Brazil’s Antitrust Watchdog Allows For Virtual Judgments

The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade) sanctioned this Wednesday (April 1st) a resolution that makes possible to hold virtual judgment sessions. The text approved by the Tribunal changes Cade’s Internal Regulation in order to implement it.

According to the resolution, the agenda will contain the well-founded decision of Cade’s President about the need of an online judgment session.

The Tribunal’s sessions may occur in virtual format in case of force majeure or unforeseeable circumstances that make in-person meeting unfeasible. The session will be held in the electronic format provided by Cade, respecting the internal requirements of data security and ensuring transparency, publicity and broad participation of interested parties.

During this Wednesday’s session, Cade’s President, Alexandre Barreto, mentioned the exceptionality of this moment of crisis and the importance of adapting work routines to the recommendations of public health authorities, keeping the normal operation of the agency.

Full Content: CADE

Want more news? Subscribe to CPI’s free daily newsletter for more headlines and updates on antitrust developments around the world.