The New Brazilian Merger Control

5 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2012

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Abel M. Mateus

University College of London (UCL)

Date Written: January 9, 2012


The new Brazilian regime for merger control was established by Law 12529 of November 30th, 2011, bringing antitrust and merger control largely in line with OECD and ICN recommendations. Major institutional changes was the concentration of merger control in only one institution (CADE), replacing the previous tripartite system, and the extension of the mandates of Commissioners from 2 to 4 years. Pre-notification is now mandatory and the law has clarified the conditions for notification. The paper reviews the changes introduced by the law and refers some future challenges for implementation.

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Mateus, Abel M., The New Brazilian Merger Control (January 9, 2012). Available at SSRN: or

Abel M. Mateus (Contact Author)

University College of London (UCL) ( email )

Gower St
London WC1E OEG, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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