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Merger Control Reform in Brazil

BY | December 1, 2011

Leopoldo Pagotto, Victor Pavon-Villamayor, Nov 30, 2011 The main purpose of merger control is to secure the competitive structure of markets by identifying, ex ante, concentrations that may significantly impede…

Leopoldo Pagotto, Victor Pavon-Villamayor, Nov 30, 2011

The main purpose of merger control is to secure the competitive structure of markets by identifying, ex ante, concentrations that may significantly impede the process of competition. Merger control is a key component of any competition regime and its efficient operation remains critical for the construction of a solid pro-competitive environment.

On October 5, 2011, the Brazilian Congress approved a new competition bill that introduced a

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