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Daniela Huertas

Daniela Huertas has experiences in several matters related to antitrust and competition, data privacy, consumer protection, and corporate compliance. Hence, Daniela has represented local and foreign companies before administrative and judicial authorities, through investigations and lawsuits. Daniela is the Director of the Committee of Young Lawyers of the Colombian Association of Competition Law, and is professor of the Securities course at Universidad del Rosario. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Daniela was an associate in the practices of antitrust and competition, data privacy and compliance in another renowned law firm in Colombia.

On February 23 2022, the Colombian National Government issued Decree 253 (the “Decree”), modifying the regulation concerning antitrust leniency programs, known in Colombia as the Collaboration Benefit Program (“CBP”), applicable in administrative investigations conducted by the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce in regards to anticompetitive practices.
This modification is intended to strengthen the CBP as a mechanism for the Superintendence to detect and sanction any conduct that might affect competition, while discouraging the creation of and participation in cartels.

On 24 January 2022, the Colombian President issued Decree 092 of 2022, modifying the structure of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce and assigned new functions to the different offices of this entity. Within the modifications, particularly noteworthy is the creation of the Compliance Department, which is part of the Deputy of Competition Protection, and the Habeas Data Department, which is part of the Deputy of Personal Data Protection.

The Colombian competition authority, Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, initiated an investigation against División Mayor del Fútbol Profesional Colombiano, the entity in charge of organizing and operating the Colombian professional soccer league, sixteen (16) professional soccer teams, and twenty individuals associated with them, after allegedly participating in a no-poach agreement.