Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Mexico: merger control

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30 September 2022

Mexico: overview

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30 September 2022

CADE limits beer exclusivity during World Cup

Following allegations from Heineken that Ambev paid merchants not to sell rival beers, Brazil’s competition authority has forbidden the brewer from signing any new exclusivity contracts until after the FIFA World Cup.

27 September 2022

CADE agrees settlements in sprawling HR information exchange probe

Brazil’s competition authority has signed settlement agreements with six healthcare companies and 35 individuals after they agreed to pay a total of €6.7 million for participating in an expansive cartel that allegedly exchanged sensitive information related to hiring practices and employee salaries.

26 September 2022

Argentina seeks remedies in Discovery/WarnerMedia

Argentina’s competition authority has called for remedies in Discovery’s already-completed $43 billion acquisition of WarnerMedia, while issuing an injunction that requires the companies to keep their businesses separate until its competition concerns have been resolved.

16 September 2022

CADE president criticises regulatory landscape

High market shares and increased market concentration do not necessarily lead to less competition or episodes of abusive conduct, the president of Brazil’s competition authority has said while cautioning against unnecessary sector regulation.

16 September 2022

Former Mexican telecoms chief accuses Apple and Google of leveraging market power

The former head of Mexico’s predecessor telecommunications authority has filed a complaint against Apple and Google with the country’s current regulator after the national antitrust enforcer rejected his same allegations.

12 September 2022

Mexico sanctions AT&T and Discovery for gun-jumping after jurisdictional spat

Mexico’s competition enforcer has fined AT&T and Warner Bros Discovery €2.6 million for failing to notify it of their separation of WarnerMedia's Mexican subsidiaries after the country’s telecoms regulator approved the underlying €42.8 billion tie-up last month.

09 September 2022

CADE issues hefty fines to LPG cartel

Brazil’s competition enforcer has fined three liquefied petroleum gas distributors over €122 million in total for fixing prices and dividing the market for distributing and reselling the fuel.

18 August 2022

UPDATE: Ecuador sanctions medical supply providers in contentious bid-rigging ruling

Ecuador’s antitrust enforcer has fined five companies for rigging public tenders for medical supplies in a decision that has sparked controversy over how the authority assessed their corporate structure.

18 August 2022

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