August 2020

In this month’s newsletter:

  1. CADE submits to Public Consultation a draft of its Guidelines for Setting of Cartel Fines
  2. CADE publishes informative note on the collaboration among companies to face the Covid-19 crisis
  3. Decree regulates Regulatory Impact Analysis in the Federal Administration
  4. Government recreates the National Consumer Protection Council

[+]

May 2020

In this month’s newsletter:

  1. CADE’s recent decision shifts authority’s opinion concerning the composition of economic groups for companies with dispersed shareholders
  2. European Commission publishes temporary framework on cooperation among competitors facing struggles arising from Covid-19 pandemic
  3. Coronavirus crisis and data protection in Brazil
  4. Bill stipulates compulsory licensing of patents in Brazil in the fight against Covid-19
  5. DEE/Cade highlights antitrust risks in bills that propose price-cap regulation during the pandemic

[+]

February 2020

In this month’s newsletter:

  1. New cartel screening tool may enhance investigations by CADE
  2. Senacon intensifies its work on personal data protection investigations
  3. CADE’s analysis influence CVM debate regarding competition in the securities market
  4. IBM Red Hat case triggers discussion on gun jumping fine
  5. Government issues Provisional Measure that affects urban mobility technology companies

[+]

November 2019

In this month’s newsletter:

  1. Bill seeks to postpone the effectiveness of the Brazilian General Data Protection Act
  2. CADE’s General Superintendence recommends closing investigation on access to competitive information in the payment methods market
  3. CADE confirms Understanding of limitations for cases involving influence of uniform conduct

[+]

October 2019 Edition

In this edition of our newsletter, we discuss the approval of the new CADE nominees by the Senate and the reinstation of the Tribunal’s minimum quorum; the clearance, by the antitrust authority, of the acquisition of Nextel by Claro without restrictions; the US authority determination to use arbitration in merger; and the changes to the General Telecommunications Law, approved by the Brazilian Senate.

[+]

September 2019 Edition

In the current edition of our newsletter, we discuss the new CADE nominees; the approval of the Executive Order of Economic Freedom by the Brazilian Senate; and the Federal Decree No. 9,977/1, which is focused in Social Impact Businesses.

[+]

August 2019 Edition

In this edition of our newsletter, we discuss the conviction of companies for bid rigging in train and subway markets; the agreement signed by CADE and Petrobras to open the Brazilian natural gas market; CADE’s new resolutions, which seek more transparency and standardization; the uncertainty over CADE’s nominees; and the approval with vetoes, by the Presidency, of Law that creates the National Data Protection Authority.

[+]

July 2019 Edition

In this edition of our newsletter, we discuss the three investigations against Google dismissed by Cade in the past weeks, the agreement signed by the Brazilian antitrust authority and Petrobras to open the refining market, and the moment of regulatory turmoil in the Brazilian financial sector.

Read the newsletter here.

June 2019 Edition

In this edition of our newsletter, we discuss the Declaration of the Rights of Economic Freedom, recently issued by the Brazilian President; the decision, by the Supreme Federal Court, that declared the unconstitutionality of municipal bans on the operation of individual transport apps; the two new Commissioners nominated by the Presidency to fill upcoming vacancies at CADE’s Tribunal; and also the approval, by the National Congress, of the executive order which creates the National Data Protection Authority.

Read the newsletter here.

May 2019 Edition

In the latest edition of our newsletter, we discuss the dismissal, by CADE’s Tribunal, of the General Superintendence recommendation to convict fuel distributors for a hub and spoke cartel, accepting influence to cartelize charge instead; the taking off of the Brazilian aviation market, which involves the acquisition of Avianca’s assets after its bankruptcy and a draft bill allowing Brazilian airlines to be 100% foreign owned currently being discussed by Brazil’s Congress; and recent progress regarding the Brazilian General Data Protection Act (LGPD).

Read the newsletter here.