Organisation: National Commission on Markets and Competition (Spain)

CRA promotes in London

Charles River Associates has promoted Uğur Akgün and Vicki Mertzanidou to vice president in London.

30 March 2023

Spain launches Google news publishing probe

Spain’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into Google for allegedly abusing its dominance by imposing unfair commercial conditions on domestic publishers and news agencies that aim to exploit the use of their copyrighted content.

29 March 2023

Top Spanish court overturns tobacco cartel raid

Spain’s Supreme Court has annulled the national antitrust enforcer’s raid on cigarette manufacturer Altadis as part of an information-sharing cartel investigation, two years after a lower court confirmed a search on another company in the same probe was lawful.

21 March 2023

Spain slaps second fine on Telefónica for merger commitments breach

Spain’s antitrust enforcer has ordered Telefónica to pay a €6 million penalty for violating the conditions of a 2015 merger agreement, six months after fining the company €5 million for breaching different commitments attached to the same deal.

10 March 2023

MLAB and Baker Botts add new partners in Europe

MLAB Abogados has rehired Robert Vallina as a partner in Madrid, while Baker Botts has promoted Adam Dawson to its partnership in Brussels and Dina Jubrail to special counsel in London.

03 March 2023

Portugal settles with local power cable cartel

The Portuguese Competition Authority has fined three power cable manufacturers over €2 million for rigging bids for the supply of extra-high-voltage cords.

01 March 2023

Spanish head calls for global convergence in criminal antitrust enforcement

Competition authorities across the globe should strive for a more uniform approach to criminal cartel enforcement if declining leniency numbers outside of Europe are going to be addressed, the head of Spain’s National Commission for Markets and Competition has said.

23 February 2023

Spain finalises compensation remedy in consumer deception case

Spain’s antitrust enforcer has agreed a remedies package with DKV after investigating whether the insurance company breached competition rules by deceiving its customers.

15 February 2023

Public health service lodges Spain’s largest-ever antitrust damages claim

A regional Spanish public healthcare provider is claiming €500 million in compensation from two adult diaper manufacturers that fixed prices for 18 years, marking the highest damages award ever sought under the country’s competition law.

10 February 2023

Spanish court awards hotel €1.1 million in hybrid antitrust lawsuit

A Spanish court has awarded a hotel group €1.1 million in a hybrid follow-on and standalone damages lawsuit seeking compensation from a media royalty collection association for charging discriminatory and excessive fees.

08 February 2023

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