Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia TDLC (Santiago)

Jaime Barahona

Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia TDLC (Santiago)

Jaime Barahona is a member of Chile´s Competition Tribunal since June 2020 (Minister-Judge). He holds a law degree from Universidad Diego Portales and has undertaken post-graduate studies at Universidad Católica de Chile (graduated from the Master’s in Business Law programme) and Universidad de Los Andes. Jaime held the position of Deputy National Economic Prosecutor of the FNE, Chile´s competition agency, from 2006 to 2014. He was previously Secretary of the Competition Tribunal from its inception in 2004. Between 1999 and 2004 was Secretary of the Antitrust Commission (Comisión Resolutiva) and Head of the Commissions‘ Support Department of the FNE. Before joining the TDLC he was senior counsel at Guerrero Olivos leading the competition law practice. He represented Chile in various international fora on competition including the Competition Committee of the OECD, the ICN and UNCTAD. He was negotiator of the competition policy chapters of the Chile-US Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Among other academic activities, he has taught Competition Law at Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Universidad Mayor and Compliance at Universidad del Desarrollo. He is a member of the Competition Law group of the Chilean Bar Association and of the Antitrust and the Criminal Justice sections of the American Bar Association (ABA).


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Jaime Barahona Competition enforcement in Chile : A necessary overview


Chile´s competition law framework has been subject to important reforms the last ten years, which have revamped the enforcement activity of the agency (FNE) revealing a strong decision to deter infringements, through high administrative fines imposed by the Competition Tribunal (TDLC). (...)



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