Region: Spain

Spain demands behavioural commitments in banking merger

Spain’s antitrust enforcer has given a conditional nod to CaixaBank’s €4.3 billion purchase of rival Bankia, clearing the way for the creation of the country’s largest domestic bank.

24 March 2021

Baker McKenzie hires partner from MLAB

Paloma Martínez-Lage has left MLAB Abogados to head Baker McKenzie’s competition team in Madrid.

19 February 2021

Spain fines pharmaceuticals cartel €5.8 million

Spain's antitrust enforcer has fined the country's only two suppliers of drugs used in nuclear medicine – including a local Novartis subsidiary – for dividing the market and rigging tenders.

09 February 2021

ECIJA hires from Bird & Bird

Patricia Liñán has left Bird & Bird to lead ECIJA’s Spanish competition practice in Madrid.

08 February 2021

Hitchings opens competition boutique in Spain

Paul Hitchings has left Cuatrecasas after nearly 20 years to launch a specialist competition litigation boutique in Madrid.

26 January 2021

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

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