A deal combining Chile’s largest live music events producer with the operator of an entertainment arena and a ticket selling company will go ahead, following conditional approval by the country’s competition authority.
Brazil’s competition authority has assisted state and federal police in conducting more than 40 dawn raids as part of a probe into a nationwide bid-rigging operation allegedly led by the former governor of Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil’s competition authority released a technical note last week examining the anticipated divestment of a bankrupt airline’s flight routes, and warning that distribution of those assets to the country’s largest airlines would raise serious competition concerns.
Alexandre Barreto de Souza became president of Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence in June 2017. He has been a civil servant for 25 years, working in the Federal Court of Accounts, the Federal Senate, the Federal Revenue of Brazil and the National Treasury. He holds a master’s degree in public administration and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Brasília. Here he discusses CADE’s use of leniency to further its goals for cartel prevention and enforcement. For the purpose of this article, “leniency” refers to full immunity, amnesty or the reduction of a fine where CADE is already aware of the reported violation but still does not have enough evidence against the applicant.
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
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