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Antitrust Litigation 2019
Before the implementation of Directive 2014/104/EU on Antitrust Damages Actions, some relevant case law had already been developed by the Spanish Supreme Court on many of the legal issues that have now been regulated ...
24 Sep 2019
Spanish Competition Authority Publishes Long-Awaited Guidelines On Calculation Of Fines
On 7 November 2018, the Spanish Competition authority ("CNMC") published a set of provisional guidelines on the calculation of fines for infringements of competition law.
23 Dec 2018
Spanish Supreme Court Voids Exclusive-Supply Agreement Previously Subject To Commitments By The European Commission
Spain's Supreme Court has voided a contract including an exclusive-supply clause in favour of Repsol, following a judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union ....
23 Mar 2018
Spanish High Court Annuls € 20 Million Fine Imposed On REPSOL
On 22 December 2017, the Spanish High Court (Audiencia Nacional) delivered a judgment annulling a 2015 decision adopted by the Spanish Competition Authori ...
22 Mar 2018
EU & Competition Report 2017: Lack Of Bite
Competition enforcement in Spain has weakened due to uncertainty surrounding the country's competition authority, though it has increased significantly in Portugal – meanwhile, the EU directive on antitrust damages will make clients less likely to apply for leniency
22 Feb 2018
European Union
12 Sep 2017
La superintendencia del CADE concluye que los fabricantes de las compañias VW, Fiat y Ford llevaron a cabo una acción anticompetitiva contra los fabricantes independientes de autopartes
En un reciente Despacho (Orden) publicado en el Diario Oficial de la Unión, la Superintendencia del Consejo Administrativo de Defensa Económica - CADE recomendó la condena de los fabricantes Volkswagen do Brasil Industria de Veículos Automotores Ltda.,
17 Aug 2016
Superintendent Of CADE Has Concluded That The Automakers VW, Fiat And Ford Practiced An Anticompetitive Action Against Independent Auto Parts Manufacturers
In a recent decision published in the Official Gazette, the General Superintendence of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense - CADE recommended the condemnation of automakers Volkswagen Brazil Motor Vehicle Industry Ltd., Fiat S / A and Ford Motor Company Brazil Ltda. by anticompetitive conduct in the domestic market of auto spare parts.
17 Aug 2016
Spain's National Competition And Markets Commission Focusing On Cartel Detection And Penalties In Numerous Sectors
Spain's National Competition and Markets Commission implemented a leniency program eight years ago.
1 Mar 2016
Firms' EU & Competition Practices Growing As Regulators Step Up Activity
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
European Union
7 Apr 2015
Spanish Supreme Court Rules That Maximum Fine For Very Serious Antitrust Breaches Is 10% Of Total Business Turnover
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")...
12 Mar 2015
The Spanish Supreme Court Rules On Dual-Pricing Against Pfizer
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.
5 Feb 2015
ECJ Dismisses Appeals In Spanish Raw Tobacco Cartel Case
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
European Union
24 Dec 2013
Spanish Competition Commission Cartel Fine Overruled By Spain’s High Court
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.
11 Feb 2013
Spanish Supreme Court Upholds Damages Claims In Sugar Cartel Case
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.
17 Oct 2012
Red Card For Media Giant For Abusing Its Dominant Position – Competition Law And The Sale Of Sports Broadcasting Rights
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.
11 Aug 2011
CNC Fines Mediapro €500,000 For Abusive Conduct In The Market For Resale Of Football Broadcasting Rights
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.
31 Mar 2011
CNC Commences Formal Investigation Against Spanish Paper Envelope Producers And Distributors
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.
23 Mar 2011
CNC Extends Investigation In The Maritime Transport Services Sector In Relation To The Balearic Inter-Island Lines And The Lines Between The Spanish Peninsula And The Balearic Islands
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').
16 Mar 2011
CNC Fines Grafoplas €161,000 For Obstructing An Inspection
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.
16 Mar 2011
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