CADE signs agreements with Andrade Gutierrez and UTC concerning cartel investigations in Petrobras and Eletronuclear public bids
By means of the cease-and-desist agreements (TCCs for its acronym in Portuguese), the signatories acknowledge their involvement in the conduct, agree to collaborate with the investigations and to pay a pecuniary contribution totaling BRL 195 million
Companies and individuals were condemned to pay fines that sum up to BRL 21.3 million
The deadline for submitting comments is March 31st
The fine applied is of BRL 17,4 million
There is evidence of price-fixing and commercial constraint, market share and exchange of sensitive information
Companies, associations and individuals were condemned in 2014 for anticompetitive practices
The parties will be notified to present their defenses.
The General Superintendence of CADE concludes report on joint venture between Itaú Unibanco and MasterCard
The transaction will be analyzed by CADE´s Tribunal
The parties closed a global transaction for the takeover of a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems Inc.by Technicolor S/A
ECT would have been practicing two anticompetitive conducts, discrimination and restriction of competition
CADE condemned brazilian association of toy manufacturers and Synésio Batista da Costa, president of the association, for infringements against the economic order
CADE signed a Cease and Desist Agreement with Allpark Empreendimentos e Participações and seven individuals.
CADE signed, on 19 August 2015, a Cease and Desist Agreement in the market of warehousing facilities in the area of influence of the Port de Santos, in the state of São Paulo
CADE’s General Superintendence recommends condemnation of international cartel in the market of electric power
The conduct occurred in the sector of gas-insulated switchgear electric equipment
21 companies and 59 individuals are being accused of participating on the collusion
The deadline for public consultation was extended until February 16th 2016
The agreement signed with both companies as a condition for the transaction’s authorization includes the divestiture of plants
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
In total, BRL 18.3 million will be collected to the Diffused Rights Fund (FDD for its acronym in Portuguese).
CADE remains among the most renowned antitrust agencies in the world
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.
CADE signs agreement with construction company Camargo Corrêa in the investigation of Petrobras’ bid rigging cartel
By the agreement, the construction company Construções e Comércio Camargo Corrêa S/A – CCCC and the two former employees, Dalton dos Santos Avancini and Eduardo Hermelino Leite must collect pecuniary contribution of more than BRL 104 million, the highest one ever established under a TCC signed with CADE.
General Superintendence issues opinion about Dabi Atlante and Gnatus merger on the sector of dental products
The Superintendence challenged the merger before CADE’s Tribunal, which will be responsible for the final decision
The publication presents CADE’s past positions concerning antitrust policy in this market, in order to provide the transparency of CADE’s decisions.
Journal of Competition Defense is now between the best law journals in Brazil
The papers must be submitted until 31 August 2015
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 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.
The merger transaction will be analysed by the Tribunal.
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 new Commissioners will hold four-year mandates. The General Superintendent was nominated to hold the position for a two-year term.
Fines imposed sum approximately BRL 65.7 million.
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
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 meeting gathered experts in antitrust policy from the member countries
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.
The assessment by CADE of the adoption of these suggestions will happen on a case-by-case basis.
CADE’s General Superintendence investigates cartel in electronic power steering systems for automobiles
The anticompetitive practices occurred between 2007 and 2011, at least
There is robust evidence that the anticompetitive conduct would have been practiced by the largest companies of maritime transportation of the world.
The guidelines detail the required actions for a sound compliance program and which benefits are brought to companies that implement them.
CADE’s General Superintendence adopts a preventive measure in the fuel cartel investigation in Brazil’s Federal District (DF)
Measure determine intervention in the fuel sector in the federal district
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
Dawn raid carried out by Cade and Public Prosecutor Office of São Paulo in the market of uniforms, backpacks and materials for public schools
The search aims at collecting evidence against a potential cartel
Will be imposed a fine of BRL 26.5 million.
The operation took place in the cities of Mossoró, Natal and Rio de Janeiro. There are nine search and seizure warrants against companies and union headquarters.
It took 48 days for the completion of the analysis.
CADE approved the creation of a joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline PLC. - GSK - and Novartis AG conditioned to the signature of a Merger Control Agreement
The final decision on the merger will be taken by CADE´s Tribunal
All together, the fines imposed are of R$13.5 million
General Superintendence suggests blocking the acquisition of Franca Regional Hospital n by Unimed Franca
The case was placed under Law 8.884/94
By the signature of the agreements, the agency and the institutions undertake to share information of mutual interest
he first transaction consists in the division of Telco S.p.A., holding company with interest in Telecom Italia, the second regards the acquisition of GVT
The dawn raid is carried out jointly by Cade and Brazilian Federal polices.
CADE opened, on 13 February 2015, three administrative proceedings to investigate alleged cartel practices in the national and international auto parts markets.
The process now will be handed to a Reporting Commissioner who will take it for trial before Cade
In total, BRL 53.1 million will be collected to the Fund for the Defence of Diffused Rights
Cade’s General Superintendence suggests punishing executives for cartel in the compressors for refrigeration market
The case now goes to trial before the Tribunal
After, the General Superintendence may send the case for trial by the Cade’s Tribunal.
CADE recommended to the Tribunal the approval of a joint venture conditioned to the signature of a Merger Control Agreement
The ACC foresees a series of measures that aim to move away possible anticompetitive conducts
Merger file will be submitted for judgment by CADE’s Tribunal, responsible for a final decision
The seized material will be included in ongoing confidential administrative inquiry
CADE determined that the acquisition of Brasfrigo Alimentos Ltda. by Goiás Verde Alimentos Ltda. would have been closed before the notification and approval of the agency – practice known as gun jumping.
CADE, Federal Police and the Prosecution Service of the Federal District and Territories conduct joint operation to disrupt alleged fuel cartel
The warrants were fulfilled in Brasília and in Rio de Janeiro
In 15 days, more than 1,000 cases are dealt with entirely in CADE’s electronic platform for case management
On the same period, the new tool also registered 416 accreditations of external users
The approval of the transaction is conditioned to the fulfillment of measures foreseen in a Merger Control Agreement
Vinicius Marques de Carvalho will join a group of exemplary mid-career professionals for an intensive leadership training
CADE signs agreement in cartel investigation in the market of medical and hospital services provision in the Federal Distric
Rede D’Or must collect approximately BRL 4 million as a pecuniary contribution.
The conduct would have taken place between 2003 and 2005.
CADE identified that there is evidence that some taxi drivers would have used violence against Uber drivers and passengers
Seven companies and 21 individuals are being accused of participating in the collusion
fter the General Superintendence’s opinion, the case will be assigned to a Reporting Commissioner, who will be responsible for the analysis and presentation to the Administrative Tribunal.
Infringement would have occurred, at least, between 1999 and 2007
General Superintendence suggests condemnation of cartel in the market of medical and hospital services in the Federal District
The Administrative Proceeding is to be judged by CADE’s Tribunal,
Comgás made the investigative request against Petrobras
Proposal is available for public comments until 14 January 2013
After the General Superintendence’s work conclusion, the case goes on to Cade’s Tribunal
Agreement signed with Philip Morris ceases merchandising exclusivity of
Decision made in the last trial session
Operation will be decided by the Tribunal
After the General Superintendence conclusion, the case goes on to Cade’s Tribunal
Decision made in the last trial session
The agreement also provides for the payment of a contribution of BRL 14 million
Value corresponds to fines imposed by six different cartel convictions
Operation creates third largest Brazilian airline company and increases competition in the industry
Former executives involved in the case will pay a contribution of 300,000 BRL
Settlements cease 39 administrative proceedings and 54 judicial cases
The Central Office of Collection and Distribution and Copyrights associations are condemned for Cartel formation
The fines imposed amounted to approximately BRL 38 million
The acquisition will enable the integration of Skype with Hotmail and Messenger
Such a requirement is set forth in a Performance Agreement signed between Cade and JBS
The result of the operation is the creation of the largest retail company in Brazil
15 warrants were met in four capitals of the Northeast of Brazil
CADE’s General Superintendence suggests blocking of the acquisition of Uruguayan American Chemical by Oxiteno
The companies hold together a share of more than 60% of the relevant market