Since the approval of the new antitrust law in year 1999, M. & M. Bomchil has achieved a prominent position in the area, obtaining national as well as international recognition.
Our experience includes all aspects of the practice, covering three major areas: anti-competitive behavior, merger control and general advice. The importance and quantity of issues we have been exposed to provide us with specific knowledge of a broad variety of commercial activities, adding significant value to our service.
In particular, we have had active participation in the following industries: telecommunications; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceutics, chemicals diary products, cable television, pulp and paper, banks, temporary staffing services, liquified petroleum gas, lubricants, publishing, automobile, construction, steel, logistics, computer, agricultural machinery and air transport, among others.
We have actively participated in a large number of investigations initiated by antitrust authorities, comprising a wide variety of conducts, such as price fixing and discrimination, market division, fixing of resale and “excessive” prices, predatory pricing, various exclusionary and collusive practices, and abuse of dominant position in general. Our participation in these cases includes the defense in the administrative and judicial proceedings, including extraordinary proceedings before the National Supreme Court of Justice.
We have filed mager notifications as regards several of the most relevant M & A transactions, including more than 20% of the relevant transactions mentioned by the National Antitrust Commission on its web site. The notification of deals of this type normally requires several months, where the presentation of two or three notification forms, the carrying out of several informative and witness hearings and the use of specific reports from economists or other specialists is required.
A major part of our practice consists in providing preventative consulting services for various types of behaviors potentially covered by competition laws, such as for example the structuring of business acquisitions and the entering into contracts of collaboration between competitors. We also carry out legal audits of varying degrees and offer training courses.
Partner in charge: Marcelo A. den Toom