The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2017

Brazil: Cartels

The Brazilian Competition Law (Law 12,529/11) came into force in May 2012. However, cartel investigations have been a priority for the Brazilian Competition Authority (CADE) since at least 2008, when a presidential decree created the Anti-Cartel Enforcement Day, celebrated on 8 October. This priority has become even more evident within the last three years of antitrust enforcement in Brazil, as this article aims to demonstrate.

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