The following Competition guidance note Produced in partnership with Consortium Legal provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
A conversation with Diego Martín-Menjívar, partner at Salvadoran law firm Consortium Legal, on key issues on merger control in El Salvador.
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On 1 January 2018, a new Contentious Administrative Jurisdiction Law came into force, which sees the the creation of new courts for contentious administrative procedures. To make the current Competition Law compatible with this new Contentious Administrative Jurisdiction Law, the Legislative Assembly approved an amendment to Art. 13 of the Competition Law, in which it has amended the procedure that the Superintendence of Competition must follow when carrying out searches during investigation processes; with the previous regulations, the Superintendent of Competition had to present the corresponding request to the judge of first instance with civil or mercantile jurisdiction, the reform grants said jurisdiction to the Contentious Administrative Courts.
Since 2016, the Superintendence of Competition has been requesting the Legislative Assembly amend the current merger control rules. This amendment bill has been under analysis by Congress during the last years, without any progress. In particular, the Superintendence has requested the
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