Overhauling Brazil’s Antitrust System

Law360, New York (September 12, 2011, 6:47 PM EDT) -- On the morning of Jan. 1, 2011, Dilma Rousseff was sworn in as the first female president of Brazil. Later that day, the newly elected president delivered an Inaugural Address to the National Congress that covered topics ranging from the fight to eradicate poverty to the need for an updated air transportation policy. One sentence in the middle of the almost hour-long speech grabbed the attention of the corporate world and antitrust lawyers alike.

In her speech, President Rousseff stated, “We will act decisively in multilateral...
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