Law: Competition Act (2012/19) (Portugal)

Portugal targets pricing conspiracy linked to rising inflation

An association of condo management providers blamed rising inflation when unlawfully fixing minimum fee caps for its members, a chargesheet issued by Portugal’s Competition Authority has claimed.

12 September 2023

Lawyers back Portuguese antitrust head over conflicts dispute

Margrethe Vestager is right not to get involved in the new head of the Portuguese Competition Authority’s decision to only recuse himself from certain banking and energy cases, lawyers in Portugal have said.

24 August 2023

Sony hit with another class action claim in Europe

Sony will have to fight off another proposed class action claim after a Portuguese consumer rights group filed an opt-out lawsuit alleging it overcharges customers for PlayStation games.

08 August 2023

PLMJ adds to partnership in Lisbon

Portuguese firm PLMJ has promoted Rita Aleixo Gregório to its partnership, making her the only female competition partner among the country’s three biggest law firms.

17 July 2023

CS'Associados hires new competition head from Morais Leitão

Gonçalo Machado Borges has joined Portuguese law firm CS'Associados after 17 years at Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares Da Silva & Associados.

10 July 2023

Portugal accuses food supplement supplier of RPM

The Portuguese Competition Authority has sent a statement of objections alleging that food supplement supplier Dietmed forced distributors to abide by set prices for six years.

30 May 2023

Telles hires from CS Associados

Margarida Rosado da Fonseca, the former mergers chief at the Portuguese Competition Authority, has left her role as head of competition at CS Associados to join the partnership at rival law firm Telles.

18 May 2023

Portugal deepens probe into Vodafone acquisition

The Portuguese Competition Authority has opened a Phase II probe into Vodafone’s €150 million purchase of MasMovil subsidiary Nowo, warning the deal would remove an important 5G competitor from the country’s telecommunications market.

06 April 2023

Portugal settles with local power cable cartel

The Portuguese Competition Authority has fined three power cable manufacturers over €2 million for rigging bids for the supply of extra-high-voltage cords.

01 March 2023

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