Region: Colombia

Colombia probes top football clubs for no-poach agreements

Colombia’s antitrust watchdog has launched an investigation into the national men’s professional football association and its clubs for allegedly preventing at least 16 players from negotiating contracts with other teams.

01 December 2021

Colombian court finds Holcim violated predatory pricing commitments

A Colombian court has ruled that the country's antitrust authority did not violate cement manufacturer Holcim’s right to due process by monitoring its compliance with commitments that ended a predatory pricing investigation.

19 August 2021

Colombia hits oilfield company with €1.2 million abuse fine

Colombia’s antitrust watchdog has fined oilfield services company Schlumberger Surenco nearly €1.2 million for hindering its suppliers from marketing and selling invoices in the liquidity supply market.

14 June 2021

Colombia shuts down mining cartel

Colombia’s state-owned oil producer has escaped sanctions after the country’s competition authority found no evidence it promoted a cartel in the mining sector that resulted in fines for nine companies, eight of their executives and a trade association.

09 March 2021

Colombia issues first Odebrecht collusion fines

Colombia’s competition authority has fined Odebrecht, two other construction companies and four individuals a combined €70.6 million for rigging a tender to construct a highway project worth more than €1 billion.

18 January 2021


Featured in GCR 100 2021

For many lawyers in Colombia, competition work is synonymous with merger control, although the country’s antitrust enforcer continues to work on a handful of complex behavioural probes.

11 December 2020

Colombia fines military rations cartel

Colombia’s competition authority has punished four food suppliers for rigging bids to provide the country’s military with food for ration packs and, for the first time, has imposed the maximum fine on an individual for violating competition law.

04 August 2020

Colombia fines football ticket cartel

Colombia’s antitrust enforcer has fined the country’s football federation and two ticket retailers over €4 million for a conspiracy that inflated the price of tickets by up to 350% for FIFA World Cup qualifying events.

07 July 2020


Featured in Competition Economics Handbook 2020

06 November 2019

Colombia fines chemical cartels €33.1 million

Colombia’s antitrust enforcer has fined companies and individuals a total of 125 billion Colombian pesos (€33.1 million) for participating in chlorine and caustic soda cartels.

01 November 2019

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