The AdC accused a corporate group of abusing its dominant position in the payments sector* The Portuguese Competition Authority (Autoridade da Concorrência, AdC) issued a Statement of Objections against a corporate group for tying behavior which may restrict competition and innovation in the payments sector. Following an investigation, the AdC concluded that there are strong indicia that access to certain important payment services (primary services) was made conditional on the purchase of other set of services (secondary services) from the same corporate group. Furthermore, access solely to the primary services was not

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