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  1. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    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
    14 July 2020
    A Spanish Regional Court requests for an ECJ's preliminary ruling on procedures for claiming damages

    The application of the transitional regime of the Damages Directive (No. 2014/104), of 26 November 2014, has created legal uncertainty regarding the statute of limitations of damages claims.

  3. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Price comparison websites restrictions

    In recent years, the application of competition law to price comparison websites has been widely discussed. As the deadline for the expiration of the Vertical Block Exception Regulation ("VBER") is fast approaching, the ...

  4. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    The Spanish Supreme Court overrides the restrictions imposed on ride-hailing services (¨VTCs¨)

    The ongoing conflict between ride-hailing services (known in Spain as "VTCs"), such as Uber, and the taxi sector has led to a new ruling from the Spanish Supreme Court that confirms the view of the Spanish Competition ...

  5. Legal news
    12 November 2020
    Victory in landmark antitrust private enforcement damages case in Spain

    Three major Spanish insurance companies, Caser, Scor and Asefa, involved in the boycott and acts of retaliation against Musaat, have now paid around four million euros to Musaat for damages. This case is notable for ...

  6. Legal news
    19 April 2021
    CNMC clears Bankia-Caixabank merger with conditions

    The Spanish Competition authority (“CNMC”) has cleared Caixabank’s acquisition of state-owned financial entity Bankia in phase I, subject to conditions. This transaction gives rise to the merger between the third and ...

  7. Legal news
    14 September 2020
    CNMC proposes a total fine of €47 million for Deloitte, PWC and KPMG among other consulting companies for participating in a bid rigging cartel

    In February 2019, the Spanish Competition Authority (CNMC) opened formal proceedings against 25 consulting companies and 8 of their executives for allegedly manipulating and allocating public tenders in the consulting ...

  8. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    CNMC identifies competition problems in the fifth stowage sector's framework agreement

    Since the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") judgment in 2014 in the case Commission v. Spain, which declared the Spanish regime for stevedores incompatible with the freedom of establishment, there has been a progressive ...

  9. Legal news
    15 February 2021
    CNMC fines 3 cartels in the solid fuels trading market with €3.5 million

    The Spanish Competition authority (CNMC) has imposed a total fine of €3.5 million on six companies for their participation in up to three different cartels involving the exchange of sensitive commercial information, the ...