Chile: Corte apoya penas de cárcel por colusión

Chile: Corte apoya penas de cárcel por colusión

La Corte Suprema de Chile se ha pronunciado a favor de las modificaciones propuestas para tipificar el delito de Colusión empresarial, posibilitando así la aplicación de penas que incluyen la detención y encarcelamiento de funcionarios y empresarios que incurran en esta práctica anticompetitiva. Sin embargo, el proyecto deberá ser votado en marzo, debido a que […]

Private Damages and Class Actions Around the World

In this issue: Some of our most highly read articles early last year were on the subjects of class actions and private damages. New legislations were passed in Europe, Australia or United Kingdom ever since to empower consumers to claim full restitution for the damages suffered from antitrust violations. We thought it would be a […]

Competition Buzz: A Historical Review of Ecuador’s Disloyal Competition Regulation

By: Luis Marín PB&P Abogados In order to understand Ecuador’s disloyal competition regulation regime one must begin with a small recount of its history. Regulation in this matter begins with Ecuador’s signing of the World Trade Agreement in 1996, leading to the adoption of the Trading Rights Intellectual Property Agreement (ADPIC or TRIP). It was […]

Brazil: Federal Courts decide that CADE can’t interfere with Terminal Handling Charges

Brazil: Federal Courts decide that CADE can’t interfere with Terminal Handling Charges

  The Brazilian Antitrust Authority, CADE applied a fine to two port operator companies operating at the Port of Santos, arguing that the collection for services of segregation and delivery of containers, known by the acronym THC-2 (Terminal Handling Charge) in relation to the Customs Bonded Dockside Terminals (TRAs) at the Port of Santos is […]

Bathwater Out. Now What to Do with Economic Analysis? Antitrust Standards for Unilateral Conduct: Sense and Consensus

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Mar 10, 2009 The Chamber [of Commerce] argues in the following essay that the Section 2 report should not be summarily dismissed and believes that it is a credible and worthy contribution to the debate on single-firm conduct. Regardless of whether future agency […]

The Sharing Economy, Competition and Regulation

Nov 25, 2015 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: The Sharing Economy, Competition and Regulation by João E. Gata1 (Portuguese Competition Authority) Click here for a PDF version of the article   Intro by Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) The so-called “sharing economy” has boomed in […]

Competition in the Spanish Telecommunications Sector: Mergers, Football Rights, and Other Regulatory Issues

Competition in the Spanish Telecommunications Sector: Mergers, Football Rights, and Other Regulatory Issues

Pedro Callol, Nov 11, 2015 Spain is the fourth largest Euro zone economy with a domestic market of 47 million people. The recent recession has hit Spain hard, more than many other national economies in Europe. The telecommunications industry has weathered the crisis by competing fiercely in costs and consumer-oriented offers. One feature of the […]

The ICN’s 2015 Guidance Work Explained

Sep 30, 2015 CPI ICN Column edited by Maria Coppola (U.S. Federal Trade Commission) The ICN’s 2015 Guidance Work Explained – By Paul O’Brien1 (U.S. Federal Trade Commission) (Click here for a PDF version of the article.) Introduction In April 2015 the International Competition Network (ICN) held its fourteenth annual conference. With the over 500 […]