Carolina Bawlitza

Carolina Bawlitza

Carolina Bawlitza concentrates her professional practice in 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 advices on and assists 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.

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” with María José Henríquez, 2019.

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.

News

¿Es efectivo que en Chile la colusión no está severamente castigada?

El Mercurio – December 11, 2019

Opinion column written by Carolina Bawlitza together with a group of experts in Free Competition.

Exprofesionales de la FNE analizan cambios al organismo anunciados en agenda antiabusos   

La Tercera – Pulso – December 11, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza, counsel of DLA Piper and former Head of Leniency Programs of the FNE, said that although it may be considered special aggravating or increase in the term of compliance with the effective penalty, ‘the truth is that the penalties currently contemplated in the legislation are quite high and that to date have not been applied solely due to the short time elapsed since its approval. ‘

Red Pro Competencia analizará medidas con foco en bienestar social   

La Tercera – Pulso – November 27, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza participates in the Pro Competition Network, created in August 2019.

Uber triunfa donde no pudo Walmart y compra participación en Cornershop

Lex Latin – November 14, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza was part of the team that advised Cornershop and Uber in Chile on the purchase.

Uber’s $450 Million Acquisition Of Cornershop

Global Legal Chronicle – October 31, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza was part of the team that advised Cornershop and Uber in Chile on the purchase.

Uber bags Cornershop deal

Latin Lawyer – October 31, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza was part of the team that advised Cornershop and Uber in Chile on the purchase.

La trastienda del acuerdo y los escenarios que enfrenta la compra de Cornershop a manos de Uber

El Mercurio – October 14, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza was part of the team that advised Cornershop and Uber in Chile on the purchase.

El equipo especialista en capital de riesgo detrás de la operación en Chile

Diario Financiero – October 14, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza was part of the team that advised Cornershop and Uber in Chile on the purchase.

Uber enciende el mercado del delivery con anuncio de ingreso a propiedad de Cornershop

La Tercera – Pulso – October 12, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza was part of the team that advised Cornershop and Uber in Chile on the purchase.

FNE valora fallo del TDLC que obliga a Pfizer a entregar información 

El Mercurio – August 28, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza participates as a panelist in the International Seminar: “Challenges for Free Competition in Latin America” organized by the Adolfo Ibañez University

DLA Piper Chile lanza programa de mentorías para abogadas

Diario Financiero Online – August 20, 2019

The lawyers of our office that will lead the mentoring from Chile will be Carolina Bawlitza, counsel of the Free Competition area and Teresa Fernández, counsel of the Real Estate area.

Nace red ProCompetencia y lanzan libro que reunirá en Chile en un seminario internacional a expertos mundiales del área

El Mercurio – August 18, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza is part of this network of experts in Competition

Libre competencia en tiempos de apps 

Pulse – July 14, 2019

‘One should be careful in the use of competition law for things that were not conceived. If there is a data protection problem, you have to work on that.‘ Carolina Bawlitza, Counsel of DLA Piper Chile.

Chile’s antitrust watchdog raises merger threshold

Latin Lawyer – April 8, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza comments in an article about Competition Law in Chile

Supermercados fijan estrategia legal ante Corte Suprema para rebatir multa del TDLC 

Diario Financiero – March 11, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza comments on the pronouncement of the Tribunal for the Defense of Competition (TDLC) on the case of collusion of supermarkets in the marketing of chicken meat.

Expertos dicen que colusión marca un hito y advierten riesgos en relación con proveedores

El Mercurio – March 2, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza comments on the pronouncement of the Tribunal for the Defense of Competition (TDLC) on the case of collusion of supermarkets in the marketing of chicken meat.

Las tres dudas que deja el fallo de la colusión de los supermercados

La Segunda – March 1, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza comments on the pronouncement of the Tribunal for the Defense of Competition (TDLC) on the case of collusion of supermarkets in the marketing of chicken meat.

TDLC aplica multas por poco más de US$ 12 millones contra supermercados en caso colusión de los pollos

Pulso Internet – March 1, 2019

Carolina Bawlitza comments on the pronouncement of the Tribunal for the Defense of Competition (TDLC) on the case of collusion of supermarkets in the marketing of chicken meat.

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