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Merger Control Under the New Brazilian Competition Law

BY | December 1, 2011

Paulo Leonardo Casagrande, Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto, Nov 30, 2011 On November 30, 2011, Law n. 12.529—the New Brazilian Competition Law—was formally enacted by President Dilma Roussef, after…

Paulo Leonardo Casagrande, Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto, Nov 30, 2011

On November 30, 2011, Law n. 12.529—the New Brazilian Competition Law—was formally enacted by President Dilma Roussef, after more than 7 years of discussions within the Brazilian National Congress. Such Law will become effective on May 29, 2012, when it will supersede Law 8.884, enacted in 1994.

The New Law represents a significant change in the institutional, procedural, and material rules structuring competition pol

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