Private Damages in Brazil: Early Beginnings, Big Stumbling Blocks

By Ana Paula Martinez & Mariana Tavares de Araujo

Private antitrust enforcement in Brazil has been on the rise over the past six years. This may be due to such reasons as the global trend of antitrust authorities encouraging damage litigation by potential injured parties; the growing number of infringement decisions issued by Brazil’s antitrust agency, and the increasing general awareness of competition law in Brazil. However, Brazil’s private antitrust enforcement it is still in its infancy if compared to other systems, such as the United States.

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