Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Mexico probes digital ad market

Mexico’s competition watchdog has launched an abuse of dominance investigation into the digital advertising services market to determine whether market participants are complying with competition rules.

25 August 2020

América Móvil/Telefónica deal cleared with wide-ranging commitments

El Salvador’s competition enforcer has imposed fix-it-first and post-merger remedies on América Móvil’s purchase of Movistar from Telefónica, paving the way for a new market leader in the country’s telecoms market.

21 August 2020

Chilean court rejects roll-on roll-off time-bar claims

Chile’s highest court has imposed fines totalling US$19.6 million on Eukor, CMC and K-Line, after overturning a decision by the country’s competition tribunal not to impose sanctions on the companies for their role in the global roll-on roll-off shipping cartel.

17 August 2020

Brazil fines car alarm maker for exclusivity contracts

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has fined a manufacturer of vehicle electronic systems €1.2 million for abusing its dominance in the car alarm market.

13 August 2020

Peru gears up for new merger control regime

Peru’s government has begun a public consultation on a draft regulation clarifying how the competition watchdog will review deals under the country’s long-awaited new merger control regime.

13 August 2020

Mexico doles out more gun-jumping fines

Mexico’s antitrust enforcer has fined Santander, Coty and two investment companies for gun-jumping as it continues an aggressive enforcement campaign against improperly notified deals.

12 August 2020

Uruguay issues guidance on merger control reform

Uruguay’s government has issued a decree clarifying the implementation of recent amendments to its merger control regime, which established a two-phase merger review process and empowered the competition watchdog to conditionally approve deals.

12 August 2020

Peru appoints new competition head

Hania Pérez de Cuéllar has been appointed as head of Peru’s competition authority, after the previous president resigned in June due to personal reasons.

10 August 2020

Colombia fines military rations cartel

Colombia’s competition authority has punished four food suppliers for rigging bids to provide the country’s military with food for ration packs and, for the first time, has imposed the maximum fine on an individual for violating competition law.

04 August 2020

Mexico sanctions medical services cartel

Mexico’s competition enforcer has fined seven diagnostic equipment makers and 14 employees a reported €23.9 million for rigging bids to provide the country’s national health service with lab studies and blood bank services.

03 August 2020

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