March 2021

In this month’s newsletter:

  1. Cade’s Tribunal discusses the current understanding on sanctioning of non-manager individuals for anticompetitive violations
  2. Cade’s Commissioner defends nullity of leniency agreement due to alleged coercion of leniency beneficiary
  3. Landmark for Startups in Brazil
  4. European Commission enters agreement on ‘excessive pricing’ of cancer drugs

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December 2020

In this month’s newsletter:

  1. OECD publishes document on Digital Transformation in Brazil
  2. CADE discusses standard of proof for conviction of cartels based on indirect evidence
  3. Brazilian Anticartel Week addresses the relation between the use of algorithms and the formation of cartels
  4. Panel discusses the distinction between buying groups and buyers’ cartels

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October 2020

In this month’s newsletter:

  1. Brazilian House of Representatives approves draft of New Gas Act
  2. CADE clears acquisition of Zap Imóveis by OLX
  3. Brazilian General Data Protection Law comes into force

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September 2020

In this month’s newsletter:

  1. The Brazilian General Data Protection Law will soon be in force
  2. CADE’s Department of Economic Studies launches study on competition in digital markets
  3. Cade applies a 5-year limitation period for the sanctioning of the exchange of sensitive information

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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