Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

Chile probes LATAM’s new ticketing sales system

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into several airlines, which includes probing whether a new ticketing system from South America’s largest flag carrier infringes competition rules.

05 September 2023

Navigating Competition Rules Throughout the Region

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The different legal frameworks in many Latin American countries have experienced major reforms. It is therefore vital to implement an effective competition compliance programme that considers jurisdictional differences in order to meet the region’s rising standards.

25 July 2023

Lawyers slam Argentine merger regime after delayed Linde-Praxair remedies

Competition lawyers have lambasted Argentina’s merger review process as a “waste of time” after the country’s government took almost five years to impose remedies on Linde’s €80 billion (US$87 billion) merger with Praxair.

10 July 2023

Trench Rossi appoints partner and new Brasília head

Trench Rossi Watanabe has promoted a regulatory law associate to partner and appointed a new head of its Brasília office, looking to target work in the country’s highest courts.

03 July 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

Guyer & Regules helps Itaú get antitrust fine refunded

Guyer & Regules has helped the Uruguayan branch of Itaú obtain a refund for a fine it incurred during an antitrust investigation brought against it by its previous operating partner Paganza, a local app for the payment of bills.

09 June 2023

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

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