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The (Nearly) Forgotten Case of Labor Concerns in Brazilian Competition Policy: Recent Developments and Lost Opportunities

BY | January 23, 2020

In the wake of new evidence of market power of firms over workers, as a widespread economic fact, it is worth revising how the unusual interplay between merger control and…

In the wake of new evidence of market power of firms over workers, as a widespread economic fact, it is worth revising how the unusual interplay between merger control and labor market regulation in Brazil has played out over the past years. The analysis of recent decisions by CADE, the Brazilian antitrust agency, reveals persisting inconsistencies in remedial practice since 2000s, about relevance of “employment measures” in merger review procedures, which could lead to conflicts between the

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