Federal Court issues order to prevent CADE from executing fine against hospitals


The 4th Federal Court of Brasília issued preliminary injunctions to prevent the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“CADE”) from executing the antitrust authority’s decision to fine two hospital from Feira de Santana (Brazil). Both hospitals were represented by Gico, Hadmann & Dutra Advogados.

According to the decision, given “[…] the strong evidence that CADE violated the party rights of defense, I hereby order the suspension of CADE’s decision and the financial credit originated from the administrative proceedings […]”.

The judicial proceedings now wait for CADE’s arguments.