In this issue:

Brazil’s comprehensive overhaul of their competition law was signed into law on Nov. 30, 2011. We’re pleased to present this timely issue—including articles written by authors from within and outside Brazil as well as several formerly active in Brazil’s competition authorities—to explain the whats, whys, and wherefores behind the new legislation. Indeed, this new legislation merits global attention. Given that Brazil has become a key global economic player, it’s a leading example of how to develop competition law within the context of a burgeoning market economy. And, with the consolidation of competition policy across Latin America, Brazil’s approach is relevant for important economic sectors outside the country. For an added bonus, we present an interview with Mariana Tavares de Araujo-discover the one thing you must do when visiting Brazil.


The New Brazilian Competition Law-The View From Inside

Ana Paula Martinez, Mariana Tavares de Araujo, Nov 30, 2011

Brazil’s New Competition Law: Promising but Challenging

Most of the changes brought in by the new law are expected to reduce costs of doing business in Brazil and to streamline competition law and policy in the country, consistent with international best practices. Article and interview. Ana Paula Martinez & Mariana Tavares de Araujo (Levy & Salomão Advogados)

Paulo Leonardo Casagrande, Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto, Nov 30, 2011

Merger Control Under the Ne


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