Region: Portugal

Portugal fines teleradiology cartellist

The Portuguese Competition Authority has ordered a local subsidiary of global medical services company Unilabs Group to pay a €5 million cartel fine for rigging bids for teleradiology services.

01 November 2022

Spain and Portugal run joint dawn raids under new cooperation agreement

The Portuguese and Spanish antitrust watchdogs have jointly raided a wood chip company in Spain over potential market-sharing and unlawful information exchanges.

26 October 2022

PLMJ recruits from Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Alexandra Dias Henriques has left Gómez-Acebo & Pombo to join PLMJ as senior counsel in Lisbon.

17 October 2022

Portugal issues ninth fine in retail hub-and-spoke cartel

The Portuguese Competition Authority has sanctioned three supermarket chains and an alcoholic beverage supplier, after issuing a ninth infringement decision in its wide-ranging probe into retail hub-and-spoke cartels.

15 September 2022

EU takes over Portuguese Google ad tech probe

The Portuguese Competition Authority has handed over a previously undisclosed investigation into Google to the European Commission after the authorities agreed that it overlaps with an EU probe launched into the same conduct last June.

12 September 2022

Portugal issues record gun-jumping fine

The Portuguese Competition Authority has imposed its highest-ever sanction on a company for gun jumping, fining a major charity €2.5 million for failing to notify its acquisition of control over a national Red Cross hospital.

08 September 2022

Portugal focuses on public bid-rigging amid growing inflation concerns

Portugal’s antitrust enforcer has doubled down on its enforcement against public procurement cartels amidst rising inflation, while urging governments not to implement price controls to tackle the rising cost of living.

17 August 2022

Portuguese court upholds abuse fine against energy supplier

Portugal’s specialist competition court has upheld the national antitrust enforcer’s decision to fine the country’s largest energy producer €48 million for abusing its dominance but reduced the scope of the infringement by nine months.

15 August 2022

Overlapping class actions present novel scenario for Portuguese regime

Two recently filed parallel opt-out class actions against Apple and Google that mirror a pair of lawsuits launched against the same companies earlier this year will force Portugal’s specialist competition court to decide for the first time how to handle overlapping claims.

29 July 2022

Portugal accuses SIBS of market foreclosure through tying

Portugal’s antitrust enforcer has accused the country’s largest interbank network of abusive tying, four years after first warning that the scheme could be hindering the development of the national fintech market.

29 July 2022

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