Region: Spain

EU enforcer reimposes fines on Telefónica and Pharol

The European Commission has reissued fines totalling €79 million to telecommunications providers Telefónica and Pharol for implementing a non-compete agreement, six years after the EU’s General Court annulled the original penalties because of an error in the authority’s calculations.

26 January 2022

Spain once again probes copyright collective for abuse

Spain’s antitrust enforcer has launched another investigation into a Spanish copyright collective for musicians and authors, which it has already penalised three times in the last decade for abuse of dominance.

26 January 2022

Spanish airlines to abandon deal amid EU and UK scrutiny

Iberia is set to scrap its plans to take over rival airline Air Europa, after competition enforcers in the UK and EU both opened probes into the deal over concerns it could significantly reduce competition.

15 December 2021


Featured in GCR 100 2022

Spain’s National Commission of Markets and Competition keeps the local antitrust bar on its toes with multiple high-profile cartel probes and a resulting abundance of appeals, although clients also call on firms for EU-wide matters.

10 December 2021

Spain fines real estate database companies for software collusion

Spain’s antitrust enforcer has fined two real estate companies and five software developers for imposing minimum commission rates through an online database, although the agency dropped allegations that they used algorithms to fix prices.

09 December 2021

Collective Actions and Claims Aggregation in Spain

Featured in Private Litigation Guide - Third Edition

Spanish law does not establish a specific procedure for collective action, relying on the country's Code of Civil Procedure to enforce rules that regulate some of its main procedural matters.

22 November 2021

Spain Q&A

Featured in Private Litigation Guide - Third Edition

A discussion of private litigation in Spain, focusing on the commencement of private antitrust action, damages, costs and funding, class actions and more.

22 November 2021

Hollywood film distributors settle antitrust probe in Spain

Hollywood’s biggest film distributors have promised not to share confidential information about their movie premieres with audience measurement companies, settling an investigation by Spain’s competition authority.

11 October 2021

Spain hits rail network sector with second major fine

Spain’s competition authority has fined seven rail and communications companies as well as 10 executives a combined €127.8 million for bid-rigging, in the latest of two major fines imposed on the rail network market since 2019.

04 October 2021

Pérez Llorca strengthens in Madrid

Pablo Figueroa has joined Pérez Llorca as a partner in Madrid, after stepping down from his role as the head of Garrido Abogados’ competition group.

22 September 2021

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