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Privacy Harms in Platform Mergers: Lessons from Brazil

By Victor Oliveira Fernandes1   I. Introduction In recent years, several antitrust authorities have expressed more significant concerns about privacy degradation in digital markets.2 Influent commentators argue...
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Brazil’s CADE Sanctions Telecom Operators

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has fined three of the country’s largest telecommunications service providers a combined €146 million for forming an unlawful consortium to win...
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Brazil’s OKs Vitru Limited For Its Business Combination With Unicesumar

Vitru, announced that the General Superintendence of CADE (Administrative Council for Economic Defense – Brazilian antitrust authority) approved today the definitive agreement for a...
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Brazil’s Antitrust Watchdog CADE OKs Compass Purchase Of Gaspetro

Brazilian antitrust watchdog CADE is expected to issue a recommendation for unrestricted approval for the sale of natural gas distributor Gaspetro, a subsidiary of...
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Brazilian Competition Policy in 2021: Year in Review

By Ademir Antonio Pereira Jr., Yan Villela Vieira & Gabriel de Aguiar Tajra1   This article discusses the main aspects of Brazilian Competition Policy in 2021....
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Brazilian Antitrust Watchdog CADE Recommend Approval Of Carrefour Deal

Brazilian antitrust watchdog CADE has initially recommended approval of Carrefour's acquisition of Grupo BIG Brasil, but conditioned the deal to the divestment of some...
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Brazil Antitrust Watchdog Greenlights Medical Testing Takeover By Tanure

Brazilian antitrust watchdog CADE approved with no restriction the takeover of medical diagnostics company Alliar by an investment fund linked to tycoon Nelson Tanure,...
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Brazilian Regulator To Investigate Petrobras

Brazil's Minister of Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque advocated an investigation by the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) into Petrobras for alleged abusive...
6- Competition Policy Response to Digital Based Business Expansion in Brazil

Competition Policy Response to Digital Based Business Expansion in Brazil

This note discusses recent developments at the Brazilian Antitrust Authority – CADE – on handling digital markets and platform cases. It provides a brief...
Antitrust Compliance in Brazil By Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo & Aldén Caribé de Sousa

Antitrust Compliance in Brazil

Antitrust compliance programmes are not mandatory in Brazil. Nevertheless, the Brazilian antitrust authority, CADE, pays special attention to them. In this regard, CADE institutionally...
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