The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2016

Brazil: Private Equity

In May 2015, Law No. 12,529 of 30 November 2011 (the Antitrust Law) reached its third anniversary of enforcement. The efforts of the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) to achieve the Antitrust Law’s goals have been broadly recognised by the market and the local and international legal communities. As part of the proactive attitude adopted by the antitrust agency since the enforcement of the pre-merger control rules, the antitrust agency has acknowledged the importance of reviewing some of the mechanisms and internal rules that have been raising discussions and need to be improved in the light of practical experience.

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