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Portugal: Regulator conducts dawn raids on advertising companies

 |  October 10, 2018

The Portuguese Competition Authority (Autoridade da Concorrência – AdC) confirmed that it carried out dawn raids in the last few days at the premises of two associations of advertising companies, following suspicions of concerted practices in procurement procedures launched by advertisers.

In the context of this investigation for anticompetitive practices and under the powers provided by the Competition Act, the AdC carried out these dawn raids in the district of Lisbon.

The dawn raids were carried out by case handlers of the AdC, in cooperation with the Department of Criminal Investigation and Police officers.

The AdC ordered the infringement procedure to be subject to secrecy taking into account that the interest behind the investigation would not be duly safeguarded should the procedure be made public.

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