Antitrust law is taken seriously in Brazil. The Brazilian antitrust authorities have increased their investigations. Furthermore, Brazilian companies with international operations have to deal with the complications arising from the different antitrust laws in the countries where they operate.
Ignoring antitrust laws may result in serious consequences. Fines imposed on companies can reach 20% of their annual revenues, and their executives may be held criminally liable. Besides fines, other penalties may be applied, such as restrictions on obtaining public financing and participating in the bidding process, registration in the national registry of consumer defense, and suspension of intellectual property rights.
Trench Rossi Watanabe can help you play in compliance and win by the rules. We have deep knowledge of Brazilian competition law, and have operated in this sector since the Economic Law Department of the Ministry of Justice was created in 1991.
We live and work in one of the greatest business and industry centers of Brazil – and we understand the market dynamics. Our lawyers have worked on hundreds of transaction notifications, including some of the most complex ever analyzed by the Brazilian competition authorities, and we can help you obtain the necessary approvals for your transactions quickly.
We can protect your company’s interests if it is under investigation by preparing a sound defense strategy and negotiating settlements with the authorities. We can also protect your interests in case your competitors act anti-competitively.
We can help you obtain the necessary approvals for your operations with the Brazilian competition authorities. Our cooperation agreement with the international firm Baker McKenzie lets us advise your company so that it complies with the anti-competition regulations in different jurisdictions.