Region: Spain

Spanish study finds Google, Facebook dominate digital ad sector

A market study by the Spanish antitrust watchdog has found that the country's digital advertising sector is dominated by Facebook and Google, which together control more than 70% of the market’s revenue.

27 July 2021

ECJ clarifies jurisdiction in Spanish trucks cartel damages claim

The European Court of Justice has confirmed that a specific court in Spain should hear a follow-on claim against Volvo for damages that arose from the trucks cartel, after clarifying EU rules on international and territorial jurisdiction.

16 July 2021

Spanish judge voids Super League sanctions

A Spanish judge has accused UEFA and two national football leagues of violating a preliminary injunction and ordered them to annul all sanctions against clubs that agreed to join the proposed European Super League.

05 July 2021

Spain probes Amazon and Apple over online marketplace restrictions

Spain’s antitrust enforcer is investigating Amazon and Apple for allegedly agreeing on various commercial restrictions affecting both retailers and advertisers on Amazon’s online marketplace.

02 July 2021

Portugal and Spain conduct joint dawn raids

Enforcers in Portugal and Spain have raided multiple companies that provide “commercial and financial information services” over allegations of market sharing and price-fixing.

22 June 2021

Spain probes four banks for tying covid-relief loans

Spain’s antitrust authority has launched an investigation into some of the country’s biggest banks for allegedly tying certain products or services with covid-19 relief loans provided to companies or freelance workers.

16 June 2021

European Super League dispute heads to Luxembourg

A Spanish judge has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify whether UEFA and FIFA violated EU competition rules by banning football clubs from participating in the proposed European Super League.

14 May 2021

Trucks cartel had no effect on price, Spanish court rules

A Spanish court has gone against thousands of decisions awarding damages to victims of the EU trucks cartel, holding that Daimler has proven that the collusion did not increase the price of trucks sold to end-consumers in Spain.

16 April 2021

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

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