The Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC) is a legal entity governed by Public Law, institutional in nature, endowed with own assets and administratively and financially autonomous.
In its internal structure, the AdC has as its highest body the Board, composed of the president and two members, and which is responsible for applying the legislation that promotes and defends competition, as well as the management of the AdC’s various departments and units.
The Board — president and members — is appointed by resolution of the Council of Ministers.
According to the AdC’s Statutes [in Portuguese], the Auditor is the body responsible for controlling the legality and the economic adequacy of the management of the Authority’s finances and assets. The Auditor is appointed by joint order of the ministers responsible for the areas of economy and finance, after consulting the Board of the AdC. The function is currently carried out by CFA – Cravo Fortes Antão & Associados, S.R.O.C. Lda, represented by João Paulo Mendes Marques.
To carry out its mission, the AdC is organized into core and support units:
The members of the AdC's Remuneration Committee are
Carlos Fernando Calhau Trigacheiro, Director Finance Inspector, appointed by the member of Government responsible for finance;
João Manuel Domingos da Silva Rolo, General Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transition, appointed by the member of Government responsible for the economy and digital transition;
Nuno Rocha de Carvalho, former Member of the Board of the AdC, appointed by the AdC.
Internal whistleblowing channel
Are you a staff member or a service provider of the AdC and have detected an irregular practice?