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Excessive Pricing in the Wake of the Pandemic: A New Headache for the Argentine Competition Authority?

By Sebastian Ferreyra Romea (Ferreyra Romea Law Firm)1   I. Introduction The Argentine government has implemented price and supply controls over health-related and mass consumption products to...

The Independence of Colombia’s Competition Authority: Still a Pending Task

By Alfonso Miranda Londoño (Javeriana University Law School)1   1. Introduction On May 14, 2020, the Fifth Section of Colombia’s Council of State issued a ruling, by...

Proposal for the Publication of a Guide to Regulate “Dawn Raids” by the Colombian Competition Authority

By Juan David Gutiérrez (Avante Abogados)1   Plenty of water has run under the bridge since the Constitutional Court published its ruling in case C-165 of...

Antitrust Developments in Argentina

By Julián Peña & Federico Rossi (Allende & Brea)1   Antitrust enforcement in Argentina has been going through changes in recent times and has continued to...

The Ecuadorian Agency Announces a Fast-Track Merger Proceeding

By Mario Navarrete Serrano (Pérez Bustamante & Ponce)1   On April 20, 2020, the Ecuadorian competition agency (Superintendencia de Control del Poder de Mercado – SCPM)...

Competition Policy After COVID-19

By Ismael Beltrán Prado (Colombian Competition Authority)1   We are saturated with COVID-19 related news and articles. It is impossible not to think about how to...

COVID-19: The Mexican Antitrust Authority’s Perspective

View Post By Ana Paola Name Valdivia (Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez)1 After the declaration made by the Mexican Federal Government2 to...

Attorney-Client Privilege in Competition Law Proceedings: Primed for Convergence? An Example from Mexico

By Russell Damtoft & Paul O’Brien (United States Federal Trade Commission)1 Attorney-client, or legal professional privilege, is a critical aspect of due process in competition...

New Approaches to Cartel Enforcement and Spillover Effects in Brazil: Exchange of Information, Hub and Spoke Agreements, Algorithms, and Anti-Poaching Agreements

By Eduardo Frade & Vinicius Marques de Carvalho (VMCA)1   Once upon a time, cartels were made in smoke-filled rooms and cartelists...

Stakeholders’ Role in Regulatory Outcome Evaluation: A Closer Look at Brazil’s RIA Guidelines

By Denis Guimaraes (AGPR)1 Introduction: RIA and ROE - ex ante and ex post Tools

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