Bilateral meeting between the Portuguese and Norwegian Competition Authorities

The Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC), and the Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) held a bilateral meeting on May 19 and 20 with the purpose of exchanging experiences on topics of common interest.

The agenda included discussions on anticompetitive behaviour in large retail (including “hub-and-spoke” arrangements), bid-rigging in public procurement, collusion in digital markets, anticompetitive agreements in the labour market (including no-poach), banking and online pharmaceutical markets, as well as efficient investigation techniques.

The director general of the Norwegian Competition Authority, Tina Søreide said:  – We are extremely pleased and happy about this bilateral meeting. It offers a unique opportunity for discussing common challenges in law enforcement and advocacy with a highly competent counterpart.

The president of the AdC, Margarida Matos Rosa, stated that: – This was an important opportunity to discuss how competition enforcement and policy can provide for more competitive, efficient and open markets. This is especially relevant given the context of economic recovery and increased digitization.

Tina Søreide, Director General of the Norwegian Competition Authority, and Margarida Matos Rosa, The Director General of the Portuguese Competition Authority.