Mondaq All Regions - Spain: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Van Bael & Bellis
Schweppes SA is the exclusive licensee of the Schweppes brand in Spain.
Iberian Lawyer
An increase in M&A activity, coupled with more active regulators, means law firms in Spain and Portugal are expecting to increase their EU and competition-related revenue in 2015
Van Bael & Bellis
On 26 September 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") handed down judgments dismissing in their entirety appeals lodged by the companies Alliance One International and Agroexpansión ("Alliance One"), as well as a cross-appeal lodged by the European Commission, against earlier judgments of the General Court ("GC") which largely upheld the Commission’s findings in its 2004 decision in the Spanish raw tobacco cartel case, while granting a small reduction of the fines imposed on A
Jones Day
Spain's National Competition and Markets Commission implemented a leniency program eight years ago.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 5 February 2015, the Spanish Supreme Court issued a ruling which put an end to the controversy surrounding the interpretation of Article 63.1 of the Spanish Competition Act ("SCA")...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 3 December 2014, the Spanish Supreme Court handed down a judgment in the Pfizer dual-pricing case, ruling that special pricing legislation in Spain does not prevent the application of the competition laws.
Jones Day
Spain's Audiencia Nacional, the court of appeal for antitrust cases, has annulled the Spanish Competition Commission's fine imposed on eight insurance companies allegedly involved in a price fixing cartel in Spain.
Van Bael & Bellis
The Spanish Supreme Court ("Tribunal Supremo") has awarded damages to several confectioners which were affected by raw material price increases resulting from the activities of a cartel that took place in the sugar industry during the period 1995-1996.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Following on from our March 2011 article on exclusive sports broadcasting rights and the protection of so-called "crown jewels", a recent Spanish decision illustrates the ever-increasing relevance of competition law to the commercial exploitation of sports broadcasting rights.
SJ Berwin LLP
In May 2009 the Investigations Division of the Spanish Competition Authority ('CNC'), found initial evidence that Mediaproducción S.L. ('Mediapro') had bundled different packages of TV broadcasting licences for matches and highlights of La Liga (Spanish regular league) and Copa del Rey (King's Cup) football competitions for the 2009/2010 to 2011/2012 seasons and invited certain TV operators to present offers within a brief time frame.
SJ Berwin LLP
Following inspections on 19 October 2010, the Spanish Competition Authority ('CNC') decided on 15 March 2011 to commence formal investigation proceedings against 17 companies for alleged anti-competitive practices.
SJ Berwin LLP
On 1 March 2011, the Spanish Competition Authority ('CNC') Council resolved that the behaviour of Grafoplas del Noroeste, S.A. ('Grafoplas') in the course of an inspection carried out by the CNC's officials on 27 October 2010 at Grafoplas' premises in Culleredo (Coruña), constituted obstruction of an inspection.
SJ Berwin LLP
On 2 March 2011 the Investigations Division of the CNC extended the formal investigations that it is undertaking in case S/0244/10 Navieras, commenced on 7 July 2010, to include Servicios y Concesiones Marítimas Ibicencas, S.A. ('Servicios').
Jones Day
On March 5, 2011, the Spanish Parliament amended the Spanish Competition Act 15/2007, affecting merger filing requirements and the changing the interaction between the National Competition Commission (NCC) and the national regulatory authorities (NRAs), which govern businesses in energy, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and other sectors.
SJ Berwin LLP
On 2 March 2011, the Spanish Competition Authority ('CNC') imposed fines amounting to a total of €51 million on eight companies active in the professional hairdressing products sector (the 'Companies').
SJ Berwin LLP
On 2 March 2011, officials of the CNC's Investigations Division conducted unannounced inspections at the premises of various companies and associations active in the production of grapes and wine under the Valdepeñas designation of origin.
SJ Berwin LLP
On 15 September 2005, the Director of the CNC Investigations Divisions, and the Chairmen of the Spanish Post Office (Sociedad Estatal Correos y Telégrafos, S.A. – 'Correos') and the Professional Association of Mail Distribution and Handling Companies (Asociación Profesional de Empresas de Reparto y Manipulado de Correspondencia – 'ASEMPRE').
SJ Berwin LLP
The Spanish Parliament definitively approved the Sustainable Economy Act (the 'SEA') (Ley de Economía Sostenible) on 15 February 2011.
SJ Berwin LLP
On 16 February 2011, officials from the CNC conducted unannounced inspections at the premises of several major companies active in the manufacturing and distribution of polyurethane foam in Spain.
SJ Berwin LLP
On 27 October 2010 officials of the Investigations Division of the CNC entered the premises of Grafoplas del Noroeste, S.A. (Grafoplas) in Culleredo (Coruña) to carry out searches in accordance with Article 40 of the Spanish Competition Act (Law 15/2007).
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