Region: Argentina

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

Argentina

Featured in GCR 100 2022

Argentina’s competition bar is more than a one-stop shop on cross-border merger control as the National Commission of Competition Defense continues to work on some high-profile conduct investigations.

10 December 2021

Argentina raises Linde/Praxair objections three years after completion

Argentina’s antitrust watchdog has signalled its intention to impose remedies on Linde’s $83 billion purchase of Praxair due to concerns it will harm competition in more than 20 gas markets – more than three years after the deal was notified to the agency.

02 December 2021

Argentina hits AB Inbev subsidiary with maximum abuse fine

Argentina’s competition enforcer has fined an Anheuser-Busch Inbev subsidiary €1.3 million as part of its first-ever decision to penalise exclusivity provisions created through the use of loyalty discounts.

06 September 2021

Argentina hits Facebook with interim measures

Argentina's government has prevented Facebook from rolling out its updated WhatsApp privacy policy until the country’s competition authority has completed an investigation assessing whether the terms of service are anticompetitive.

18 May 2021

Firms promote in Europe and South America

Uría Menéndez and MLAB Abogados in Madrid have promoted lawyers to the partnership, along with German boutique firm Commeo and Allende & Brea in Argentina.

14 January 2021

Argentina

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Investigations from Argentina’s National Commission for the Defence of Competition and an influx of international merger work is keeping the Argentinian competition bar on its toes as political manoeuvring slows long-anticipated competition reforms.

11 December 2020

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