Rating Enforcement 2019

Portugal's Competition Authority

05 September 2019

Star Rating:      Performance:   Head of Agency: Margarida Matos Rosa Portugal’s Competition Authority (AdC) spent much of 2018 wading through the vast swathes of data it collected during 2017’s hectic schedule of dawn raids. Observers acknowledge that a subsequent lull was inevitable as they continue to praise the agency’s enforcement drive, but some think it could have done more – and raise concerns about an overly theoretical approach. The enforcer touts its success against procedural challenges but practitioners remain sceptical.