Region: Portugal


30 October 2018

Portugal raids advertising associations

Portugal’s antitrust enforcer has raided two advertising industry associations over allegedly anticompetitive procurement procedures.

12 October 2018

Portugal alleges a cartel in rail maintenance

Portugal’s antitrust enforcer has accused five railway maintenance companies and six directors of allegedly colluding to fix prices and agree the winner of public contracts for the country’s national railway in 2014 and 2015.

17 September 2018

Portugal accuses energy producer of abuse of dominance

Portugal’s Competition Authority has alleged that EDP Produção limited the supply of electricity from its power plants that are under a subsidy regime so that it instead could provide service through plants that are under a market-based regime – increasing consumers’ electricity bills.

04 September 2018

Portugal begins proceedings against insurance cartel

Portugal’s Competition Authority has sent a statement of objections to five insurance companies, including Zurich’s local subsidiary, accusing them of operating a price-fixing and market-sharing cartel.

22 August 2018

Portugal hits Super Bock with RPM chargesheet

Portugal’s Competition Authority has sent a statement of objections to the brewer Super Bock Group and six of its directors for alleged resale price maintenance.

13 August 2018

Portuguese companies cancel merger after Phase II threat

Portugal’s competition watchdog has closed its investigation into Altice’s planned €440 million acquisition of Media Capital a day before it was set to refer the deal to Phase II, after the parties abandoned the deal rather than offer new commitments.

20 June 2018

ECJ: discriminatory pricing is not per se abusive

The European Court of Justice has ruled that a dominant company’s discriminatory pricing violates EU competition law only if it harms a downstream victim’s competitive position.

19 April 2018

Portugal lags in fintech, says competition authority

Portugal’s competition enforcer has called on the country’s financial regulators to facilitate financial and insurance technology by introducing “regulatory sandboxes” and adopting an EU directive on payment services.

17 April 2018

Junqueiro joins Vieira de Almeida in Lisbon

Ricardo Bordalo Junqueiro has left Cuatrecasas to join Vieira de Almeida & Associados as a partner in Lisbon.

20 February 2018

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