Frederico Pereira Coutinho

Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira (Lisbon)
Lawyer (Partner)

Director of Portugal of Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira and member of the firm’s Board of Directors, since July 2015. Partner of Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira since 1996. The main projects on which he has advised in recent years include company acquisitions, the negotiation of joint ventures, foreign investment, the negotiation of contracts, real estate and tourism projects, notifications to the Portuguese competition authority, and consultancy services regarding anti-competitive practices. Mr. Coutinho is member of Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira’s German Desk.

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Gleiss Lutz (Stuttgart)
Entidade Nacional para o Mercado dos Combustíveis, E.P.E. (Portuguese National Entity for Fuel Market)
Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira (Lisbon)
Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira (Lisbon)

Articles

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Frederico Pereira Coutinho, Stéphanie Sá Silva The Portuguese Competition Authority conditionally clears a merger in Phase II in the pay-TV market (TV Cabo/Bragatel, Pluricanal Leiria, Pluricanal Santarém)

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On 21 November 2008, the Competition Authority decided not to oppose a concentration in the subscription television market subject to conditions and obligations, whereby CATVP - TV Cabo Portugal, S.A. (“TV Cabo”) acquired sole control over three competitors: Bragatel - Companhia de Televisão por (...)

Ana Kéri, Frederico Pereira Coutinho The Portuguese Competition Authority announces the withdrawal of a merger notification in phase II in the market of refining, transport, distribution, marketing, exploitation and search activities of crude oil and its derivatives and natural gas (Petrogal / Fuel Stations)

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On 16 January 2009, the Portuguese Competition Autority (Autoridade da Concorrência : “AdC”), pursuant to Article 112 (1) of the Code of Administrative Procedure, announced the lapsing of the notification proceedings regarding the acquisition, by the undertaking Petróleos de Portugal - Petrogal, (...)

Ana Kéri, Frederico Pereira Coutinho The Portuguese Competition Authority clears in Phase I a merger between two strong players of the food industry (Campofrío/Groupe Smithfield)

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On 14 August 2008, the Portuguese Competition Autority (Autoridade da Concorrência : “AdC”) approved a merger control decision pursuant to Law 18/2003, of 11 June (the Portuguese Competition Act), of non-opposition to the merger between Campofrío Alimentación, S.A. (“Campofrío”) and Groupe (...)

Frederico Pereira Coutinho, Rita Teles Branco The Portuguese Competition Authority conditionally clears the acquisition of sole control over the rights to exploit hydroelectric power stations (EDP - Gestão da Produção de Energia and EDIA - Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-Estruturas de Alqueva)

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On 14 January 2008, EDP notified the Competition Authority (“AdC”) of the acquisition of sole control over the rights held by EDIA to exploit Alqueva and Pedrógão hydroelectric power stations. Through this transaction, EDIA assigned to EDP the rights it had been conferred upon by the Portuguese (...)

Frederico Pereira Coutinho, Rita Leandro Vasconcelos The Portuguese Competition Authority blocks a merger in the highways operation sector but the Minister of Economy finally overturns the Competition Authority’s decision (AEA / Brisa - AEO)

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NB: This case is referrenced under two different dates: 7 April 2006 for the NCA’s decision, and 7 June 2006 for the Minister’s decision. The comment below concerns these two decisions. On 24 March 2005, Brisa - Auto-Estradas de Portugal, S.A. (“Brisa”), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Via (...)

Frederico Pereira Coutinho, Rita Leandro Vasconcelos The Portuguese Competition Authority blocks a merger in the highways operation sector but the Minister of Economy finally overturns the Competition Authority’s decision (AEA / Brisa - AEO)

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NB: This case is referrenced under two different dates: 7 April 2006 for the NCA’s decision, and 7 June 2006 for the Minister’s decision. The comment below concerns these two decisions. On 24 March 2005, Brisa - Auto-Estradas de Portugal, S.A. (“Brisa”), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Via (...)

Ana Kéri, Frederico Pereira Coutinho The Lisbon Court of Commerce reduces the fines applied by the Portuguese NCA’s for selling products at a price lower than its effective purchase price (Gestiretalho)

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On 18 January 2006, the Lisbon Court of Commerce partially admitted the appeal filed by Gestiretalho - Gestão e Consultoria para a Distribuição a Retalho, S.A. against the Portuguese Competition Authority. The Portuguese Competition Authority had found in 2003 (precise date not available) that (...)

Frederico Pereira Coutinho, Rita Teles Branco The Portuguese Competition Authority blocks a merger in the market for passenger road and rail public transport service in spite of proposed remedies (ATMS - Arriva Transportes da Margem Sul / Barraqueiro SGPS - Arriva Investimentos SGPS)

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The present concentration was the first decision from the Competition Authority (“AdC”) prohibiting a merger in Portugal. It was notified to the AdC on 22 November 2004 and consisted of the acquisition of joint control by Barraqueiro SGPS, S.A. (“Barraqueiro”) and Arriva Investimentos SGPS, S.A. (...)

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