Region: Latin America & Caribbean

DLA Piper snaps up Brazilian partner for New York office

DLA Piper has poached long-time Mattos Filho partner Amadeu Ribeiro to join its competition practice in New York.

26 September 2023

Enforcers launch push to tackle FIFA World Cup collusion

A joint initiative by antitrust enforcers in the US, Mexico and Canada intends to spur competition in several markets by rooting out unlawful agreements targeting the FIFA World Cup in 2026.

22 September 2023

Boehringer Ingelheim first to break ranks in Brazilian cartel probe

Drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim has struck a settlement deal with Brazil’s competition watchdog, agreeing to pay a €4.35 million fine to end a probe into its role in a nearly three-decade-long conspiracy.

14 September 2023

CADE imposes interim measures on private hospital association

An association of large hospitals in Brazil and its members cannot collectively negotiate prices for services and commercial conditions with health insurers, the country’s competition watchdog has said.

13 September 2023

Argentinian enforcer questioned over closure of pivotal cartel probe

The head of Argentina’s antitrust authority must explain why the agency controversially decided to close one of its largest-ever cartel investigations, a member of the country’s opposition party has said.

08 September 2023

PPU competition head launches own firm in Chile

The head of competition at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero Du & Uría has left the firm after 11 years to open his own outfit in Santiago.

04 September 2023

Chile probes LATAM’s new ticketing sales system

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into several airlines, which includes probing whether a new ticketing system from South America’s largest flag carrier infringes competition rules.

31 August 2023

Court upholds Curaçao’s first-ever antitrust fine

Curaçao’s competition authority has successfully fought off a court challenge against a €200,000 gun jumping fine it imposed on accounting giant Ernst & Young for failing to notify its acquisition of KPMG’s local finance business.

30 August 2023

Argentinian court upholds WhatsApp interim measures

An Argentinian appellate court has rejected Meta's challenge against interim measures that prevent the company from rolling out its updated WhatsApp privacy policy.

25 August 2023

Argentina: objection reports detail threats to CNDC’s merger regulation

Featured in Americas Antitrust Review 2024

Recently released objection reports on critical mergers across industries such as entertainment, food and beverage and cosmetics highlight Argentina’s focus on proactively addressing these transactions’ potential threat to competition.

25 August 2023

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