A Portuguese Court substantially upholds the competition authority’s decision finding the association of veterinaries liable for imposing minimum fees (Portuguese Veterinary Medical Association)

An appeal was lodged by the Portuguese Professional Association of Veterinaries (“VMA”) after the Portuguese Competition Authority's (the “PCA”) decision that found the VMA's code of ethics to be in breach of Article 4(1) of Law 18/2003 of 11 June (the “Portuguese Competition Act”) and of Article 81(1) of the EC Treaty [1]. The appeal was brought before the Commercial Court of Lisbon - the first instance competition court of appeal in Portugal (the “Court”) - and the related judgment was issued on 12 January 2006. In terms of background, the appellant (VMA), was found liable by the PCA for infringing the mentioned competition law provisions on prohibited practices. VMA approved and maintained a code of ethics since December 1996 that resulted in the imposition of minimum fees to be applied

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Joaquim Caimoto Duarte, A Portuguese Court substantially upholds the competition authority’s decision finding the association of veterinaries liable for imposing minimum fees (Portuguese Veterinary Medical Association), 12 January 2006, e-Competitions Effect on interstate trade, Art. N° 14767

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