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  1. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    CNMC opens formal proceedings against the Spanish Football Federation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/spain/cnmc-opens-formal-proceedings-against-the-spanish-football-federation

    The sale and use of audio-visual football rights in Spain has always been in the spotlight due to frequent controversies between the Spanish Football Federation (“RFEF”), the national professional football league ...

  2. Legal news
    22 March 2021
    Bullfighting: Artistic work or not?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/spain/bullfighting-artistic-work-or-not

    The Spanish Supreme Court has declared in its Judgment of 16 February 2021 that bullfighting - hereafter, as it is called in Spain, “faena”- cannot be protected by copyright in Spain.

  3. Legal news
    18 August 2021
    CNMC identifies competition problems on the online advertising sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/spain/cnmc-identifies-competition-problems-on-the-online-advertising-sector

    The Spanish Competition Authority (“CNMC”) has recently published a study about the online advertising sector in which it analyses the market competition conditions, with a stress on ‘big tech’ practices.

  4. Legal news
    14 July 2021
    Amazon and Apple once again under antitrust scrutiny
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/spain/amazon-and-apple-once-again-under-antitrust-scrutiny

    This month, the Spanish Competition Authority (“CNMC”) has opened formal proceedings against Amazon and Apple for their alleged participation in a conduct prohibited by Articles 1 of the Spanish Competition Act and 101 ...

  5. Legal news
    17 May 2021
    ECN+ Directive (finally) transposed into Spanish law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/spain/ecn-directive-finally-transposed-into-spanish-law

    On 29 April 2021, the Spanish Royal Decree-Law 7/2021 entered into force, modifying the Spanish Competition Act (“LDC”) due to the transposition of the Directive 2019/1 – known as the “ECN+ Directive” – which aims to ...

  6. Legal news
    23 March 2020
    Managing merger control filings during COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/managing-merger-control-filings-during-covid-19

    A brief overview of the challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis, the coping strategies of competition authorities, and suggestions on what can be done if you are working on a project requiring merger control approval.

  7. Legal news
    16 October 2019
    EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening: What Investors Need to Know
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eu-foreign-direct-investment-screening-what-investors-need-to-know

    In the fall of next year, the long anticipated EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regulation will apply. The regulation is likely to have a significant impact on FDI within the EU – both within Member States that ...