Ley del Sistema Venezolano para la Calidad · Ley para el Control de los Ley Antimonopolio, Antioligopolio Y La Competencia Desleal. Competition is more commonly known as the ‘Ley Anti-Monopolio’. The new legislation applies to all companies carrying out activities in. Venezuela, including. Editorial Jurídica Venezolana, Caracas, p 15 Guerra VH, Escovar R () FUNEDA, Caracas, p83 Hernández JI () Comentarios a la Ley Antimonopolio.

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In what conditions must transactions between foreign companies be notified? Explain whether these acquisitions must be notified at vsnezuela of acquisition or before actual exercise or conversion.

Conatel should decide on the approval of the transaction within four months, which may be extended for two additional months. Who must file the notification?

Otherwise, the approval is considered denied. Pre-notification contacts are informal and there is no standard procedure to follow. If the person intending to commence the tender offer directly or indirectly competes with the target, it must inform whether the transaction has obtained clearance by the Superintendency or, if the transaction was not antimonppolio, the reasons for the lack of notification. Is there a pre-notification requirement or custom whereby a draft notification is submitted first to the authority for comments and questions to be addressed before formal notification is made?

The Superintendency has the power to take appropriate measures for the purpose of restoring effective competition if affected by a merger. If a transaction is not notified and then an investigation is opened, the Superintendency may impose certain obligations antimonopolip the parties including remedies and divestitures and fines of venfzuela to 20 per cent of gross sales.

Can a decision from the regulator be appealed and if so what is the timetable for judical atnimonopolio to take place? When must notification be made with respect to acquisitions of convertible non-voting securities or options? How can parties productively participate in the evaluation and decision processes?

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Pursuant to the Telecom Law, the transaction will only be effective after authorisation by Conatel is obtained. However, after the decision is rendered, the Superintendency publishes a public version on its website. However, under the Competition Law, if a merger or acquisition is likely to save one of the parties from bankruptcy, the transaction may be authorised veneauela though it may have an adverse effect on competition.

It is possible to file antimonopoljo request for guidance on notifications requirements to the legal department of the Superintendency.

There are no effective remedies in case of delays in issuing the antimonoplio by Conatel. However, if one party does not have presence in Venezuela whatsoever, it may be advisable to avoid notification. Is there any guidance from the authority as to how the parties should conduct business between signing and closing? Therefore, the lack of notification would not constitute a violation of the Venezuelan Competition Law and there are no penalties for not filing.

In this case, the Superintendency must notify the parties, which have 15 business days which may be extended for 15 additional days to present evidence and arguments.

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The amount is calculated by adding the sales revenues for the last financial year of the parties of the merger, before deducting sales, discounts, value added tax and other taxes directly related to the business. Are parties that are venezzuela to file notification of a transaction pre-closing obliged not to close their transaction pending veenzuela review?

The Venezuelan Capital Markets Law provides that any person intending to commence a tender offer of a listed company shall notify its intention to the Venezuelan Securities Authority.

What weight, based on your experience, does the authority give to the information provided? What type of information is generally required?

Recently during the past five years the Superintendency has only prohibited one transaction: Substantive analysis and remedies However, there is no official information about the number of cases. For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: The notification and its contents are normally not publicised.


As explained above, in Venezuela filing antimonoplio voluntary.

In this case, the Superintendency must notify the parties, which have 15 business days that may be extended for 15 additional days to present evidences and arguments.

There is no requirement to file or notify a transaction, even if the threshold set out below is met. However, the main focus of the test has been on barriers to entry. The review process, confidentiality and the role or influence of third parties Yes, third parties may appeal a decision on a merger whether approving or denying the transaction. We have no references for this item.

Prior voluntary notification does not prevent consummation of the transaction. What are the investigative powers of the authority? Collective dominance is not analysed in merger cases. In a transaction that appears to raise competitive concerns, is it recommended to consult the authority prior to filing and, if so, why?

Nevertheless, the Superintendency does not consider economic efficiency a sufficient reason to approve a merger, if the concentration level increases significantly and the entry barriers are high.

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No decision on merger control has been appealed or overruled by the courts during the past five years. If the transaction is voluntarily notified and approved, third parties may not request the opening of an ex-post investigation on such transaction. What are the prevailing theories of competitive harm and analysis, and how are they typically applied? Which type of transactions must be notified?

Third parties ie, competitors may request the opening of an investigation after closing.