Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Top Colombian court annuls new antitrust rules

Colombia’s highest court has annulled new competition rules enacted last year, finding the provisions that increased antitrust sanctions and provided additional incentives for leniency applicants are unconstitutional.

30 March 2023

CADE calls for fines against proposed biofuel cartel instigator

Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has accused a major ethanol producer’s chief executive of inviting several rivals to collude by strategically restricting their output.

28 March 2023

Chile’s top court annuls merger block for the first time

Chile’s Supreme Court has used its judicial review powers to reverse a merger block for the first time, overturning the national antitrust enforcer’s decision to stop a tie-up between two health insurers.

28 March 2023

Dutch court awards claimants €33 million in cathode ray tube case

A Dutch court has ordered two members of the international cathode ray tube cartel to pay three Brazilian claimants damages of more than 190 million reais (€33 million) in the country’s first successful follow-on claim stemming from the conspiracy.

24 March 2023

Expelled Indecopi head blames political interference

Peru’s government has ousted the head of the country’s antitrust watchdog for failing to meet the role's minimum qualification requirements in a move that the former chair blasted as an act of political persecution.

23 March 2023

Mexico appoints new head

Andrea Marván Saltiel, a commissioner at Mexico’s antitrust enforcer, has become the agency’s new president after government hold-ups left it with an interim chief for 18 months.

21 March 2023

France sends SO to alleged air transport cartel

France’s Competition Authority has sent a statement of objections to three companies over allegations they entered into a “non-aggression pact” and undermined competition for certain flights to and from the Caribbean.

21 March 2023

Mexico probes mobile telecoms market in two separate studies

Mexico’s telecommunications regulator has opened two market studies to assess how access to radio spectrum and the availability of distribution channels affects competition in the mobile telecoms sector.

17 March 2023

Chile deepens probe into telecoms infrastructure deal

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has launched an in-depth investigation into the $358 million acquisition of Entel’s fibre optic business by a joint venture partly owned by Telefónica over concerns the deal could foreclose competitors.

15 March 2023

Firms recruit partners in France and Brazil

Cescon Barrieu has nabbed a former Brazilian prosecutor from the national attorney general's office, while Racine has poached from Jouvensal Fabre in Paris.

15 March 2023

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