Our experts are pioneering leaders in the development of antitrust policy in Latin America; since 2000 we have implemented legal reform successfully in the 17 out of the 20 countries in the region where we have worked. Our advisory role also covers pre-litigation and conflict resolution services in this field to private corporations.
Econlex has developed a preemptive strategy for businesses faced with the introduction of competition legislation in their jurisdiction. We make an assessment of the current state of corporate policies and business practices to establish whether they are compatible with the legislation introduced. Also, we prepare compliance manuals, to ease the adaptation of corporations to the new competition policy environment.
Our compliance manuals let our clients see the best corporate practices to be followed in their industry, as a preventive strategy to avoid unnecessary and costly antitrust investigations. This product is especially useful for companies that ignore the scope and content of the competition rules because of the novelty of matter. They help our clients identify their legal standing through examples, illustrations of concepts of practices, reference to the most common practices of the industry in which the client is active and guidance on consequences arising from breaching the law. This product is particularly useful to provide our customers with a rapid induction the contents of the law, and orienting new employees and directors who enter it.
Also, we carry out due diligence competition/antitrust assessments of our clients' corporate activities and identify potential risks caused by departures from the competition rules. This preventive action avoids our clients suffering huge compliance costs for ignoring the law, by creating a pro-competitive atmosphere inside the company. Also, it helps them define the possible strategy in their interaction with government authorities
Other areas we evaluate are consumer protection; Intellectual Property and trade policy remedies.
Our experience covers:
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Claims against anti-competitive behavior
- Legal abuse of patents and copyrights
- Evaluation of damages
- Compliance manuals
- Due diligence of business practices along competition and regulation rules.