Organisation: National Economic Prosecutor's Office (Chile)

Chile probes LATAM’s new ticketing sales system

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into several airlines, which includes probing whether a new ticketing system from South America’s largest flag carrier infringes competition rules.

31 August 2023

Chile issues first-ever sanctions to individuals in a cartel case

Chile’s specialist competition tribunal has fined two executives in a cartel case for the first time, penalising two companies and two individuals for conspiring to fix prices and rig bids for helicopters used to fight forest fires.

21 August 2023

Chile probes socio-economic concerns in Phase II investigation

Chile’s antitrust authority has opened an in-depth investigation into a merger between two retailers over concerns the deal could harm consumers from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

21 August 2023

Chile seeks fines for leading brewer over foreclosure concerns

Chile’s leading beverage producer is facing a €5.3 million fine and remedial action from the country’s antitrust watchdog over allegations that it violated a commitment not to impose exclusivity clauses on commercial establishments.

10 August 2023

Chile unconditionally approves Hapag-Lloyd acquisition following Phase II probe

Global shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has successfully convinced Chile’s competition watchdog to unconditionally clear its $1 billion acquisition of a ports and logistics business after the agency rejected Phase I remedies for failing to address its competition concerns.

24 July 2023

Chile appoints new competition head

Chilean lawyers have welcomed the appointment of private practice lawyer and former US Federal Trade Commission advisor Jorge Grunberg Pilowsky as the new head of the country’s competition authority.

24 May 2023

Chile seeks €3.3 million Disney fine for second merger infringement

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has asked the country’s specialist competition tribunal to fine the Walt Disney Company €3.3 million for withholding relevant market-related studies as the enforcer reviewed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

14 April 2023

Chile’s top court annuls merger block for the first time

Chile’s Supreme Court has used its judicial review powers to reverse a merger block for the first time, overturning the national antitrust enforcer’s decision to stop a tie-up between two health insurers.

28 March 2023

Chile deepens probe into telecoms infrastructure deal

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has launched an in-depth investigation into the $358 million acquisition of Entel’s fibre optic business by a joint venture partly owned by Telefónica over concerns the deal could foreclose competitors.

15 March 2023

Chile seeks fine against immunity applicant for compliance programme failure

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has urged the country’s specialist competition tribunal to fine a drugmaker €1.3 million for breaching the terms of its compliance programme commitment after blowing the whistle on a 14-year bid-rigging scheme.

13 March 2023

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