Luís D. S. Morais

Luís Silva Morais & Associados
Lawyer (Partner)

Luís Domingos Silva Morais was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in October 2, 1966. Doctor in Law (PhD) (2005) (Thesis, “Joint Ventures in EC Competition Law”) - University of Lisbon Law School (FDL), where he also obtained his Law Degree and concluded his Masters degree in Law (1996) (Thesis, “Merger Control and Competition Policy in the EC”). He has served in several graduation courses in Portuguese and foreign Universities. Author of numerous books and multiple articles in the field of Finance Law, Economic Law, EC Law and, in particular, Competition Law. Professor at University of Lisbon Law School (FDL), Professor at the Department of European Studies of FDL (“Instituto Europeu”) and at Department of Economic, Finance and Tax Law of FDL (“Instituto de Direito Económico Financeiro e Fiscal” - “IDEFF”). Vice-President of IDEFF and Member of the Board of Directors of IE. Founding member and General Secretary of the Inter-Universities Association of European Studies (“AREP”). Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association since 1990, having practised mainly in the areas of Economic Law, Financial Law, EC Law and both EC and Portuguese Competition Law (e.g. monitoring several multinational concentration control procedures). Member of the Board of Directors and of the Supervisory Board in several companies - 1991-1995. Legal Consultant of the Board of Directors of FINANGESTE - Empresa Financeira de Gestão e Desenvolvimento, [a financial institution controlled by the Portuguese Central Bank (Bank of Portugal) - 1990-1995]. Chief of Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Treasury and Finance, 1995-1998. Member of the Board of Directors [Executive Member] of the Portuguese Supervisory Authority of Insurance and Pension Funds (“Instituto de Seguros de Portugal”) (1998-1999-2000). First Vice-President of IAIFA (International Association Against Fraud in Insurance) - 1998-2001. Vice-President of the Economic and Financial Council of the Ministry of Finance - Special Advisory Unit for the Privatization of Public Companies since 2001. He has been a member of several Ministerial Working Groups that prepared draft laws in various economic areas, including, e.g., as member of the Ministerial Working Group that prepared the Portuguese Securities Law (“Código dos Valores Mobiliários”), until 1998, as member of the Ministerial Working Group that prepared the Portuguese Law on State-Owned Companies (1998-1999), and as member of the Ministerial Working Group that prepared the General Law on the Management of State-Owned Companies and other Public Institutions (2006). He is a frequent speaker in leading Conferences on Economic and EC Law. Languages: Portuguese, English, French, Italian, Spanish.

Linked authors

University of Tilburg - Center for Law and Economics (TILEC)
New University of Lisboa

Articles

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Luís D. S. Morais The Lisbon Court of Commerce acquits the telecommunications incumbent and the NCA appeals to the Lisbon Appeals Court in a case dealing with the essential infrastructures doctrine (PT Comunicações Conduit Network)

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Two major and striking developments occurred in the course of March 2010 in Portugal as regards the enforcement of competition Law. On the one hand, on the 2nd of March the Lisbon Commercial Court has ruled on the so called “PTC Conduit Network Case”, which referred to a Portuguese Competition (...)

Luís D. S. Morais The Portuguese Competition Authority adopts landmark decision concerning an abuse of dominant position case in the Internet broadband access markets (PT and ZON)

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In the beginning of September, 2009, the Portuguese Competition Authority (hereinafter, ’ADC’) has adopted a decision concerning an important case of abuse of dominant position in the wholesale and retail markets for internet broadband access. This decision confirms the special attention that the (...)

Luís D. S. Morais The Portuguese Competition Authority insists on adopting a new decision about a price cartel case in which its previous ruling was annulled by Courts (Cerealis / Milling cartel)

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In the beginning of July 2009, the Portuguese Competition Authority (hereinafter, ’ADC’) has adopted a decision imposing significant fines to a group of eleven undertakings active in the market of bread making and milling (this being a very sensitive market since its functioning determines the (...)

Luís D. S. Morais The Portuguese Competition Authority condemns a provider of wholesale services for abusive practices in wholesale communications markets (Portugal Telecom Group)

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The Portuguese Competition Authority (“Autoridade da Concorrência”, hereinafter ‘ADC’), has adopted on the 1st September 2008 an important decision concerning abusive practices by PT Comunicações SA (hereinafter ‘PTC’), which is a part of Portugal Telecom Group, the former incumbent and monopolistic (...)

Luís D. S. Morais The Portuguese Competition Authority fines the telecom incumbent for abuse of a dominant position raising the issue of the interplay between the application of national and EC competition laws and application of ’ex ante’ sectoral regulation (PT Comunicações)

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In the last quarter of 2008 the Portuguese Competition Authority (hereinafter, ‘ADC’) has adopted an important decision concerning discount practices of PT Comunicações, which is part of the Portugal Telecom Group, the former monopolist operator in the Portuguese electronic communications sector. (...)

Luís D. S. Morais The Portuguese Competition Authority adopts a new decision concerning a cartel of pharmaceutical companies following a decision of the Lisbon Commercial Court (Abbot, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Menarini)

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On 17 January 2008 the Portuguese Competition Authority (hereinafter ‘CA’) has approved a new decision concerning two previous cases, which have now been appended, and referring to two cartels on the pharmaceutical sector involving the companies Abbott, Bayer, Menarini and Johnson & Johnson. (...)

Luís D. S. Morais The Lisbon Appeal Court confirms a major NCA’s cartel decision paving the way for a robust practice of control of anticompetitive agreements in Portugal (’Salt Cartel’ - Salexpor, Salmex, Vitasal)

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The recent Lisbon Appeal Court (“Tribunal da Relação de Lisboa”) decision, of 7 November 2007 is, for several reasons, noteworthy, in the context of Portuguese competition policy. After the major reform of Portuguese Competition Law of 2003, concerning both substantive law and the institutional (...)

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