Eduardo Frade to speak at ABA’s Antitrust in the Americas conference

VMCA partner Eduardo Frade will be a panelist on the topic “Bid Rigging: Anticorruption Mets Competition Enforcement” on May 10, 2019, at the American Bar Association (ABA)’s 5th biennial Antitrust in the Americas conference. The conference will be held in in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 9-10, and will gather government enforcers, corporate counsel and leading antitrust practitioners from throughout the Americas.

Eduardo’s panel will discuss lessons learned from recent high-profile cases in Brazil, Argentina and elsewhere related to bid rigging cases involving the intersection of fraud, anti-corruption and competition law enforcement, which have become the “new normal,” creating unique challenges involving overlapping enforcement mandates, issues of leniency and cooperation, and assessment of penalties. Alongside VMCA’s partner, will be discussing the topic John Pecman (Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Canada), Laura Alonso (Secretariat of Public Ethics, Transparency and the Fight against Corruption, Anticorruption Office, Ministry of Justice & Human Rights of Argentina), Fernando Carreño Nuñez (Von Wobeser y Sierra, Mexico) and Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo (General Superintendent, CADE, Brazil).

Full programme available at