Latin America

Mexico fines airport operator for taxi permit abuse

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has fined Cancun Airport €3.3 million for refusing to issue permits to taxi drivers, resulting in the inflation of millions of taxi fares. 

Garrigues hires from Chile’s competition enforcer

CADE paralysed by quorum issues

CADE tribunal reviews IBM/Red Hat as quorum issue looms

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

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.

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