Competition & EU

AA has a regular and longstanding experience in the areas of European Union law and Competition Law in Portugal and in the EU, and represents international companies and some of the largest national companies. Our team includes highly skilled lawyers with longstanding experience in Competition Law, EU Law and Economic Regulation.

AA's competition practice include, inter alia, merger control procedures, cartel cases and abuse of dominant position, horizontal and vertical agreements, State aids, private enforcement of competition rules in national courts, implementation of compliance programs, training of business executives, and restrictive trade practices (including sales below cost, refusal to sell goods and services, abusive trade practices, discriminatory prices and trade terms).

 In the context of European Union law, AA represents Clients in particular in EU litigation and internal market.

AA has experience in applying these rules to a wide range of sectors of the economy, including Transports (air, sea and land), Energy and Natural Resources, Food and Beverage, Distribution, Chemical Industry, TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology), Pharmaceutical and Healthcare. 

For companies and business associations, whether multinational or at a growing stage, monitoring the constant evolution of European and Competition rules can be complex and time-consuming, leading to new challenges and risks. For this reason AA team has professionals of recognized and proven experience and knowledge, not only as lawyers but also as university professors, and jurists in the Competition Authority. We work closely with the Client to maximize their chances of success in administrative and judicial litigation, and in general in all their projects, legal and regulatory issues, with proactive advice, with technical accuracy and professional rigor, seeking the best solution.

In these areas AA acts regularly in cooperation with leading international law firms, namely from the USA, UK, Spain, France, and Belgium.

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