Ius Omnibus v ANT

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Ius and ANT have reached an agreement

The Competition, Regulation and Supervision Court approved the settlement reached in the popular action by Ius against the Portuguese Land Surveyors Association.

For more than 16 years, ANT restricted competition in the land surveying services market by fixing the prices of these services.  ANT acknowledged that it violated the law and agreed to compensate the consumers who were injured and provide a surcharge of 5% caused by the anticompetitive practice.

ANT’s attitude in this procedure is an example of the assumption of responsibility and good faith in the reestablishment of legality and compensation to consumers. This is the first antitrust popular action filed in Portugal that results in compensation for injured consumers.

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The Ius Omnibus association and the National Association of Surveyors reached an agreement.  This is a historic moment in Portugal. It is the first time that an antitrust popular action filed in Portugal leads to compensation for injured consumers.

If you are resident in Portugal and contracted, in your own name, land surveying services in the national territory, during November 2003 and July 2020, you will be entitled to compensation. The amount will correspond to 5% of the gross amount paid for these services.

You now have three months to ask for your compensation. To do this, you must attach the respective invoice(s) for the surveying services to this form and indicate the IBAN for the transfer of the compensation. Then, Ius and ANT will jointly verify that the requirements are met and:

  • If your compensation claim complies with the settlement requirements, you will shortly receive your compensation in the bank account you indicated.
  • If it is concluded that the requirements are not met, you will be informed of this conclusion and you will have the opportunity to file a complaint, via email, which Ius will take to the knowledge of the court.

We emphasize that the responses to the form will be sent to Ius’ e-mail, fulfilling the sending obligation provided for in the transaction approved by the Court.

As an alternative to filling out this form, you can send the same information and documents to Ius’ e-mail address – associacao.ius.omnibus@gmail.com

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