Organisation: National Commission on Markets and Competition (Spain)

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

Spain accepts rare behavioural commitments to close RPM probe

Spain’s competition authority has agreed to close its resale price maintenance probe into a domestic skincare products producer after the company voluntarily offered to set up a new discount policy for its retailers.

05 January 2023

Spain raids major oil companies

Spain’s competition enforcer has raided BP, Repsol and Cepsa over alleged anticompetitive conduct, while Greece’s Competition Commission has raided an unnamed business as part of its probe into a suspected toy cartel.

14 December 2022

Collusion concerns drive Spanish scrutiny of three-to-two news distribution deal

A Spanish periodicals distributor’s plan to buy out the subsidiary that it currently co-owns with a rival warrants a Phase II probe because the tie-up could facilitate collusion between the two competitors, the country’s competition enforcer has said.

06 December 2022

Spain Q&A

Featured in Private Litigation Guide - Third Edition

A discussion of private litigation in Spain, focusing on the commencement of private antitrust action, damages, costs and funding, class actions and more.

22 November 2021

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