Otro artículo publicado en el blog Developing World Antitrust, en este caso escrito por Marlene Tobar, actualmente al directora del departamento encargado de las concentraciones empresariales y abogacía de la competencia en la Superintendencia de Competencia de El Salvador.
By Marlene Tobar*
Competition law enforcement in El Salvador started ten years ago, an ideal moment to assess the work of the Competition Superintendence, the authority in charge of its implementation since January 2006.
In these first years, the institution has carried out a healthy oversight of markets promoting undistorted competition, strictly following the legal framework and proving its independence from political forces. In addition, the authority has taken a leading position in the region. It has been awarded twice at the World Bank’s Competition Advocacy Contest, it is the only authority in Central America that has enjoined a merger (the acquisition of Digicel by Claro in the telecommunications market), and it has given a strong push to the design of a regional competition law through its work in the RECAC (the Central American network of competition authorities).
In the law enforcement area, it conducted investigations in…
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