Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Argentinian court rejects AB InBev subsidiary’s appeal against abuse decision

An Argentinian court has upheld a fine and behavioural remedies against an Anheuser-Busch InBev subsidiary for inserting exclusivity provisions into its contracts with retailers, but the company faces more penalties for allegedly failing to adhere to the corrective measures.

18 April 2023

Avianca seeks to modify conditional clearance of tie-up with Viva

Avianca has urged Colombia’s aviation regulator to modify the conditions imposed on its acquisition of Viva Air to take account of the latter’s reduced operations after it filed for insolvency last month.

17 April 2023

Brazil hands down first fine for interim measures breach

Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has issued its first-ever sanction for failure to comply with an interim order, fining a creative artists union for continuing to publish minimum prices for collective labour agreements with voice dubbers on its website.

14 April 2023

Chile seeks €3.3 million Disney fine for second merger infringement

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has asked the country’s specialist competition tribunal to fine the Walt Disney Company €3.3 million for withholding relevant market-related studies as the enforcer reviewed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

14 April 2023

Lefosse poaches trio from Demarest

Brazilian law firm Lefosse has hired partners Paola Pugliese and Milena Mundim from Demarest Advogados, as well as counsel Fernanda Harari Dayan.

13 April 2023

Colombia raids Ecopetrol over host of potential infringements

Colombia’s antitrust watchdog has raided the national state-run oil company and several of its subsidiaries, reportedly looking into allegations of abuse of dominance and potentially anticompetitive contracts for helicopters and armoured vehicles.

04 April 2023

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

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