Carolina Bawlitza

Carolina Bawlitza

Carolina Bawlitza concentrates her professional practice in Antitrust & Competition law. In this context, she advises on matters related to merger control procedures, unilateral conducts and cartels, both in investigations before the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE) and in proceedings before the Tribunal for the Defense of Competition.

Carolina advises in the design and implementation of commercial policies consistent with the strategic objectives of each client and current regulations, as well as in the development of compliance programs and internal investigations for the timely prevention and detection of potentially risky behaviors, assisting clients in the definition of the most appropriate solutions.

Employment History

  • Counsel, 2018 to date
  • Head of the Leniency Program Department, National Economic Prosecutor’s Office, 2017-2018
  • Deputy Chief of the Mergers and Studies Division, National Economic Prosecutor’s Office, 2012-2016
  • Coordinator of the Cartel Division, National Economic Prosecutor’s Office, 2008-2011
  • Senior lawyer, National Economic Prosecutor’s Office, 2006-2008
  • Senior lawyer, Telefónica Móvil, 2004-2006

Experience

  • Cornershop and Uber: Represented both parties in the merger control procedure in the acquisition of a majority percentage of Cornershop by Uber.
  • Uber Chile SpA: Defense against actions brought by Taxi driver associations before the Tribunal for the Defense of Competition.
  • Zurich: Represented for approval in the merger control procedure before the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office, which allowed a joint venture with Santander Bank for electronic commerce in insurance.
  • Shareholders of Cornershop (Chile – Mexico): Represented Cornershop in the merger control procedure, obtaining approval in Phase I.

Admissions

  • Chile (2001)

Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 (Competition and Antitrust)
  • Latin Lawyer 250 (Antitrust – Competition)
  • Best Lawyers (Administrative and Public Law – 2020, Competition / Antitrust Law – 2020)

Languages

  • Spanish and English

Education

  • Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1998
  • Master in Business Law, Faculty of Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, 2005
  • Diploma in Competition Economics, Universidad de los Andes, 2007
  • Diploma in Corporate Compliance, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, 2019

Academic Activities

  • Academic Director of the Albert von Appen Center, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, 2011

Other Activities

  • Member of Red Pro Competencia, 2019

Publications

  • Guidelines on “Compliance Programs for the Legislation on Free Competition: An Effort to Promote Free Competition in Markets in Chile” jointly with Mario Ybar (former deputy prosecutor of the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office), 2012.
  • Chapter “The Chilean Experience in Hub & Spoke Agreements” in the book “Challenges of Competition in Latin America” jointly with María José Henríquez, 2019.
  • Article DLA Piper Law Blog: Merger control: distressed M&A in the time of Covid-19

Events

  • Panelist “International Seminar: Challenges for Free Competition in Latin America”, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, August 2019.
  • Panelist “XV Competition Day”, organized by the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office, November 2017.

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  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Compliance & Investigations
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Public Law
  • Regulated Markets
  • TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)