Organisation: Competition Authority (Portugal)

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

Margarida Matos Rosa: the exit interview

Margarida Matos Rosa stepped down as president of the Portuguese Competition Authority in March at the end of her six-year term. She spoke to GCR about the impending threat that ChatGPT could pose to competition, why agencies need to be able to tackle cartels together globally and the importance of antitrust enforcement in fighting inflation.

28 April 2023

Portugal hits supermarkets with final hub-and-spoke fine

The Portuguese Competition Authority has issued its tenth and final round of cartel sanctions against three major supermarket chains, bringing a wide-ranging retail sector probe to a close after levying more than €686 million in fines.

27 April 2023

Portuguese court overturns €42 million insurance cartel fines

A Portuguese court has overturned the national competition authority’s €42 million fine on two insurance providers for failing to prove they participated in a market-sharing cartel, marking the first time it has fully annulled such penalties.

26 April 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

CRA promotes in London

Charles River Associates has promoted Uğur Akgün and Vicki Mertzanidou to vice president in London.

30 March 2023

AG Rantos: Non-competes between potential rivals can restrict competition

Non-compete clauses agreed between potential rivals operating in separate markets must be interpreted as an unlawful market sharing conspiracy unless proven to be strictly necessary for the otherwise lawful partnership, an advocate general at the EU’s top court has said.

02 March 2023

Portugal has “pipeline” of no-poach cases, agency head says

The Portuguese Competition Authority’s first-ever no-poach case spurred a stream of employee tip-offs and company leniency requests that has led to further investigations in labour markets, Margarida Matos Rosa has said.

02 March 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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