Region: Spain

Firms promote in Europe and South America

Uría Menéndez and MLAB Abogados in Madrid have promoted lawyers to the partnership, along with German boutique firm Commeo and Allende & Brea in Argentina.

14 January 2021

Spain shuts down multiple solid fuel cartels

Spain’s competition authority has fined six companies and five executives a total of €3.7 million for operating three separate cartels in the solid fuels sector.

14 January 2021

Spain approves tiling deal subject to innovation commitments

Enforcers in Spain and Portugal have conditionally cleared a €568 million deal between two producers of ceramic tile coating, after the companies promised to protect future innovation projects and divest a substantial part of the business.

05 January 2021

Repsol fined again for non-compliance in Spain

Spain’s competition enforcer has fined Repsol €5 million for failing to comply with two decisions that ordered it to remove anticompetitive clauses from its agreements with petrol stations that set fuel prices.

18 December 2020

Spain

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Competition lawyers in Spain are working on plenty of investigations and appeals, as well as a growing antitrust damages caseload and a handful of big-ticket deals.

11 December 2020

Spanish enforcer warns against ex ante regulation

Spain’s competition enforcer has warned that ex ante regulation in the digital sector could lead to economic inefficiency, while calling for a three-stage test to determine when to intervene in online markets.

12 November 2020

Former Freshfields partner joins Ontier

Ontier has hired the former head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Spanish competition team, Francisco Cantos, to help launch its European antitrust practice.

21 October 2020

Spain targets dog association in abuse probe

Spain’s competition enforcer is investigating the country’s main dog association for allegedly blocking rivals from certifying purebred dogs and organising competing events.

14 October 2020

Spanish enforcer backs market share thresholds for digital deals

The head of Spain’s antitrust enforcer has said market share thresholds can help competition agencies to capture potentially anticompetitive deals in the digital economy.

08 October 2020

Spain fines port unions for restrictive collective bargaining agreement

Spain’s competition enforcer has fined six stevedoring unions for imposing anticompetitive hiring requirements on port stowage companies, just three days after the European Court of Justice rejected its request for a preliminary ruling on the case.

21 September 2020

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