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Smurfit Kappa-WestRock deal can’t close in Brazil until CADE Tribunal quorum is restored

By Flavia Fortes
  • 20 Nov 2023 17:02
  • 20 Nov 2023 17:02
Irish paper packaging company Smurfit Kappa's planned acquisition of US rival WestRock can’t close in Brazil until the quorum of the antitrust agency’s Tribunal is restored.
The deal's approval was published in the country’s Official Journal today, which usually establishes a 15-day deadline for final clearance, but this time the

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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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