Practice Areas

EU and competition law


We have the experience necessary to assist our clients in any competition law or European Union law matter, regardless of its size and complexity.

In the area of competition law, we advise our clients in proceedings relating to possible cartels, abuses of dominant position and vertical restraints, as well as in merger control and state aid cases.

We have played a role in several of the most important competition cases involving companies operating in Portugal, from sectors as diverse as financial, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and food distribution. Our experience includes dealing with cases before the Portuguese Competition Authority and the European Commission, and with cases before the courts and arbitral tribunals.

Our team is skilled in implementing compliance programmes and provides ongoing support for the commercial activities of our corporate clients to identify and prevent potential risks of violation of competition rules. This advice also focuses on legal matters relating to competition, in particular, the rules applicable to individual trade-restrictive practices, which include selling at a loss or refusal to sell.

In the area of European Union law, we have vast experience in areas such as structural funds, the common agricultural policy and the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital. We frequently represent clients before the European Commission and the courts of the European Union.

We also regularly handle proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of individuals and businesses.


There are several points I would like to highlight: they have been proactive, in that we never need to ask them about the case as they always proactively let us know. Besides the legal knowledge of the field, the team also showed good knowledge of the business side. They did their homework and were quite familiar with us. There are no improvements that I can remember - in every single aspect they have been better than we expected.
Chambers Europe
2019 Competition Law Recommended Tier 1

"Clients reports the team is very co-ordinated so you get information quickly and the right advice," praising the "good communication" of the lawyers."

2018 Competition Law Recommended Tier 1

"Interviewees acknowledge the team's market insight, highlighting its "extensive knowledge in competition matters, which includes a broad understanding of what is going on in other countries.""

2017 Competition Law Recommended Tier 1

"Its strongest points are without a doubt their effectiveness in accomplishing the task that we give them in a very short time."

The Legal 500
2019 EU and Competition Recommended Tier 1
2017 EU and Competition Recommended Tier 1
Best Lawyers
2019 Competition / Antitrust Law Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
2017 Other Recommended Lawyer Other Recommended Lawyer
2018 Other Recommended Lawyer Other Recommended Lawyer
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