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European Law and Competition

The firm provides assistance to its clients in all areas of European and national law on competition: merger control, horizontal and vertical agreements, abuse of dominant position and State aid and services of general economic interest.

We work with our clients to identify the optimum solutions for complex juridical and commercial questions.

We represent national and foreign companies and public entities in administrative procedures before the Competition Authority and the European Commission, as well as in litigation before the European courts and the national courts.

In this area we draw attention to our experience in the application of competition rules to the most varied sectors of the economy, in particular to regulated sectors, such as energy, electronic communications, financial services, transport (air, sea and land), social communication, pharmaceutical products and water and waste, as well as to the advertising, distribution, food and beverages and tourism sectors.

Within the scope of European Union law, the firm accompanies public and private entities in navigating the internal market, dealing with issues pertaining to the free movement of capital, free provision of services and the right of establishment, as well as in matters of fiscal harmonization, structural fund regimes and the common agricultural policy, drawing upon our breadth of experience in contentious proceedings before the European courts.

Our activity also covers cases brought before the European Court of Human Rights, where we have successfully represented the interests of individual and legal persons in cases of violations by the Portuguese public authorities of the rules of the European Convention on Human Rights.