Region: Spain

Spanish firm hires renowned academic for trucks cartel claim

Caamaño Concheiro and Seoane has recruited Francisco Marcos, a professor at IE Law School in Madrid, as an academic consultant to advise on damages claims following-on from the European Commission’s trucks cartel decision.

17 October 2018

Coal companies raided in Spain

Spain’s antitrust enforcer has searched the offices of several companies operating in the country’s coal market, following receipt of information from the regional Basque Competition Authority.

08 October 2018

Temporary unions are not a per se cartel, Spanish court rules

A court in Spain has ruled that temporary unions or consortiums between companies bidding for publicly funded projects do not constitute a by object infringement of competition rules.

27 September 2018

General Court agrees with pharma complaint rejection despite error

The EU General Court has found that the European Commission acted legally when it ultimately rejected a complaint alleging anticompetitive dual pricing in the pharmaceutical market, despite it misinterpreting a previous judgment on the enforcer’s 2001 decision.

26 September 2018

Spain investigates railway cartel

Spain’s competition authority is investigating eight companies and four of their executives for allegedly rigging bids for contracts to provide a variety of services protecting the country’s railways.

06 September 2018

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

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