Latin America

Peruvian government files price fixing complaint

Peru’s government has urged the country’s competition watchdog to examine alleged price fixing in the healthcare sector, but one lawyer has questioned the publicising of the complaint before the enforcer has had a chance to investigate.

Colombia’s competition chief suggests asset-based fines

Steel manufacturer fined in Mexico for commitments breach

Colombia appoints new head of competition

Brazil’s competition bar

The years of “file and forget” are a bygone era for Brazil’s antitrust lawyers, who face off against one of the best enforcers in the world in the Administrative Council for Economic Defence, and comprise a legion of accomplished and savvy competition specialists across a score of law firms. Charles McConnell sees how the firms stack up to each other three years after GCR’s last Brazil bar survey

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

Colombia appoints new head of competition

Colombia’s president Iván Duque has named Andrés Barreto González as the new head of Colombia’s competition authority, the Superintendence of Industry and Trade.

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