Organisation: Competition Authority (Portugal)

Portugal sends SO to audiovisual trade association

The Portuguese Competition Authority has accused a business association of setting minimum prices that its members must charge for audiovisual services in the advertising, television and film production industries.

27 November 2023

ECJ rules non-competes between potential rivals can limit competition

Non-compete clauses between possible competitors in separate markets may fall foul of EU competition rules if they are not strictly necessary to an agreement, the EU’s highest court has said.

26 October 2023

Portuguese court upholds record RPM fine against Super Bock

Super Bock is challenging a Portuguese appellate court’s decision to uphold a record €24 million resale price maintenance fine by the country's competition watchdog.

21 September 2023

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

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

RPM a by object infringement but some analysis of harm still required, ECJ says

Resale price maintenance agreements should only be treated as by object infringements if they are accompanied by analysis confirming the conduct caused sufficient harm to competition, the EU’s top court has said in a preliminary ruling.

29 June 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

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