27 November, 2019

Colombia: Authority files administrative order against Rappi and initiates formal investigation

Consumer protection authority orders RAPPI to comply with consumer protection and e-commerce rules, given more than 750,000 complaints and claims were filed between April and October 2018 from […]
7 November, 2019

Colombia: Unfair competition and antitrust office authorizes Nutresa and Alpina merger

On 24 October, the Colombian Unfair Competition and Antitrust Office (SIC) formally approved Grupo Nutresa and Alpina to acquire 70% of Atlantic FS S.A.S. shares, a protein and […]
5 November, 2019

Peru: INDECOPI publishes “Inspection Visit Draft Guideline”

The Peruvian Unfair Competition and Antitrust Office (INDECOPI) published on 14 October 2019 an “Inspection Visit Draft Guideline” with the purpose of having comments/suggestions submitted up […]
2 October, 2019
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Peru: Specialized Chamber on Unfair Competition and Antitrust Law (Indecopi) hits three companies for anti-competitive behavior

The Indecopi Tribunal, confirmed 26 August 2019 a sanction against Lima Gas S.A., Solgas S.A., Zeta Gas Andino S.A., and six company executives, due to the violation of […]
1 October, 2019
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Colombia: OlarteMoure among most prominent firms in Unfair Competition and Antitrust according to The Legal 500

The Legal 500 recently published a ranking featuring a group of 20 local firms for their work related to unfair business competition and antitrust procedures, among which OlarteMoure’s […]
11 September, 2019
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United States: United States District Court orders damages of 2.78 million dollars against the creators of the song “Dark Horse” for plagiarising “Joyful Noise”

On August 1st, the Jury of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered damages of 2.78 million dollars against the creators […]
10 September, 2019
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Colombia: Council of State rules on admission of an annulment action filed against Resolution setting caps for certain medications

Recently, the Council of State (Colombian Supreme Court for administrative matters) formally admitted an annulment action initiated by a Colombian citizen against Resolution 0243 issued 31 […]
23 August, 2019
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United States – Venezuela: US Treasury Department grants General License No. 27

The United States Department of the Treasury granted License No. 27 authorizing transactions in connection with patent, trademark, copyright or other form of intellectual property protection in […]
22 August, 2019
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Colombia: SIC hits Uber for obstructing administrative visit

The Colombian unfair competition and antitrust authority (SIC) sanctioned Uber Colombia with COP 2.1 billion, for obstructing an administrative visit at the company’s facilities, as well as for […]
27 June, 2019
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Chile: Chicken Cartel

On 10 June, local media informed that the National Corporation of Consumers and Users of Chile (CONADECUS) filed a lawsuitbefore the Tribunal for the Defense of Free […]
24 May, 2019
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Colombia: Attorney General challenges formula to calculate fines for anti-competitive practices

The Colombian Attorney General for public affairs  requested on 6 May before the Constitutional Court that partial unconstitutionality of article 26 of Law 1340 of 2009  (Antitrust Law) […]
23 May, 2019
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Colombia: “Emerging Trends in Antitrust Policy and Enforcement: Colombia, Latin America, and Beyond”, one of the most important antitrust forums will be held in Colombia this week

Hotel Las Americas located in Cartagena Colombia hosted on 14 May the PRE-ICN forum “Emerging Trends in Antitrust Policy and Enforcement: Colombia, Latin America, and Beyond”. The […]
15 May, 2019

Peru: Congress approves Law to control corporate M&A.

Peruvian Congress approved last Thursday, in a first voting round and waiving a second voting round, a bill seeking the regulation of M&As. The new regulation is […]
8 May, 2019

European Union: Two major car manufacturers joined an antitrust complaint against Nokia

Continental and Valeo, two of the most relevant companies in the European car parts market, have joined an antitrust complaint initiated against Nokia before the European Commission […]
3 April, 2019

Colombia: Competition Office objects to M&A deal of two Colombian chemical companies

An M&A between QUIMPAC and MEXICHEM was objected to by the Colombian Competition Office on 12 March 2019. The operation involves the acquisition of 100% of MEXICHEM by […]
28 March, 2019

Colombia: Competition Office sanctions companies for collusion in bidding process

On 31 January 2019, the Colombian Competition Office (SIC) sanctioned PROYECTAR INGENIERÍA S.A.S. and DESARROLLAMOS INGENIERIAS S.A.S. for collusion in a bidding process in 2013. The […]
27 March, 2019

EU: Spotify files antitrust complaint against Apple before the European Commission

On 13 March 2019, the Founder and CEO of Spotify announced that his company filed an antitrust complaint against Apple before the European Commission. The spokesman of the […]
12 March, 2019

Peru: Public transport and users request compensation after collusion in the Gas Vehicle Market.

On 22 February 2019, the Peruvian Competition Office issued a bulletin reporting that the Peruvian Mass Transport Workers Union and the Consumers Association will request compensation in consequence […]
7 March, 2019

Italy: Italy’s antitrust authority fined Ryanair and Wizzair due to their cabin bag policy

Italy’s antitrust authority fined low cost airlines Ryanair and Wizzair due to their cabin bag policy. According to authorities, the airlines were raising ticket prices in a […]
6 March, 2019

Peru: New Repression Law of Anticompetitive Behavior in Peru

A new repression law on Anticompetitive Behavior in Peru became effective 19 February 2019. The most important reforms that this Law introduces are: i) offenses committed abroad […]