Region: Brazil

CADE settles another Operation Car Wash probe

Construction company Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia has agreed to pay approximately 11.6 million reais (€1.8 million) to settle a cartel probe conducted by Brazil’s competition authority as part of Operation Car Wash.

28 May 2021

CADE settles auto parts probe despite dissent from commissioners

ZF Friedrichshafen has agreed to pay €3.3 million to settle an investigation by Brazil’s competition authority into an automotive clutch cartel, although two commissioners at the agency voted against the fine for being too lenient.

27 May 2021

CADE unwinds plastics deal after behavioural commitments fail

Brazil's competition enforcer has revoked its approval of a completed deal between two plastics makers and fined the merged entity €1.4 million for failing to comply with behavioural commitments imposed in 2014.

04 May 2021

Brazil imposes interim measures on food delivery app

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has imposed interim measures on a leading domestic food delivery application to stop it including exclusivity clauses in its contracts with partner restaurants, marking the first time the agency has issued such an order against a digital platform.

12 March 2021

Brazil clamps down on port handling fees

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has imposed interim measures on a pair of port operators to stop them charging freight companies additional fees to use rivals’ warehouses, on the same day it fined a third port operator €1.3 million for charging the same fee.

09 February 2021

Brazil conditionally clears Takeda drug portfolio purchase

Brazil’s competition authority has greenlit local drugmaker Hypera Pharma’s bid to purchase a portfolio of medications from Takeda Pharmaceutical after the company offered a “fix-it-first” structural remedy.

22 January 2021

Brazil sanctions ambulance and medical supplies cartel

Brazil’s competition watchdog has fined seven healthcare supply companies and two executives a total of €8.9 million for rigging bids to provide the national health service with ambulances and various medical equipment.

15 December 2020

CADE settles another Operation Car Wash cartel probe

Three construction companies have agreed to pay a combined €9.9 million to settle a bid-rigging probe conducted by Brazil’s competition authority as part of Operation Car Wash, the country’s largest-ever antitrust investigation.

11 December 2020


Featured in GCR 100 2021

Brazil’s competition bar continues to advise on leniency agreements and other matters related to the antitrust authority’s years-long Operation Car Wash probe – the country’s largest-ever behavioural investigation.

11 December 2020

CADE imposes interim measures on media company

Brazil’s competition authority has launched an abuse of dominance probe and imposed interim measures on a media company for allegedly including loyalty and rebate provisions in its contracts with advertising agencies.

04 December 2020

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