Cariola’s main mission is to fully satisfy the legal needs of our clients in any area of the law, through high quality advice provided in a comprehensive, efficient and appropriate manner. With this objective in mind, Cariola’s lawyers propose simple, precise legal solutions, designed for each particular client or case.
This area represents our clients in and out of court in order to ensure that their economic activities comply with the rules that regulate antitrust, fair competition and consumer protection. Our mission is to provide advice to our clients – and in particular their commercial departments – with an especially economic and business-minded approach, so that they can carry out their business in a way that encourages competition, identifying areas that may eventually create contingencies, and protecting their interests before the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE) and the Competition Court (TDLC).
The advice we provide focuses on the following matters:
Control of mergers and concentration operations, where we work jointly and in coordination with the team in charge of the transaction to analyze possible anti-competitive risks and create a structure that successfully neutralizes or mitigates those risks, as well as processing consultations with the TDLC and presentations to the FNE (including the negotiation of out of court agreements); representation in contentious and non-contentious cases before the TDLC in relation to the most diverse aspects of business, such as collusive, exclusive or discriminatory practices, pricing, vertical restrictions, unfair competition, abuse of dominant position, among others; intellectual property matters; and daily advice on compliance issues, where we exercise a more preventive role in order to avoid possible contingencies or sources of conflict that may cause litigation or questioning by the authorities, collaborating with the structuring of the client’s business model and its practices.
Our firm has advised clients in several industries, such as pharmaceutical; air; land and sea transport; infrastructure; energy; media; medical and health services; retail; foods; products for mass consumption; technology and commerce.