Latin America

Peruvian authority faces structural overhaul

Peru’s parliament has suggested combining the independent investigative and sanctioning branches of its national competition authority, in response to allegations that cases take too long to resolve.

CADE clarifies predatory pricing criteria

Argentina's competition bar

French enforcer fines but allows exclusivity in overseas territory

Argentina's competition bar

As Argentina touts economic reforms, its competition bar awaits promised changes that should boost its workload. Charles McConnell checks in with the antitrust porteños. Nine firms handle most competition work in Argentina. For years, that has meant substantial hours spent on merger filings, due to the low threshold for notifications. The National Commission for the Defence of Competition (CNDC) spent almost all of its time and resources on the statutory obligation to review these mergers, which could be notified either before or after closing. But that is all set to shift in the wake of a massive overhaul to the country’s competition law passed in May 2018. It creates a new, independent competition authority and a specialist appeals court, as well as establishing a leniency programme, higher fines for antitrust infringements and the introduction of a pre-merger control regime.

US DOJ has shaken confidence in its own leniency programme, former official says

A dramatic shift in how the US Department of Justice publicly discusses leniency has caused applications from members of international cartels to drop markedly, a former head of anti-cartel enforcement at the agency has warned. Tom Madge-Wyld at GCR Live Cartels

Global firms announce new year promotions

Hogan Lovells, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Hausfeld have bolstered their antitrust teams by promoting lawyers to partner, counsel and of counsel.

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