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Lei 14.470/22 (tradução português-inglês)

A Lei trouxe alterações à Lei de Defesa da Concorrência (Lei 12.529/11), trazendo diretrizes para ações de reparação por infrações à ordem econômica.



Publicada em 17/11/2022, a Lei nº 14.470 trouxe alterações à Lei de Defesa da Concorrência (Lei 12.529/11). A alteração legislativa teve por objetivo esclarecer e reforçar as ações judiciais para reparação de danos causados por infrações à ordem econômica.


Dentre as alterações trazidas pela lei, temos:

  • Direito ao ressarcimento em dobro pelos prejuízos sofridos em razão de cartel;

  • Definição do prazo prescricional de 5 anos para ajuizamento de ações de reparação de danos;

  • A possibilidade de concessão de tutela de evidência apenas com base na decisão definitiva do CADE;

  • Estímulo à participação em programas de leniência e termos de cessação de conduta, uma vez que os signatários desses instrumentos não terão responsabilidade solidária pelos danos causados pelos demais participantes da conduta infrativa.

A lei reforça o combate às infrações à ordem econômica, além de trazer diretrizes processuais claras para a obtenção de reparação de danos causados por essas condutas.


Trazemos abaixo uma tradução deste normativo para o inglês. Disponibilizamos também uma tradução bicolunada desta lei, com texto em português e tradução lado a lado, através deste link.


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LAW No. 14.470, OF NOVEMBER 16, 2022



This law amends Law No. 12,529, of November 30, 2011 (Brazilian Competition Act), to establish new provisions applicable to repress violations of the economic order.


THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, I hereby make known that the National Congress decrees and I enact the following Law:


Art. 1 Law No. 12,529, of November 30, 2011 (Brazilian Competition Act), shall be amended with the following provisions:


“Art. 47.


§ 1 The aggrieved parties shall be entitled to double compensation for the losses suffered due to violations of the economic order established in items I and II of § 3 of Art. 36 of this Law, without prejudice to the application of administrative and criminal sanctions.


§ 2 The provisions of § 1 of this Article do not apply to co-authors of violation of the economic order who have entered into a leniency agreement or signed cease-and-desist commitments, compliance with which has been attested by Cade. These parties will only be responsible for the damages caused to the aggrieved parties.


§ 3 The signatories of the leniency agreement and the cease-and-desist commitments are responsible only for the damage they have caused to the injured parties. They do not have joint and several liability for the damages caused by the other authors of the violation of the economic order.


§ 4 The passing on of overpricing is not presumed in the cases of the violations of the economic order established in items I and II of § 3 of art. 36 of this Law, and proving it is incumbent upon the defendant that alleges it." (NR)


Art. 2 Law No. 12,529, of November 30, 2011 (Brazilian Competition Act), is amended by the addition of the following articles 46-A and 47-A respectively added to Chapters IV and V of Title V:


“Art. 46-A. When the action for damages is based on the right established in art. 47 of this Law, the limitation period will not runduring the administrative inquiry or administrative proceeding being processed by the Brazilian Antitrust Authority (CADE).


§ 1 The action for damages must be filed within 5 (five) years of the alleged infractions to the economic order established in art. 36 of this Law, starting from the unequivocal knowledge of the antitrust violation.


§ 2 The unequivocal knowledge of the violation is defined by the date of publication of the final judgment of the administrative proceeding by the Brazilian Antitrust Authority (CADE)."


“Art. 47-A. The decision of the Plenary of the Tribunal described in Art. 93 of this Law may substantiate the granting of relief on the basis of prima facie evidence, allowing the judge to preliminarily decide on the actions provided for in Art. 47 of this Law.


Art. 3 This Law becomes effective as of its publication date.

Brasília, November 16, 2022; 201st from Independence and 134th from Republic.


JAIR MESSIAS BOLSONARO


Anderson Gustavo Torres


This text does not replace the one published in the Official Gazette on 11/17/2022



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