Region: Chile

Garrigues hires from Chile’s competition enforcer

Garrigues has hired the former acting head of Chile’s competition authority as counsel to lead its antitrust practice in the country.

08 August 2019

Firms hire and promote in Germany and Chile

Firms in Germany and Chile have hired and promoted lawyers to the partnership, while a new competition boutique has launched in Romania.

12 July 2019

Chile and South Africa clamp down on roll-on, roll-off cartels

Chile’s competition tribunal has fined two shipping companies that participated in the global roll-on, roll-off shipping cartel, a day after South Africa’s competition authority recommended that a shipping liner be punished for its role in the same conspiracy.

25 April 2019

Vertical events merger receives conditional nod in Chile

A deal combining Chile’s largest live music events producer with the operator of an entertainment arena and a ticket selling company will go ahead, following conditional approval by the country’s competition authority.

17 April 2019

Chile raises merger threshold

Chile is significantly increasing its merger notification thresholds, by almost 45% for the total turnover of all companies involved in a deal and by 55% for the turnover of at least two companies in a deal.

05 April 2019

First hub-and-spoke fines issued in Chile

Chile’s competition tribunal has fined Walmart and two other retailers for implementing a scheme to fix resale chicken prices, in a precedent-setting decision that rewarded a compliance programme for the first time while relying on an earlier major probe into the wholesale market.

04 March 2019

Latin American enforcers commit to leniency principles

The competition authorities of Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Chile have signed a joint statement on shared principles that will guide the implementation of their leniency regimes – following recent controversy in the region about the confidentiality of submitted applications.

03 December 2018

Tribunal decision on LATAM airline agreements may distort competition, Chile’s enforcer says

Chile’s antitrust enforcer is seeking permission to appeal a competition tribunal decision approving LATAM airlines’ agreements with American Airlines and International Airlines Group, as it says the remedies the tribunal imposed are “difficult to control and could even distort competition”.

16 November 2018

Chile approves airline partnerships

LATAM Airlines must increase passenger capacity on some international routes and lower barriers for its rivals before it can close its partnership deals with American Airlines and International Airlines Group, which operates British Airways and Iberia, Chile’s competition tribunal ruled this week.

01 November 2018

Tianqi deal back on as Chilean court lifts suspension

Chile’s constitutional court has narrowly voted to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to block the sale of a minority stake in lithium miner Sociedad Química y Minera to the Chinese lithium producer Tianqi.

26 October 2018

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