Region: Chile

Chile sanctions 14-year bus cartel

Chile’s specialist competition tribunal has fined 11 bus operators for colluding to restrict the number of buses in operation in two southern cities, despite the companies claiming that the country's government had endorsed their agreements.

06 January 2021

Chile seeks highest-ever abuse of dominance fine

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has asked its internal tribunal to fine a local football broadcaster US$24 million for setting minimum prices and forcing cable providers to tie its television channel to their cable packages.

18 December 2020

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Local antitrust lawyers continue to work on an influx of merger reviews following the introduction of a new pre-notification system in 2017, as well as litigation before Chile’s specialist competition tribunal and other courts.

11 December 2020

Chile seeks penalties for forest fire aircraft collusion

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has asked the country’s competition tribunal to fine two companies for fixing the price of aircrafts used to fight forest fires.

02 December 2020

Walmart Chile sued for abusive contractual terms

A food suppliers association, which includes Coca Cola, Nestlé and Unilever, has sued Walmart Chile for allegedly abusing its dominance in the food retail market by imposing unfair contract conditions on suppliers.

04 November 2020

Community round-up: Ashurst promotes in Brussels and Sydney

Ashurst has promoted two counsel to partner, while DLA Piper has recruited an official from Chile’s competition authority and in Ireland, two antitrust lawyers have been appointed senior counsel.

23 October 2020

Chile seeks first merger infringement fines under new regime

Chile’s antitrust enforcer has asked the country’s competition tribunal to fine the Walt Disney Company €3.5 million for providing false information during a probe into its acquisition of 21st Century Fox and for breaching the remedies that were imposed.

23 September 2020

Chilean court rejects roll-on roll-off time-bar claims

Chile’s highest court has imposed fines totalling US$19.6 million on Eukor, CMC and K-Line, after overturning a decision by the country’s competition tribunal not to impose sanctions on the companies for their role in the global roll-on roll-off shipping cartel.

17 August 2020

Chilean football association pays €2.1 million penalty

Chile’s competition tribunal has upheld a recommendation by the country’s antitrust watchdog to fine the national football association for charging anticompetitive fees to teams that win promotion to its second highest division.

03 July 2020

Chile hits Pfizer for sales force info

A court in Chile has imposed daily fines on Pfizer’s local subsidiary for failing to provide information for the competition authority’s study of the pharmaceutical market.

27 August 2019

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