Chile’s competition tribunal has upheld a recommendation by the country’s antitrust watchdog to fine the national football association for charging anticompetitive fees to teams that win promotion to its second highest division.
Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has urged the country’s highest court to block a government regulation that effectively grants the state-owned energy company a de facto monopoly over wholesale electricity distribution, warning that it violates the constitution and harms competition.
Mexico’s antitrust enforcer has fined SoftBank and WeWork for failing to notify their deal but cleared the acquisition as it poses no risk to competition.
Peru’s competition bar will make its GCR 100 debut in 2020 – an addition to the publication that at least one Peruvian lawyer says was overdue. While GCR has surveyed the bar occasionally in the past, a significant uptick in enforcement and the pending implementation of a full-fledged merger control regime have added Peru to the ranks of jurisdictions that should be on international companies’ and lawyers’ radar.
The executive director for markets and mergers at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has defended the enforcer’s preference for structural remedies for deals, even as it has experimented with behavioural remedies in other areas.
Sidley Austin partner Stephen Kinsella has announced his retirement after more than 30 years in private practice, while a former official at Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has opened a boutique law firm and BonelliErede has promoted a partner in Italy.
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