Region: Spain

Spain probes energy company for commitments breach

Spain’s competition authority is investigating Repsol for allegedly breaching conditions it previously imposed on the energy company during its acquisition of petrol station operator Petrocat.

05 September 2018

Latham & Watkins hires from DLA Piper in Madrid

Latham & Watkins has recruited partner José Maria Jiménez Laiglesia from DLA Piper, where he was previously the firm’s head of competition in Spain.

04 September 2018

Spanish companies fined for sham collective bargaining agreement

Spain’s antitrust enforcer has fined five stevedoring companies and five trade unions a combined €3.4 million, concluding that they restricted competition through a conspiracy that was disguised as a collective bargaining agreement.

01 August 2018

Spanish enforcer fines IT cartel

Spain’s competition authority has fined 11 companies – including IBM and Accenture – €29.9 million for rigging bids for computer services procured by the country’s tax, social security and public-sector employment agencies.

01 August 2018

Spain charges battery recyclers

Spain’s competition authority is the latest European enforcer to penalise entities in the battery industry, after fining two recycling companies for fixing the demand-side price of used car batteries.

20 July 2018

Spain fines media agencies and individuals for bid rigging

Spain’s competition enforcer has fined four media agencies €7 million and three directors €109,000 for bid rigging on government tenders – a case that entailed holding the agency’s first oral hearing in eight years.

08 May 2018

Spain delivers €68 million in fines to couriers

Spain’s competition enforcer has fined nine courier companies – including the local branches of UPS, DHL, TNT and FedEx – €68 million for their role in nine separate market sharing agreements.

09 March 2018

Apple/Shazam could cause foreclosure, says Spanish official

Apple’s acquisition of music recognition company Shazam could enable it to foreclose the market to music streaming rivals, an official at Spain’s National Commission for Market and Competition has said.

02 March 2018

Freshfields promotes seven

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted seven antitrust specialists to counsel across six offices.

22 February 2018

Spanish Supreme Court overturns margin squeeze decision

Spain’s antitrust watchdog failed to prove the country’s incumbent postal service excluded competitors through allegedly illegal margin squeeze practices, the country’s highest court has ruled.

20 February 2018

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