Region: Portugal

Portuguese brewer faces €400 million antitrust damages claim

A consumer protection group has filed Portugal’s second-ever opt-out competition damages class action claim, seeking up to €400 million from brewing company Super Bock for imposing minimum resale prices on wholesalers and retailers

16 December 2020

Portugal

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Most of Portugal’s competition practices are advising companies in relation to a series of food retail sector hub-and-spoke cartel probes opened by the Portuguese Competition Authority.

11 December 2020

Ex-MEP leads Portuguese class action against Mastercard

A specially-formed consumer group has filed Portugal’s first-ever opt-out antitrust damages claim, aiming to compensate all of the country’s consumers for overcharges allegedly passed on by Mastercard’s anticompetitive interchange fees.

04 December 2020

Portugal fines telecoms cartel as second probe continues

The Portuguese Competition Authority has imposed an €84 million fine on Altice’s local subsidiary MEO for colluding to fix prices and share markets with virtual mobile network operator NOWO, which escaped a penalty as the leniency applicant.

04 December 2020

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

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