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Viviana Chavez

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Viviana is a senior associate and has extensive experience in competition law, with experience in advising companies on matters related with the application of the antitrust law, unfair competition law, and consumer protection law. Viviana has participated in several administrative procedures before the Free Competition Commission, the Unfair Competition Commission, the Consumer Protection Commission, and the Elimination of Bureaucratic Barriers Commission and before the Competition Court of the National Institute of Competition Defense and Protection of Industrial Property (INDECOPI). Viviana also has experience in data privacy matters, having advised several companies on their implementation to such legal framework.

On 7 January 2021, Peru´s new merger control law was published. The law underwent minor amendments and will replace the Emergency decree from November, and is expected to enter into force around 23 February 2021. The law remains predominantly the same, keeping many of the previous provisions, including thresholds, phases of the procedure, and deadlines for evaluating the concentration act, evaluation criteria, among others. Please refer to our client alert on the Emergency Decree, with details on of the main aspects of the merger control law.