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  1. Legal news
    15 June 2021
    CNMC fines consulting firms with €6.3 million and grants reduction for the adoption of a compliance programme

    On 11 May 2021, the Spanish Competition Authority (CNMC) fined 22 consulting firms and several of their executives a total of EUR 6.3 million for creating a cartel in violation of Article 1 of the Spanish Competition ...

  2. 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 ...

  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
    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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    18 September 2018
    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 ...

  7. Legal news
    13 October 2021
    CNMC accepts commitments to end two investigations in the film distribution and agricultural markets

    In general terms, commitment decisions can be a successful way of ending infringement proceedings by enforcing the commitments offered by a formally investigated company for restrictive practices. Competition ...

  8. Legal news
    18 August 2021
    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.

  9. Legal news
    17 May 2021
    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 ...

  10. Legal news
    14 July 2021
    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 ...