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 […]
8 February, 2019

Belgium: Brussels Commercial Court allows the operation of UberX

The Brussels Commercial Court has decided that UberX is not a taxi service, thereby abiding by Brussels’  legal framework. The decision was taken in the framework […]
29 January, 2019

United States: Keurig faces antitrust suit for abuse of monopoly power -McLane Company, Inc. v. Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

According to the antitrust lawsuit filed in the New York Southern District Court, against Keurig Green Mountain, the latter is driving up prices and abusing its […]
24 January, 2019

Peru: Trade Association and Free Competition Draft Guide

On 28 December 2018, the Peruvian Competition Office (INDECOPI), published the Trade Association and Free Competition Draft Guide. The draft Guide identifies common trade practices that facilitate […]
21 January, 2019

Colombia: The National Authority for Competition (SIC) authorizes merger between WALT DISNEY and TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX

After reviewing documents submitted by DISNEY COMPANY COLOMBIA S.A and FOX CHANNELS COLOMBIA LTDA, the national authority for Competition (SIC) decided to authorize the merger, requested by […]
16 January, 2019

Peru: Indecopi fines the city of Tacna for unfair competition

On 5 January 2018, the Peruvian Office for Competition Affairs (Indecopi) sanctioned the City of Tacna for acts of unfair competition, with a fine close to […]
17 December, 2018

Colombia: Competition Office and the President of Colombia ratify their commitment to free competition and free enterprise

The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC in Spanish) turned 50 years.  As part of the celebration, the Office ratified its commitment to consumer protection, free enterprise […]
13 December, 2018

Latin America: Latin American countries sign Letter on interests in leniency program to fight business cartels

On 28 November 2018, Competition Authorities of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru signed a letter in Paris stating the importance of using the Leniency program to […]
30 July, 2018

Google hit with €4.3 billion fine from the European Commission

On 18 July 2018, Google was fined with a €4.34 billion (USD$ 5.078 billion) by the European Commission, for abuse of dominant position through its operating system […]
30 May, 2018

Argentina approved a new Antitrust Law

On 9 May 2018, Argentina approved its new Antitrust Law (N° 27.442).  The law will seek to provide greater control over abusive practices and dominant companies, and […]
28 February, 2018

Colombia authorizes sale of ExxonMobil lubricant business to Terpel, but confirms conditions in fuel business

On February 16, 2018 –and further to previous news on the subject-, the Colombian Antitrust Authority (SIC in Spanish) authorized the sale of the lubricants business […]
26 February, 2018

Mexico’s announced an investigation to e-commerce platform services for abuse of dominant position

On 1 February 2018, Mexico’s Competition Authority (COFECE in Spanish) initiated an investigation about the enforcement of possible antitrust practices in the market for e-commerce platform services […]
21 February, 2018

Known artist arraigns 5 New York museums with an antitrust suit

On 6 February 2018 –and according to Bloomberg-, the known painter “Art Bastard” impacted the art establishment with a US$100 million proposed class action, in which […]
15 February, 2018

Colombian Antitrust Authority ratified penalties to private security companies that committed anti-competitive practices

On 30 January 2018 –and due to a freedom of competition violation-, the Colombian Antitrust Authority (SIC in Spanish) confirmed the penalties imposed to seven private surveillance […]
7 February, 2018

European Commission sanctioned Qualcomm with USD$ 1.2 billion for abuse of dominant position

On 24 January 2017, antitrust officials of the European Commission sanctioned Qualcomm –a leader Company in cellphone chips technology- with a penalty of USD $1.2 billion for abuse […]