Region: Chile

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

Chilean tribunal confirms first fines under new regime against already completed deal

Chile’s competition tribunal has confirmed a settlement between the country’s antitrust watchdog and a shipping company, marking the first time the authority has successfully challenged a completed deal that wasn't notified.

11 October 2022

Chilean constitutional redraft will specify competition violations

Chile’s new constitution will explicitly prohibit cartels, abuse of dominance and harmful mergers, the head of the country’s antitrust agency has revealed.

07 April 2022

Chilean court dismisses due process breach claim

Chile’s Constitutional Court has quashed a security company’s complaint that its rights were violated when the country’s competition enforcer denied it full access to evidentiary files, allowing a trial it suspended nearly three months ago to recommence.

01 April 2022

Chilean enforcer seeks to quash due process violation claim

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has called on the country’s Constitutional Court to reject a security company’s claim that its rights were violated when it was denied full access to evidentiary files as it prepared to respond to allegations it was involved in a cartel.

28 February 2022

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