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Operation Car Wash leads to yet another cartel probe

Brazil’s competition authority has signed a leniency agreement with the company at the centre of the wide-ranging Operation Car Wash corruption probe, as part of an investigation into an alleged bid-rigging cartel in the airport infrastructure sector.

Vertical events merger receives conditional nod in Chile

CADE joins police in mass bid-rigging raids

CADE preemptively warns against Avianca divestment plan

Brazil’s leniency programme – 15 years in effect

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. 

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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