The European Antitrust Review 2010

Spain: Merger Control

For almost two years now, merger control procedure in Spain has been governed by the Antitrust Law (Ley de Defensa de la Competencia 15/2007, of 3 July, (the LDC)), which replaced Ley de Defensa de la Competencia 16/1989 of 17 July. Royal Decree 261/2008, of 22 February, implemented the LDC, also in relation to merger control matters.