June / July 1999

Panama: Parties preparing pleadings in first competition case

01 June 1999

Since it came into force in November 1996, much has been written in Panama about Law 29 on Free Competition, but so far no company has been penalised for anticompetitive practices. This may change in the near future as the Comisión de Libre Competencia y Asuntos del Consumidor prepares to fight the first competition case ever brought to court in Panamanian history.