Organisation: Competition Authority (Portugal)

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

Enforcement in labour markets can help reduce inflation, Portuguese economist says

Tougher enforcement in labour markets can help tackle inflation driven by worker shortages, the Portuguese Competition Authority’s chief economist has said.

27 February 2023

Super Bock fails in bid to restart Portuguese class action

A Portuguese court has confirmed the suspension of a class action claim against Super Bock, after the brewing company pushed to have it restarted while simultaneously appealing against an infringement decision on which it is partly based.

24 February 2023

Portugal Q&A

Featured in Private Litigation Guide - Third Edition

A discussion of private litigation in Portugal, focusing on the commencement of private antitrust action, damages, costs and funding, class actions and more.

22 November 2021

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