Organisation: Administrative Council for Economic Defence (Brazil)

CADE set to probe below threshold air miles merger

Brazil’s competition watchdog has ordered two air mile resellers to notify their completed merger even though it falls below mandatory filing thresholds.

26 October 2023

South African enforcer calls for simultaneous cross-border merger filings

Forcing companies to file cross-border transactions simultaneously will help enforcers to cooperate in merger reviews, a top official at South Africa’s competition watchdog has said.

18 October 2023

BRICS enforcers signal joint enforcement action in digital markets

Enforcers in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa plan to coordinate antitrust investigations in the digital economy, a commissioner at Brazil’s competition authority has said.

13 October 2023

Broader approach to sustainability is needed, South African enforcer says

Competition policy should address the broader socio-economic objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, rather than focus narrowly on climate change, a top official at South Africa’s antitrust authority has said.

12 October 2023

Boehringer Ingelheim first to break ranks in Brazilian cartel probe

Drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim has struck a settlement deal with Brazil’s competition watchdog, agreeing to pay a €4.35 million fine to end a probe into its role in a nearly three-decade-long conspiracy.

14 September 2023

CADE imposes interim measures on private hospital association

An association of large hospitals in Brazil and its members cannot collectively negotiate prices for services and commercial conditions with health insurers, the country’s competition watchdog has said.

13 September 2023

CADE imposes interim measures on state-owned bank

State-owned Brazilian bank Caixa Econômica Federal cannot ban lottery operators from using online intermediation platforms while being probed for abuse of dominance, Brazil’s competition watchdog has said.

17 August 2023

Brazil conditionally blesses LPG consortium

Several of Brazil’s largest liquefied petroleum gas distributors have won approval to share their bottling infrastructures after agreeing to a package of structural and behavioural remedies.

17 August 2023

CADE punishes fuel price-fixing cartel

Brazil’s competition enforcer has fined five companies and two directors more than €10.2 million for fixing prices in the fuel market and imposed a penalty barring the individuals from holding senior positions in the sector for the next five years.

04 August 2023

CADE raids four cities over alleged orthopaedic equipment cartel

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has conducted 24 dawn raids across four cities following concerns that a wide-ranging cartel operating in the orthopaedic sector may have used lawsuits to force the government to pay for patient care, and then colluded to drive up the price of their products.

27 July 2023

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