Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Peru joins LatAm enforcers in probing Visa payment processing allegations

Peru’s antitrust watchdog is investigating Visa over allegations that it has abused its dominance by imposing fees on rival transaction processing services that offer consumers a cheaper alternative to making international payments.

08 March 2023

Top French court dismisses Orange's damages appeal

France’s top court has upheld a ruling ordering Orange to pay damages for abusing its dominance in several French territories but the judgment remitted the case back to a lower court to recalculate interest payments.

03 March 2023

Record gun-jumping fine levied against HP in Mexico

Mexico’s competition enforcer has issued its highest-ever gun-jumping penalty, fining HP and Poly €3.1 million for closing their $3.3 billion merger despite the agency’s ongoing merger review.

02 March 2023

Peru sanctions individuals for first time as part of abuse probe

Peru’s antitrust watchdog has imposed a €15 million abuse of dominance fine on a cement maker, its subsidiary and several executives after they threatened and punished distributors that tried to sell rival products.

27 February 2023

Avianca/Viva gets in-depth look after deal block overturned

Colombia’s aviation regulator is considering a revised remedy package as part of a newly opened in-depth review into a merger between the country's largest airline and a low-cost rival, after the carriers successfully overturned an earlier prohibition decision.

22 February 2023

Odebrecht subsidiary fined for obstructing cartel probe

Peru’s competition watchdog has ordered a domestic subsidiary of Odebrecht to pay a €1 million fine for withholding information during a major cartel investigation in the construction sector.

21 February 2023

Peru seeks to curtail criminal antitrust sanctions and expand leniency protections

In a bid to revive its faltering leniency regime, Peru’s antitrust watchdog is calling for new legislation to exempt abuses of dominance and softcore cartels from criminal sanctions while increasing protections for whistleblowers.

09 February 2023

Brazil limits food delivery platform’s exclusivity clauses

Brazil’s competition tribunal has approved a settlement between the national antitrust enforcer and the country’s largest food delivery platform to suspend two separate but related abuse of dominance probes after the company agreed to limit the scope of its exclusivity clauses with restaurants.

09 February 2023

COFECE fills decision-making board

Mexico’s Senate has approved the appointments of two new commissioners at the country’s antitrust enforcer, fully staffing its adjudicative board after almost three years of vacancies that left the agency unable to issue decisions for most of last year.

06 February 2023

Colombia appoints new antitrust head after unprecedented interim period

Colombia’s president has provisionally named María del Socorro Pimienta Corbacho as the new head of the country's competition authority, six months after the agency’s former chief stepped down.

02 February 2023

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