Region: Portugal

Portugal hits land surveyors association with SO

The Portuguese Competition Authority has issued a statement of objections to a land surveyors association over suspicions that it fixed the prices of its members’ services for 17 years.

13 November 2020

Portuguese court rejects ECJ’s Cogeco preliminary ruling

The European Court of Justice misinterpreted Portuguese law when it ruled that a domestic three-year limitation period for bringing antitrust damages claims was incompatible with EU law, a Portuguese court has said.

13 November 2020

Portugal fines advertising association for restricting tender bids

Portugal’s antitrust watchdog has fined an advertising agency association €3.6 million for restricting its members from participating in public tenders for ad services.

05 November 2020

Portugal blocks public transportation tie-up

Portugal’s antitrust watchdog has blocked public transport operator Rodoviária da Beira Interior’s planned purchase of competitor Grupo Fundão after an in-depth review found the deal would harm public procurement procedures.

08 October 2020

Portugal accuses mobile networks of Google search collusion

Portugal’s Competition Authority has accused the country’s four largest mobile operators of agreeing to withhold adverts from each other’s Google search results for telecommunications services.

20 July 2020

Portugal challenges more hub-and-spoke agreements

The Portuguese Competition Authority has accused six supermarket groups and a couple of drinks suppliers of fixing prices through two hub-and-spoke conspiracies, as the agency continues its wide-ranging probe into the food retail market.

06 July 2020

Portugal issues fourth food retail hub-and-spoke SO

The Portuguese Competition Authority has issued a statement of objections to three supermarket chains and a baked goods supplier as part of another investigation into price fixing in the food retail sector.

26 June 2020

Portugal uses interim measures in first no-poach probe

Portugal’s Competition Authority has used interim measures for the first time in over a decade to order the Portuguese Professional Football League to stop enforcing no-poach agreements between its teams.

27 May 2020

Algorithms pose “serious” competition risk, Portuguese enforcer claims

The president of Portugal’s competition authority has warned of a “future of rampant tacit collusion” brought about by advanced algorithms.

26 February 2020


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