The Portuguese Competition Authority considers mere coordinated contacts between two companies can consubstantiate a merger (Zon/Ar Telecom concentration)

I. Introduction On December 9, 2011, the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA) was notified of a concentration under which Zon TV Cabo Portugal (Zon) notified the acquisition of a group of assets, specifically the residential customers of AR Telecom – Acesso e Redes de Telecomunicações (AR Telecom), subscribers of internet, fixed telephone and television services. The notification was made following an ex officio request by the Competition Authority to ZON, as the former determined that the transfer of the assets at stake involved a concentration for the purposes of the Competition Act subject to mandatory notification to the authority. According to the decision these residential clients, prior to the termination of the provision of such services by AR Telecom, were transferred to ZON

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  • Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (Porto)
  • Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (Porto)

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Carlos Botelho Moniz, Eduardo Maia Cadete, The Portuguese Competition Authority considers mere coordinated contacts between two companies can consubstantiate a merger (Zon/Ar Telecom concentration), 1 March 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2012, Art. N° 48572

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