Work Area: Competition & Antitrust

CADE greenlights Sony-Globo music acquisition

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Brazilian conglomerate Globo get approval from competition regulator CADE for the US$254 million sale of its independent music subsidiary, Som Livre, to global entertainment giant Sony Music.

08 March 2022

Shell and Gerdau ink solar power JV in Brazil

Multinational oil giant Shell has instructed Lefosse to help it partner with Brazilian steelmaker Gerdau for the development of a solar farm in the state of Minas Gerais.

25 February 2022

CADE clears major telecoms merger but opens cartel probe

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog CADE conditionally approved the takeover of Oi by three of the country’s largest telecom operators on the same day that it accepted a recommendation by the federal prosecutor’s office to open an investigation into the acquirers over suspected collusion.

14 February 2022

Brazilian Coca-Cola bottlers complete US$1.8 billion merger

Brazilian drinks companies Solar and Grupo Simões have enlisted Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados and Pinheiro Neto Advogados, respectively, to conclude their merger worth some 10 billion reais (US$1.8 billion).

11 February 2022

Stonepeak gets antitrust approval in Peru for global tech buy

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas has helped US private equity group Stonepeak obtain approval from Peru’s antitrust authority – INDECOPI – for its acquisition of CenturyLink Perú, which is part of its US$2.7 billion acquisition of Lumen Technologies’ Latin American business.

19 January 2022

France's Vinci buys LatAm assets in US$6.2 billion energy tie-up

Construction company Vinci has enlisted Cuatrecasas offices in Spain, Chile, Mexico and Peru and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Paris to finalise its joint venture with Spanish counterpart ACS in a deal worth up to 5.5 billion euros (US$6.2 billion), handing the French buyer several Latin American energy projects.

11 January 2022

Von Wobeser appoints three partners and five counsel

Mexican Highly Recommended firm Von Wobeser y Sierra SC has announced the promotion of three partners and five counsel, boosting several departments.

14 December 2021

M&A in a Crisis-Prone Environment: Red Flags and Warning Signs in Peru

Featured in The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management - Fourth Edition

Crises, of course, can surface at any time and anywhere, but businesses are most vulnerable when operating in unfamiliar and thus unpredictable foreign environments.

10 December 2021

Competition partners foresee greater scrutiny of e-commerce and fintech deals

Latin American competition authorities refuse to be shaken by the covid-19 pandemic and are stepping up their scrutiny of the region’s fast-growing e-commerce and digital banking sectors, said speakers at a Latin Lawyer webinar earlier this week.

25 November 2021

Brolio Gonçalves nabs Veirano partner

Brolio Gonçalves Advogados has boosted its competition and compliance practices by hiring a partner from Brazilian Elite firm Veirano Advogados.

16 November 2021

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