Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Bolsonaro names Cordeiro as new CADE head

The president of Brazil has tapped the general superintendent of the national antitrust watchdog, Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo, to head the agency after the former chair’s four-year term ended last month.

01 July 2021

Barreto’s tenure as CADE president ends

Alexandre Barreto de Souza’s four-year term as the head of Brazil’s antitrust watchdog ended today, with the government yet to announce a permanent replacement.

21 June 2021

Colombia hits oilfield company with €1.2 million abuse fine

Colombia’s antitrust watchdog has fined oilfield services company Schlumberger Surenco nearly €1.2 million for hindering its suppliers from marketing and selling invoices in the liquidity supply market.

14 June 2021

Disney accepts penalty for failing to comply with merger commitments

The Walt Disney Company has agreed to pay Chile’s competition watchdog about €200,000 for breaching commitments related to the conditional approval of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

09 June 2021

Peru clarifies approach to collective damages claims

Peru’s competition authority has published new guidance clarifying when it will pursue damages claims for classes of consumers who have been harmed by anticompetitive conduct.

03 June 2021

Mexico fines Praxair €9.8 million for breaching commitments

Mexico’s antitrust authority has fined Praxair’s Mexican subsidiary €9.8 million for repeatedly failing to comply with commitments to restore competition in the markets for the bulk distribution of oxygen, nitrogen and liquid argon.

02 June 2021

CADE settles another Operation Car Wash probe

Construction company Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia has agreed to pay approximately 11.6 million reais (€1.8 million) to settle a cartel probe conducted by Brazil’s competition authority as part of Operation Car Wash.

28 May 2021

CADE settles auto parts probe despite dissent from commissioners

ZF Friedrichshafen has agreed to pay €3.3 million to settle an investigation by Brazil’s competition authority into an automotive clutch cartel, although two commissioners at the agency voted against the fine for being too lenient.

27 May 2021

Argentina hits Facebook with interim measures

Argentina's government has prevented Facebook from rolling out its updated WhatsApp privacy policy until the country’s competition authority has completed an investigation assessing whether the terms of service are anticompetitive.

18 May 2021

Peru sanctions textbook cartel

Peru’s competition enforcer has hit several printing companies and their former employees with nearly €5.8 million in fines after finding they allocated the market for textbook printing services and rigged bids for supply contracts tendered by the Ministry of Education.

18 May 2021

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