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CADE signed a Cease and Desist Agreement with Ambev in a proceeding assessing an alleged infringement to competition stemming from sales exclusivity practices and from the company’s refrigeration policies.
The papers must be submitted until 31 August 2015
Companies consummated the transaction without CADE’s previous approval
Journal of Competition Defense is now between the best law journals in Brazil
The company omitted information about the administrative process in the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI in its acronym in Portuguese), and a series of relevant information about the change of scope in the patent request.
Indicted companies will be notified to present their defenses.
General Superintendence opens Administrative Proceedings to analyze alleged exclusivity in consigned loans
Six investigated banks were notified to present their defenses
More than 1,000 merger transactions judged by CADE in three years under the new Brazilian Competition Law
The average analysis time on merger transactions is of 31 days
The merger transaction will be analysed by the Tribunal.
The new Commissioners will hold four-year mandates. The General Superintendent was nominated to hold the position for a two-year term.
Under the agreements, Telefónica and Vivendi (the minority shareholder of Telefônica Brasil) may not access or share, directly or indirectly, confidential, strategic and competitively sensitive information
The meeting gathered experts in antitrust policy from the member countries
Through the TCCs signed with CADE, besides the pecuniary contribution to the Diffuse Rights Fund (FDD, in its acronym in Portuguese), the associations committed not to force the adoption of CBHPM by hospitals and health insurance plans
Fines imposed sum approximately BRL 65.7 million.
The document aims at establishing standards to be used as benchmarks for companies in their negotiations and evaluations in merger transactions, in order to avoid gun jumping
The companies and the individuals were condemned to the payment of fines in the total amount of BRL 19,6 million
The decision was published in the Official Gazette on 24 April 2015.
The agreement also states that Goiás Verde must refrain from using the brand Jurema within the Brazilian territory for two years.
Copagaz Distribuidora de Gás S/A for influenced an uniform commercial behavior in the market of distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
CADE won the title of Agency of the Year – Americas during the annual award dinner held by the magazine Global Competition Review (GCR)
The charged parties will be notified to present their defenses.
In total, BRL 18.3 million will be collected to the Diffused Rights Fund (FDD for its acronym in Portuguese).
Among the obligations, the companies will have to carry out divestments
CADE’s Tribunal, which will be responsible for the final decision on the approval, blockage or adoption of eventual remedies
The evidence obtained through the Leniency Agreement, as well as other evidence eventually collected by SG/CADE, may be used by the MPF/PR in criminal proceedings.
In total, the imposed fines totalize approximately BRL 383,000
Will be imposed a fine of BRL 26.5 million.
By the signature of the agreements, the agency and the institutions undertake to share information of mutual interest
All together, the fines imposed are of R$13.5 million
CADE approved the creation of a joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline PLC. - GSK - and Novartis AG conditioned to the signature of a Merger Control Agreement