The European Antitrust Review 2016

Portugal: Overview

After the entry into force of a new Competition Act in 2012, 2013 saw a new president and a new board of the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA) being appointed. In 2014 the government approved the new by-laws of the Competition Authority, further to the adoption of a framework law applicable to all regulators. The past few years show that the Authority took up the challenge of totally renewing its institutional armour as it celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013. It is now fully geared up and curiosity runs high to see how much die-hard enforcement will benefit from these changes.

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