Antitrust compliance is becoming more complex and costly. Joint investigations between local authorities are increasingly frequent and enforcement, more aggressive. As penalties become more punitive, cartel members race to self-report violations and obtain amnesty.
We can help navigate shifting antitrust and competition policies in Venezuela with precision and ease. We have the systems and standards to carry out even the most complex compliance strategies wherever you operate. Our Antitrust & Competition lawyers offer local experience and extensive knowledge of complex antitrust and competition regulations worldwide. We coordinate effectively across practices and 67 locations to help you compete successfully and achieve your business objectives in compliance with all applicable laws.
At Baker & McKenzie, we understand that your legal strategies must be equally well-coordinated. We can help ensure your mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions meet requirements across all relevant jurisdictions, your business policies comply with all applicable antitrust and competition rules, and your interests are well-defended in any investigation.
Our team counsels clients on the legality of their activities under Venezuelan antitrust and pro-competition laws, particularly on the analysis of economic concentrations, exclusive distribution and selective distribution contracts, and practices related to trade restraints. We advise on Block and Special Exemptions, and can represent our clients in all matters before Pro-Competencia (the Venezuelan antitrust agency) through informal discussion and written requests for rulings. We file applications to evaluate agreements and transactions, and advise on and seek pre-clearances in cases of mergers and acquisitions. We can counsel clients during investigations for alleged violations of the law, and together with the Administrative Department, we file appeals from unfavorable decisions by Pro-Competencia. We also perform antitrust audits to help ensure client compliance.
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