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Price-gouging violation depends on product ‘essentiality,’ market regulation, CADE's top investigator says

By Ana Paula Candil and Flavia Fortes
  • 27 Jul 2020 07:30
  • 23 Jul 2020 15:19
Charging exorbitant prices in times of emergency is an antitrust violation when the product is essential, the market is a near-monopoly and when regulation can't solve the problem with abusive increased prices, the Brazilian competition authority's top investigator, Alexandre Cordeiro, told MLex, referring to the agency’s investigation into alleged price-gouging involving

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Ana Paula Candil

Senior Correspondent, Latin America

Ana Paula joined MLex in Brazil in 2014 writing about antitrust investigations and merger reviews. Prior to that, she worked for several trade publications and in TV. She lived in Washington DC, where she worked for Al Jazeera English in 2010. She studied journalism and holds a postgraduate diploma in International Business Management from the George Brown College in Toronto and a Master of Business Administration diploma in government relations from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

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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