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Dr Gonçalo Anastácio

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SRS Advogados

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Competition and EU Law


Partner and Head of the Competition & EU Department and the Energy Team, Gonçalo Anastácio is one of the most recognised lawyers in his field, both nationally and internationally.


With over 25 years of experience, Gonçalo has been involved in many of the most high profile competition and regulatory cases in Portugal.Within competition: particular focus on antitrust, merger control, state aid and compliance programmes. Within energy: worked for different international energy groups in energy projects, including in the fields of oil & gas (upstream and downstream), power and renewables.

Gonçalo joined the Lisbon office as a junior assistant in 1998 after working in Genoa and Lisbon and studing in Coimbra and in Paris. In 2001, was seconded to the London office of Simmons&Simmons. In 2006 he was promoted to Partner of Simmons & Simmons Rebelo de Sousa. In 2004, he was part of the first group of lawyers to be awarded the title of specialist in European and Competition Law by the Portuguese Law Society. In 2008, he was promoted to Partner of Simmons & Simmons. He is currently Partner of SRS Advogados.

University teacher in the fields of EU Law, Competition and Regulatory.

Author and Editor of a number of reference works.


Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.


Portuguese Circle of Competition Lawyers. European Law Institute of the Law Faculty of the Lisbon University. Economic, Financial and Tax Law Institute of the Lisbon University - IDEFF. Portuguese Association of European Law - APE. Portuguese Energy Association – APE. Editor for the Energy sector of the Review of the Portuguese Competition Authority and IDEFF. Scientific Council of the European Studies Review of the European Institute of the Lisbon University.


Law degree from University of Coimbra Law School. Masters in European Law from University of Lisbon Law School. Postgraduate degree from the College of High European Studies of the Sorbonne (Paris I).


Travelling, History, Music.


EU and competition

Within: Leading individuals

Gonçalo Anastácio - SRS Advogados

Within: EU and competition

SRS Advogados' team is headed by the ‘very practice- and business-orientedGonçalo Anastácio, who is ‘a safe pair of hands’. The large team provides ‘well-prepared, assertive, efficient and quick answers’, and fields several lawyers with PCA or European Commission experience. It has expertise in the energy sector, represented clients in the PCA’s investigations into a number of sectors, including insurance, banking, manufacturing, food and drink, and retail and distribution, and it successfully represented copyright fee collecting co-operative GDA in an abuse of dominance claim filed by Meo/PT. Managing associates Nuno Calaim Lourenço and Duarte Pirra are recommended.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Gonçalo Anastácio oversees a varied practice at SRS Advogados that includes advising household names such as Galp, Iberdrola and Repsol on transactional and regulatory matters. It also acts for other industry players in innovative matters, among them advising IT consultancy Alfamicro on EU funding for its Save Energy project.

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Portugal: Merger Control (3rd edition)

October 2018. By Gonçalo Anastácio, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to merger control laws and regulations that may occur in  Portugal . It will cover jurisdictional thresholds, the substantive test, process, remedies, penalties, appeals as well as the author's view on planned future reforms of the merger control regime. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Merger Control. [Continue Reading]

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