HUCK OTRANTO CAMARGO provides legal counsel and assistance to clients engaging in regulated activities, which calls for close contact and interface with major regulatory agencies, such as ANATEL, ANEEL, ANP, ANVISA, ANS, ANP, SUSEP and ANTT.
We keep a close watch on regulatory developments so as to enable our clients to keep abreast of regulatory changes and take them into full account when devising their corporate strategies.
Our legal practice in this area comprises an in-depth review of new regulations; answers to public consultations opened by regulatory agencies; and assessment of future regulatory scenarios. Further, HUCK OTRANTO CAMARGO represents its clients’ interests before regulatory agencies in bidding procedures, tariff revision procedures, execution and renewal of concessions, permits and authorizations, registration of new products, and a vast array of administrative proceedings instated by the Brazilian regulatory bodies.
In the competition area, we provide our clients with counseling and assistance before the Brazilian competition authority (the Administrative Council of Economic Defense – CADE), including with regard to merger filings, client representation in preliminary inquiries or administrative proceedings related to anticompetitive practices, and negotiation of leniency programs and cease-and-desist commitments (consent decrees) before the Brazilian competition authorities.
HUCK OTRANTO CAMARGO also assists its clients in corporate transactions and contracts aimed at mitigating competition risks, besides representing clients in competition lawsuits, especially in suits relating to prevention and/or redress of damage caused by anticompetitive practices or those seeking annulment of CADE rulings.