Vieira de Almeida would like to announce the VdA Competition & EU Spring Conference that will be held online, on 18 June, between 9:30 am and 12 pm (WEST).

The conference will gather speakers from the OECD, the European Commission, the Portuguese Competition Authority and from the Competition and Markets Authority (UK) as well as the Competition & EU Partners at Vieira de Almeida, who will moderate the session’s panels (held partly in Portuguese and partly in English).

The session will provide an opportunity to discuss and clarify the participants in respect of the current main trends of enforcement and also to discuss the associated risks to cases of early implementation of operations of concentration (gun jumping).

Pre-registration is required, until June 16, by e-mail to: Invitations are limited.



Opening remarks            


Ricardo Junqueiro, Head of Practice Partner Competition & EU | VdA


Competition in Covid times – a multijurisdictional perspective


António Ferreira Gomes, Deputy Director – Head of Competition, Finance and Investment – Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs | OECD


Trends for competition enforcement:


- Prohibited Agreements


- Abuses of Dominant Position


- Urgent Measures


Moderator: Ricardo Junqueiro, Head of Practice Partner Competition & EU | VdA


Jorge Fernandes Ferreira, Head of Anti-Cartel Unit / Deputy Director of Antitrust Department | Portuguese Competition Authority


Lourenço Ventura, Director of the Legal Service | CMA


Nuno Epifânio, Case Handler DG COMP Unit D1 Antitrust: Payment Systems | EC


Gun jumping


Moderator: Nuno Ruiz, Group Senior Partner Public, Competition & Health / Competition & EU | VdA


Marco Ramondino, Case Handler DG COMP Unit A2 (Mergers) | EC


Rita Prates, Legal Advisor (Dep. Controlo de Concentrações) | Portuguese Competition Authority


Ruben Maximiano, Senior Competition Expert | OECD