The FNE submits to public consultation three merger guidelines | 11 / 05 / 2017

Until May 15, three guides and two forms prepared by the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE), regarding the norms of the new merger control system which starts operating at June 1st, will be open to public consultation.

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Chilean National Economic Prosecutor’s Office publishes new version of Leniency Guidelines | 27 / 03 / 2017

Santiago, Chile – March 24, 2017 – The Chilean National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (“Fiscalía Nacional Económica” or “FNE”) has published the new Leniency Guidelines (“Internal Guidelines on Leniency in Cartel Cases”), which replace the “Internal Guide on Benefits of Immunity and Reduction of Fines in Collusion Cases” dated October 2009.

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TDLC approves settlement agreement between FNE and G.D. Searle LLC that foments the participation of competitors in the market of drugs that contain Celecoxib. | 10 / 11 / 2016

On June 8th 2016, the FNE acussed G.D. Searle, a company related to Pfizer Inc., of abusing its dominant position through the execution of a series of anticompetitive acts seeking to exploit an instrumental patent right with the objective of delaying, restricting or thwarting the entry of new competitors, in the market of drugs containing the active ingredient Celecoxib, in which it participates through its drug CELEBRA®.

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FNE files complaint against CMPC and SCA before the Competition Tribunal for fixing prices of tissue paper products and allocating market quotas among them | 28 / 10 / 2015

The firms formed a cartel designed to allocating market quotas among them and fixing prices of tissue paper products.

 During the investigation, both companies filed for leniency according to which, the FNE requested the Competition Tribunal a total fine exemption for CMPC and USD $15.5 million in fines for SCA (formerly PISA).

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FNE and Electrolux reached a settlement regarding the acquisition of General Electric Appliances | 21 / 09 / 2015

The Chilean Competition Tribunal (CT) approved a settlement reached by the National Economic Prosecutor Office (FNE) and AB Electrolux’s local subsidiary, Electrolux Chile (Electrolux), which lays down several remedies regarding the competition concerns raised in Chile by the international acquisition of General Electric Appliances (GE) by Electrolux.

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FNE indicts LATAM of not fulfilling part of the resolution that authorized the LAN and TAM merger in 2011* | 10 / 06 / 2015

The Prosecutor requested the application of a fine of US$ 4,2 million to the Airlines, for not complying with one of the conditions set forth by the Tribunal when it approved the operation. The condition regards an obligation to renounce or obtain an authorization from the Tribunal for the maintenance or celebration of codeshare agreements in routes determined by the resolution with companies that are members of an alliance other than its own.

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