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Bayer/Monsanto pushes forward in Brazil

Brazil’s competition enforcer has cleared Bayer’s $66 billion takeover of Monsanto on condition that Bayer divests key business areas and that the merged agricultural company continues licensing products to third parties – even as critics in the US and EU urge that the deal be blocked.

CADE investigators recommend blocking glassware deal

Peru fines LPG cartel in fuel probe

Telefonica not dominant, rules Chile’s Supreme Court

An interview with Alexandre Barreto de Souza

In April 2017, Brazilian president Michel Temer appointed former ministry official Alexandre Barreto de Souza as president of Brazil's Administrative Council for Economic Defence. In an interview at the BRICS conference in Brazil in October 2017, Charles McConnell asked Souza about his first months at CADE and what the future might hold for the Brazilian enforcer.

Brazil leniency needs improvement, says former CADE commissioner

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence needs to increase the predictability and reliability of its leniency programme, a former commissioner at the authority said yesterday. Charles McConnell in Campos do Jordão, Brazil

CADE annuls appointment of general superintendent

Brazil's president Michel Temer has surprised local practitioners by annulling the appointment of Amanda Athayde Linhares Martins as general superintendent of the country's competition authority, and replacing her with current commissioner Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo.

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