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Argentina’s Leniency Program: A Proposed Regulation
 |  Mar 31, 2024

By Alexis German Pirchio1   In May 2018, Argentina enacted Act No. 27.442 on the Defence of Competition (“LDC,” for its acronym in Spanish), the first antitrust law in the…

Sustainability Agreements in Light of Argentina’s Competition Law
 |  Sep 26, 2023

By Agustin Waisman*   Argentina is a member of the United Nations, and has committed itself to achieving the 17 economic, social and environmental goals set by the UN’s Agenda…

M&A and Non-Compete Clauses in Ecuadorian Competition Law and Practice
 |  Sep 14, 2022

By Luis Marin-Tobar & Daniela Irigoyen-Samaniego*   Ecuador has had a standing competition law since October 13, 2011, when the Organic Law for the Regulation and Control of Market Power…

Competition in the Energy Sector: Recent Developments in Latin America
 |  May 10, 2022

By Paulo Burnier da Silveira and Thaiane Abreu1   Introduction The energy sector has been under the careful watch of policymakers and competition authorities. It is an industry with particular…

Balancing Public and Private Enforcement: Developments in Argentina, Brazil, and the EU
 |  Mar 16, 2022

By David Fila1   The last two decades have seen extraordinary legislative efforts in the European Union (EU) and Latin America to strengthen both public and private enforcement of competition…

Competition Law in Latin America Is Facing New Challenges
 |  Jan 9, 2022

By Julián Peña1   In recent years, the Latin America region has seen and will continue to see a process that has brought big changes. Competition law enforcement has not…

Predatory Pricing in the Light of Colombian Antitrust Law
 |  Jan 5, 2022

Predatory pricing has been established as an abuse of dominance forms of conducting Colombia. The law describes two different conducts dealing with the same kind of practice: predatory pricing, and…

Chile’s Fintech Law Project – Advancements Towards Innovation, Competition and Financial Inclusion
 |  Nov 21, 2021

By Valentina Novoa1   The global financial architecture has changed. Indeed, the entry of new Fintech companies across the world has spurred the need for new regulation frameworks that can…

CPI TV Ten Minutes With FNE National Economic Prosecutor Ricardo Riesco
 |  Nov 1, 2021

Below, we have provided the full transcript of the interview with Ricardo Riesco, National Economic Prosecutor of Chile’s Competition Authority, the Fiscal Nacional Económico (FNE), recorded on October 22, 2021.…

Incipient Digital Markets: Insights from Chilean Case Law
 |  Sep 15, 2021

By Manuel Abarca Meza*   I. Introduction “Digital-Mania” in Competition Law has finally arrived in Chile, one might think at first sight. On the one hand, several academic activities discussing…

Merger Control and the Implementation of Remedies in Ecuador: A Case Study from 2012-2021
 |  Aug 30, 2021

By Luis Marin-Tobar1   Introduction Ecuador is close to reaching the ten-year anniversary of its first domestic competition law, the “Organic Law for the Regulation and Control of Market Power,”…

CPI TV Ten Minutes With SIC Superintendent Andrés Barreto
 |  Aug 10, 2021

Below, we have provided the full transcript of the interview with Andrés Barreto, Superintendent of the Colombian Competition Authority, the Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC), recorded on July 15,…

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