Region: Latin America & Caribbean

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

Peruvian tribunal confirms abuse fine on energy supplier

Peru’s Competition Tribunal has affirmed a €1.1 million penalty imposed on Sociedad Eléctrica del Sur Oeste, ruling that the country’s competition authority properly defined the relevant market when it found the energy supplier abused its dominance.

16 August 2022

Avianca invokes failing firm defence in "urgent" purchase of rival

Colombia’s largest airline is seeking expedited approval from the national aviation authority to complete its proposed acquisition of low-cost carrier Viva Air, claiming the latter’s “delicate financial situation” requires urgent integration.

15 August 2022

Visa and Mastercard hit with interim measures in LatAm fintech probe

Colombia’s antitrust enforcer has joined a Chilean court in ordering Visa and Mastercard to stop threatening sanctions on banks that use rival transaction processing services to simplify international payments and save on hefty fees.

01 August 2022

Colombia sanctions rice mill for obstructing dawn raids

Colombia’s antitrust watchdog has fined a rice mill and three of its executives a combined €4.6 million for obstructing the authority’s dawn raid by refusing to provide access to certain emails and other documents.

28 July 2022

Brazil seeks sanctions against bar association for imposing minimum fees

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog is seeking sanctions against a national bar association for publishing a pricing table used by lawyers that set minimum rates for certain legal services.

21 July 2022

Colombian enforcer accuses Avianca JV of breaching merger condition

Colombia’s competition enforcer has launched an investigation into whether the country’s largest airline and a local travel agency breached a merger condition after the authority conditionally approved their joint venture in 2018.

21 July 2022

Pinheiro Neto hires former CADE official

Brazilian law firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados has recruited a former prosecutor at the country’s antitrust enforcer in a rare counsel hire.

11 July 2022

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