Region: Argentina

Argentina’s top court confirms agency loss in first-ever excessive pricing case

The Supreme Court of Argentina’s refusal to review a lower court’s annulment of the country’s first-ever excessive pricing penalty is a “lost opportunity” to establish exploitative conduct as a national antitrust infringement, local lawyers have said.

13 March 2023

Argentina confirms limited access to market study files

Argentina’s National Commission for Competition Defence has published its first guidelines on market investigations, clarifying that companies cannot access files compiled during sectoral studies.

24 January 2023

Argentina fines pay-TV companies for discriminatory access conditions

Argentina’s economy ministry has sanctioned two pay-TV companies owned by Grupo Clarín for preventing an América Móvil subsidiary from offering bundled services to consumers in the country’s capital and several other cities.

17 January 2023


Featured in GCR 100 2023

Argentina’s National Commission for the Defence of Competition (CNDC) continues to demand remedies for major cross-border transactions such as Disney/Fox and Discovery/WarnerMedia several years after they were first notified.

12 December 2022

Argentina imposes rare structural remedy on nightclub cartel

Argentina’s antitrust watchdog has issued a rare decision to break up a nightclub operator while imposing €1.4 million in fines on a cartel that fixed prices and divided a local discotheque market.

02 December 2022

Key Developments in Argentina

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

At a time when innovation symbolises progress, it is important that antitrust regulations in Argentina refrain from disrupting the development of digital markets.

25 November 2022

Argentina seeks remedies in Discovery/WarnerMedia

Argentina’s competition authority has called for remedies in Discovery’s already-completed $43 billion acquisition of WarnerMedia, while issuing an injunction that requires the companies to keep their businesses separate until its competition concerns have been resolved.

16 September 2022

Argentinian court rejects request to suspend remedies in Disney/Fox

An Argentinian appellate court has dismissed a request by The Walt Disney Company to suspend behavioural conditions imposed by the country’s competition authority on its $71.3 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox as there is no legal cause to impose such an injunction.

30 May 2022

Argentina sanctions wheat flour cartel

Argentina’s antitrust authority has sanctioned three flour milling associations and the country’s largest milling company a combined €3.6 million for forming a cartel in the market for roughly three years.

11 April 2022

Argentina orders late divestment in Disney/Fox tie-up

Argentina’s antitrust watchdog has ordered The Walt Disney Company to sell 21st Century Fox’s basic cable sports broadcasting rights to a new competitor, after a three-year review into the $71.3 billion tie-up.

19 January 2022

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