Region: Spain

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

Spain fines pharmaceuticals cartel €5.8 million

Spain's antitrust enforcer has fined the country's only two suppliers of drugs used in nuclear medicine – including a local Novartis subsidiary – for dividing the market and rigging tenders.

09 February 2021

ECIJA hires from Bird & Bird

Patricia Liñán has left Bird & Bird to lead ECIJA’s Spanish competition practice in Madrid.

08 February 2021


Featured in The Settlements Guide - First Edition

Until now, the only real alternative outcomes to a prohibition decision with fines have been decisions to close investigations, finding that no infringement has occurred, or what is known as ‘conventional termination’, in which the competition authorities close a case based on commitments made by the parties.

02 February 2021

Hitchings opens competition boutique in Spain

Paul Hitchings has left Cuatrecasas after nearly 20 years to launch a specialist competition litigation boutique in Madrid.

26 January 2021

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