Region: Spain

Spain raids major oil companies

Spain’s competition enforcer has raided BP, Repsol and Cepsa over alleged anticompetitive conduct, while Greece’s Competition Commission has raided an unnamed business as part of its probe into a suspected toy cartel.

14 December 2022

Spanish courts are not ATMs in trucks cartel claims, appellate panel says

An appellate court in Valencia has rebuked a lower court for awarding damages in a follow-on Trucks claim against AB Volvo based on a widely-accepted 5% overcharge, warning that judges are not ATMs and must demand proper evidence to support such quantifications of harm.

12 December 2022


Featured in GCR 100 2023

A year after gaining a new head, the Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) is flexing its muscles.

12 December 2022

Collusion concerns drive Spanish scrutiny of three-to-two news distribution deal

A Spanish periodicals distributor’s plan to buy out the subsidiary that it currently co-owns with a rival warrants a Phase II probe because the tie-up could facilitate collusion between the two competitors, the country’s competition enforcer has said.

06 December 2022

Spain: Foreign direct investment regulations

Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - Second Edition

Spain is, for the time being, characterised by its lack of a comprehensive FDI regime, but the development of enforcement practices in 2020 and 2021 represents a positive step for the country's future.

06 December 2022

Law firms adopt “novel strategy” in Spanish milk cartel claims

Eskariam and Hausfeld have filed several grouped lawsuits on behalf of dairy farmers seeking compensation stemming from the Spanish enforcer’s long-running milk cartel probe, using a “novel strategy” to circumvent the absence of a class action regime in the country.

05 December 2022

Spain: Class actions – litigation, policy and latest developments

Featured in Class actions hub

02 December 2022

Spain fines drugmaker over €10 million for excessive pricing

Spain’s competition authority has become the latest enforcer to fine Leadiant Biosciences for abusing its dominance by overcharging its national health system for an orphan drug used to treat a rare metabolic disease.

15 November 2022

Evidence disclosure is not limited to pre-existing documents, ECJ rules

The EU’s highest court has clarified that the disclosure of relevant evidence in antitrust damages claims applies to both existing and non-existing documents that a party may need to create from scratch.

10 November 2022

Spain and Portugal run joint dawn raids under new cooperation agreement

The Portuguese and Spanish antitrust watchdogs have jointly raided a wood chip company in Spain over potential market-sharing and unlawful information exchanges.

26 October 2022

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