The Portuguese Competition Authority approves guidelines implementing the new competition law

Between December 2012 and February 2013, the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA), in the use of its regulatory powers, adopted a series of guidelines and orientations that it was due to adopt under the new Competition Act (Law 19/2012, of 8 May). These guidelines regard the issues of: (1) leniency [1] (Regulation 1/2013), (2) the Priorities for 2013 (adopted on 24 December, 2012) [2], (3) the guidelines regarding the calculation of fines (adopted on 26 December 2012) [3], (4) the Guidelines regarding the preliminary evaluation in merger proceedings (adopted on 31 December 2012) [4], and (5) the Guidelines regarding priorities in the use of its sanctioning powers (1 February 2013) [5]. Furthermore, the PCA has also launched a public consultation concerning (6) Draft Guidelines on

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Miguel Gorjão-Henriques, Miguel Sousa Ferro, The Portuguese Competition Authority approves guidelines implementing the new competition law, 29 November 2012, e-Competitions November 2012, Art. N° 51009

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