The Portuguese Parliament approves the bill proposed by the Government establishing a leniency regime (Law 29 June 2006)

The Portuguese Parliament has just approved, on the 29th of June 2006, the bill proposed by the Government (proposal 64/X) establishing for the first time in Portugal a leniency regime under competition law. The Act was adopted with the favourable votes of the Socialist Party, Social Democratic Party and the Christian Democrat Party and the negative votes from the Communists and other minor left wing parties. The new act will not modify the Portuguese Competition Law (Law n° 18/2003, of June 11th, hereinafter, “Competition Law”), but the new leniency program will be applied by the Autoridade da Concorrência (the Portuguese Competition Authority, or “AdC”), established in 2003 under the legislative reform then adopted, in line with the

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Miguel Gorjão-Henriques, The Portuguese Parliament approves the bill proposed by the Government establishing a leniency regime (Law 29 June 2006), 29 June 2006, e-Competitions June 2006, Art. N° 1395

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