-up with Viva

Avianca has urged Colombia’s aviation regulator to modify the conditions imposed on its acquisition of Viva Air to take account of the latter’s reduced operations after it filed for insolvency last month.

27 April 2023

Machado Meyer competition partner launches boutique

Machado Meyer Advogados partner and former CADE commissioner Marcos Verissimo has left the Elite firm to launch his own boutique.

26 April 2023

Mattos Filho appoints eight partners

Brazilian Elite firm Mattos Filho has strengthened several practice areas by promoting eight lawyers to its senior rank.

18 April 2023

Unlock unlimited access to all Latin Lawyer content