Cruz Vilaça Advogados (Lisbon)

Rita Leandro Vasconcelos

Cruz Vilaça Advogados (Lisbon)
Lawyer (Partner)

Rita Leandro Vasconcelos is a lawyer whose professional activity has focused on competition law and European Union law. In her years of practice as a lawyer, she has advised on restrictive practices cases in sectors as diverse as banking, infrastructure, transportation, electronic communications, pharmaceutical, professional orders, among others. Her professional experience also includes the design and analysis of distribution systems, the analysis of pricing and discount systems, and the conduct of competition law compliance programs. Also noteworthy is advising on complex mergers (including multi-jurisdictional notifications) in sectors such as air transport, energy, financial markets, highways, communications and consumer goods, among others, and state aid advice. She also has experience of competition law litigation before the national courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union. She was a lecturer at the School of Law of the University of Lisbon and collaborates very often in postgraduate and other courses at this University and at the Shool of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University.

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Articles

2421 Bulletin

Rita Leandro Vasconcelos The EU General Court considers that the Commission did not succeed to show to the requisite legal standard that the tax rulings entailed a selective advantage and annuls its decision (Apple)

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On 15 July the General Court (‘GC’) delivered its judgment concerning the appeals lodged by Ireland, on the one hand, and Apple Sales International (‘ASI’) and Apple Operations Europe (‘AOE’) (together, ‘Apple’), on the other, against a Commission decision finding the Irish tax rulings granted to Apple (...)

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 (Brisa / AEA/ 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 (...)

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