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EssilorLuxottica-GrandVision deal draws concerns from opticians in Brazil

By Flavia Fortes
  • 19 Feb 2020 16:48
  • 19 Feb 2020 17:13
Opticians in Brazil said EssilorLuxottica's purchase of Dutch eyewear retailer GrandVision would harm competition in the retail market for optical products and services.

The majority of companies contacted by the Brazilian antitrust regulator predicted adverse impacts if the transaction is completed.

The Administrative Council for Economic Defense,

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Flavia Fortes

Global Head of Mergers

Flavia writes about merger control, antitrust enforcement and litigation in the U.S. and Brazil. Before joining MLex, Flavia worked as an Antitrust Consultant in the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs and as a Research Fellow for the American Antitrust Institute. She has written on the intersection of antitrust law and intellectual property law in technology-driven and innovative markets.

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