Juan Ignacio Donoso

Juan Ignacio Donoso is a senior associate in the Antitrust Practice Group of Baker McKenzie’s Santiago office. He has substantive experience in the antitrust field, specifically in cartel and abuses of dominance cases. Prior to joining the Firm in 2017, he worked for eight years in the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE), the Chilean Antitrust Agency where he recently served as deputy head of the Antitrust Division and lead significant antitrust investigations including the poultry cartel case (2011), the passenger transport cartel (2011), and several abuse of dominance cases. He also drafted the current FNE's leniency guidelines (2017). Juan Ignacio also teaches antitrust law in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Law School. Juan Ignacio focuses on competition/antitrust law, and also practices in litigation and arbitration.

On March 13, 2020, the President of the Republic of Chile submitted to the Congress a bill to increase criminal sanctions to cartels, and to provide the Fiscalía Nacional Económica (FNE), the Chilean Competition Authority, with new techniques for their investigations. If this bill is approved, will it open a new stage to cartel enforcement in the country? Background On October 18 2019, a social unrest began in Chile. Millions of Chileans took to the…