Region: Argentina

Argentinian enforcer questioned over closure of pivotal cartel probe

The head of Argentina’s antitrust authority must explain why the agency controversially decided to close one of its largest-ever cartel investigations, a member of the country’s opposition party has said.

08 September 2023

Argentinian court upholds WhatsApp interim measures

An Argentinian appellate court has rejected Meta's challenge against interim measures that prevent the company from rolling out its updated WhatsApp privacy policy.

25 August 2023

Argentina: objection reports detail threats to CNDC’s merger regulation

Featured in Americas Antitrust Review 2024

Recently released objection reports on critical mergers across industries such as entertainment, food and beverage and cosmetics highlight Argentina’s focus on proactively addressing these transactions’ potential threat to competition.

25 August 2023

Lawyers slam Argentinian merger regime following delayed Linde/Praxair remedies

Competition lawyers have lambasted Argentina’s merger review process as a “waste of time” after the country’s government took almost five years to impose remedies on Linde’s €80 billion merger with Praxair.

04 July 2023

Argentinian court rejects AB InBev subsidiary’s appeal against abuse decision

An Argentinian court has upheld a fine and behavioural remedies against an Anheuser-Busch InBev subsidiary for inserting exclusivity provisions into its contracts with retailers, but the company faces more penalties for allegedly failing to adhere to the corrective measures.

18 April 2023

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

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