Region: Spain

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

White & Case expands into Spain

White & Case has launched a competition practice in Spain with the takeover of boutique law firm DelaCalle.

05 September 2023

La Liga lodges FSR complaint over Qatari-owned PSG funding

Spain’s top football division has lodged the first public complaint over foreign subsidies with the European Commission since the new regime came into force, alleging that Paris Saint-Germain FC has received Qatari investment that “seriously” distorts the internal market.

14 August 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

CNMC extends food distribution cartel probe

A Spanish cartel investigation into possible collusion in the supply of food to schools, carehomes and prisons will now include an additional company and five executives.

21 July 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 issues important clarifications to streamline FDI screening process

The Spanish government has amended the country’s foreign investment rules to clarify the definition of a sensitive sector, exempting certain deals that clearly pose no security threat and accelerating review timelines.

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

Renfe offers data commitments in EU abuse probe

Spanish state-owned railway operator Renfe has proposed a suite of behavioural commitments to the European Commission in a push to alleviate concerns it breached abuse of dominance rules by refusing to grant third parties access to its passenger route data.

26 June 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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