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  1. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    The Spanish Supreme Court overrides the restrictions imposed on ride-hailing services (¨VTCs¨)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/the-spanish-supreme-court-overrides-the-restrictions-imposed-on-ride-hailing-services

    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 ...

  2. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Price comparison websites restrictions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/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 ...

  3. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    A Spanish Regional Court requests for an ECJ's preliminary ruling on procedures for claiming damages
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/a-spanish-regional-court-requests-for-an-ecjs-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.

  4. Legal news
    12 November 2020
    Victory in landmark antitrust private enforcement damages case in Spain
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/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 ...

  5. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    CNMC identifies competition problems in the fifth stowage sector's framework agreement
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/cnmc-identifies-competition-problems-in-the-fifth-stowage-sectors-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 ...

  6. 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
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/cnmc-proposes-a-total-fine-of-47-million

    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 ...

  7. Twobirds news
    28 September 2017
    Bird & Bird expands its Competition & EU team in Madrid by appointing Patricia Liñán as partner
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2017/spain/bird-and-bird-expands-its-competition-and-eu-team-in-madrid--by-appointing-patricia-linan-as-partner

    International law firm Bird & Bird LLP appoints leading Spanish competition & EU specialist Patricia Liñán as a partner who will join the firm in the coming weeks. Patricia will primarily be based in our Madrid office ...

  8. Legal news
    18 September 2018
    New Spanish Regulation on Cybersecurity
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/spain/new-spanish-regulation-on-cybersecurity

    On September 8, 2018 the Royal Decree-law 12/2018, on security of networks and information systems, which transposes Directive (EU) 2016/1148 of 6 July 2016 concerning the measures for a high common level of security of ...

  9. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    The CNMC investigates a potential abuse of dominant position in the Spanish natural gas market
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/the-cnmc-investigates-a-potential-abuse-of-dominant-position-in-the-spanish-natural-gas-market

    Same as in many other countries, the gas sector is crucial in Spain given its strategic importance and its necessary use for many industrial and consumer applications. The Spanish Competition Authority ("CNMC") has ...