Organisation: National Commission on Markets and Competition (Spain)

Spanish court upholds CNMC cartel fines

Four media companies have failed to overturn €7 million bid-rigging sanctions from the Spanish competition authority but a fifth business successfully argued it was not part of the conspiracy.

04 December 2023

Spanish government plans to split up CNMC

Spain’s coalition government has proposed removing telecommunication regulatory powers from the National Commission of Markets and Competition but antitrust enforcement in that sector will likely remain with the agency.

24 November 2023

Spain launches cloud services market study

Spain’s antitrust agency is the latest national competition authority to probe the cloud services sector amid concerns about market concentration.

23 November 2023

Rail and pharma sectors raided in Spain

Spain’s competition watchdog has raided several railway operators, citing concerns over alleged abuse of dominance, anticompetitive agreements and failures to comply with a record infringement decision against the country’s publicly owned rail company.

30 October 2023

CNMC missed deadline to fine IT company, Spanish court rules

The Spanish National Court has upheld fines against four IT companies for sharing information and dividing the market but quashed a sanction against a fifth cartelist due to a procedural violation.

16 October 2023

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo poaches from Cuatrecasas

Andrew Ward is leaving Cuatrecasas after nearly two decades as head of its competition practice to join Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in Madrid.

14 September 2023

Telefónica draws third fine for breaching merger commitments in Spain

Telefónica must pay a €5 million fine for failing to adhere to commitments from a 2015 merger review, Spain’s antitrust watchdog has said – marking the third time it has punished the company for non-compliance in less than a year.

01 August 2023

Spain fines Apple and Amazon €194 million for marketplace restrictions

Apple has been hit with what appears to be the Spanish competition authority’s largest-ever individual fine for allegedly agreeing with Amazon to remove third-party resellers from the latter’s online marketplace.

18 July 2023

Spain fines business analytics cartel €3.5 million

Spain’s antitrust watchdog has sanctioned a business analytics provider for agreeing not to target a rival’s customers and fix prices in a cartel agreement that lasted almost 20 years.

11 July 2023

Uptick in raids continues as agencies across Europe and Asia conduct searches

Antitrust enforcers in Greece, Spain, South Korea and Hong Kong have raided companies this week as part of separate individual investigations into electricity distribution, securities and wholesale fish markets.

23 June 2023

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