European and Competition

Competition issues are increasingly complex but essential to the success of business and to avoid financial exposure. In recent years a greater number of transactions, contracts and business practices have been subject to complex legal scrutiny on the part of competition authorities. The Portuguese competition authority has become more sophisticated in recent years and has wide-ranging powers of enforcement. The regulatory environment created by the liberalization of various industries is reinforcing the importance of competition authorities, which presents both challenges and opportunities. The impact of competition law goes to the very heart of the way companies structure their operations and organize their businesses.

Our competition practice offers depth of experience to assist clients to overcome the above challenges. Our team combines sound technical expertise with a commercial approach to complex and intricate competition issues at both a national and EU level. Our specialists pride themselves in having a deep understanding of a full spectrum of industrial, commercial and service sectors, which gives us an edge in providing the best advice in the most complex competition law challenges.

Our Experience
  • Merger control
  • Abuse of dominance
  • Concerted practices and restrictive agreements
  • State aid
  • False or misleading advertising
  • Cartel and market investigations
  • Sectoral regulation