Region: Chile

Chile appoints new competition head

Chilean lawyers have welcomed the appointment of private practice lawyer and former US Federal Trade Commission advisor Jorge Grunberg Pilowsky as the new head of the country’s competition authority.

24 May 2023

Chile seeks €3.3 million Disney fine for second merger infringement

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has asked the country’s specialist competition tribunal to fine the Walt Disney Company €3.3 million for withholding relevant market-related studies as the enforcer reviewed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

14 April 2023

Chile’s top court annuls merger block for the first time

Chile’s Supreme Court has used its judicial review powers to reverse a merger block for the first time, overturning the national antitrust enforcer’s decision to stop a tie-up between two health insurers.

28 March 2023

Chile deepens probe into telecoms infrastructure deal

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has launched an in-depth investigation into the $358 million acquisition of Entel’s fibre optic business by a joint venture partly owned by Telefónica over concerns the deal could foreclose competitors.

15 March 2023

Chile seeks fine against immunity applicant for compliance programme failure

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has urged the country’s specialist competition tribunal to fine a drugmaker €1.3 million for breaching the terms of its compliance programme commitment after blowing the whistle on a 14-year bid-rigging scheme.

13 March 2023

Chilean tribunal blocks cartel settlement over counsel’s court statement

Chile’s competition tribunal has rejected a cartel settlement between the national competition authority and a group of taxi stations because one of the operators subsequently denounced his involvement despite admitting to it before the enforcer.

11 January 2023

Chile seeks €6.2 million penalty for merger probe infraction

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has asked its decision-making body to fine a supermarket operator for failing to disclose documents about potential new store openings as the agency reviewed its merger with a rival.

10 January 2023


Featured in GCR 100 2023

The Chilean antitrust bar is advising clients on a host of cases in the payment cards and banking markets as the National Economic Prosecutor (FNE) continues to crackdown on alleged anticompetitive conduct.

12 December 2022

Carey veteran launches boutique firm

Carey’s competition practice founder Claudio Lizana has left the firm after more than three decades to open his own outfit in Santiago, taking with him several associates.

08 December 2022

Chile conditionally approves telecoms joint venture

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has approved a joint venture between the local subsidiaries of Liberty Global and América Móvil, subject to the telecommunication service providers promising to divest radio spectrum and the latter’s satellite TV business.

14 October 2022

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