Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Brazil: Foreign direct investment regulations

Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - Second Edition

Despite the instability created by the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic, it is expected that FDI in Brazil may increase in the coming years for the first time since the early 2010s.

06 December 2022

Argentina imposes rare structural remedy on nightclub cartel

Argentina’s antitrust watchdog has issued a rare decision to break up a nightclub operator while imposing €1.4 million in fines on a cartel that fixed prices and divided a local discotheque market.

02 December 2022

Brazil: SEPs and FRAND – litigation, policy and latest developments

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub

02 December 2022

Community round-up: White & Case, Slaughter and May strengthen ranks

White & Case has named new local partners in Dusseldorf and Mexico City, while Slaughter and May has promoted two antitrust lawyers to senior counsel and rehired a third in Europe.

01 December 2022

Mexico: Federal Economic Competition Commission

Featured in Americas Antitrust Review 2023

In recent years, Mexico's Federal Economic Competition Commission stood out for its important achievements in law enforcement and advocacy, but personnel challenges persist.

01 December 2022

Brazil challenges health insurance merger over duopoly concerns

Brazil’s competition authority has asked its administrative tribunal to block Hapvida's purchase of rival Smile, less than a year after prohibiting another attempted acquisition by the health insurance provider.

25 November 2022

Key Developments in Brazil

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

Brazil’s antitrust authority, the Administrative Council for Economic Defence, strives to be vigilant of the issues that a digital economy has brought to the antitrust authority but also careful not to deter innovation.

25 November 2022

Key Developments in Argentina

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

At a time when innovation symbolises progress, it is important that antitrust regulations in Argentina refrain from disrupting the development of digital markets.

25 November 2022

Key Developments in Mexico

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

The Mexican Antitrust Authorities face different challenges related to the digital economy and its markets and will have to adapt to the dualism of traditional and new digital markets.

25 November 2022

Brazil introduces double damages for private antitrust claims

New private antitrust litigation rules have gone live in Brazil, allowing for the rare award of double damages against cartel members and clarifying that defendants must demonstrate that pass-on actually occurred.

21 November 2022

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