Antitrust Antitrust

Traditional merger review preserved in Brazil during pandemic, CADE’s top investigator says

By Ana Paula Candil
  • 18 May 2020 14:56
  • 18 May 2020 14:56
Traditional merger review in Brazil will be preserved during the pandemic regardless of the expected increase in the use of the failing-firm defense by companies seeking approval for their deals, competition agency Superintendent Alexandre Cordeiro said today.

"We won’t change our standard of analysis. We never used the failing-firm defense as the

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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).

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