Competition & EU

Spain

The competition authorities now possess greater powers to investigate, prohibit and severely punish corporate antitrust practice, force disinvestments and inhibit transactions. Moreover, there is an additional risk of private damages claims through the courts as a result of antitrust practice. Thus, complying with regulation and mitigating risks is key. Our team advises companies in view of domestic and European competition authorities, using its vast experience to ensure that clients are able to operate within a secure environment.

We act for clients in all areas of competition law: cartels, distribution agreements and other agreements comprising horizontal and vertical restraints, abuse of dominance, merger control, private enforcement, state aid, investigations and compliance, with our sector-focused approach enabling us to obtain a greater understanding of each client’s business environment.

The CMS international competition group is one of the largest competition teams in Europe. We offer a global one-stop-shop solution to clients across all their competition law needs and boast a specialist competition law office located in Brussels. 

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09/01/2019
CMS among Spain’s most re­cog­nised firms
Janu­ary 2019
15/01/2019
European Court of Justice rules in fa­vour of Italy’s Lotto con­ces­sion...
On 19 Decem­ber 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) con­firmed that Italy’s “sole con­ces­sion­aire mod­el” for man­aging the con­ces­sion for its com­pu­ter­ised na­tion­al lot­tery and re­lated fixed-odds nu­mer­ic­al games (the Lotto) and the con­di­tions for its tender.
16/12/2018
Selling at a loss now only for­bid­den when deemed un­fair
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15/01/2019
Guess what? Block­ing cross-bor­der sales can be ex­pens­ive – Com­mis­sion...
On 17 Decem­ber 2018, the European Com­mis­sion ("Com­mis­sion") fined US-cloth­ing com­pany GUESS? Inc. and its vari­ous sub­si­di­ar­ies ("Guess") EUR 39,821,000 for an­ti­com­pet­it­ive prac­tices in its se­lect­ive dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem (Case AT.
27/11/2018
Con­sumer Products Alert | News | Septem­ber - Oc­to­ber...
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21/11/2018
EU in­sti­tu­tions reach polit­ic­al agree­ment on new EU frame­work for...
On 20 Novem­ber 2018, ne­go­ti­at­ors for the European Par­lia­ment, the European Com­mis­sion and the Coun­cil reached a polit­ic­al agree­ment on a pro­posed new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) which will al­low EU Mem­ber States to call for in­vest­ments.
18/09/2018
Con­sumer Products Alert | News | June - Au­gust 2018
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15/10/2018
European Com­mis­sion charges Slov­ak rail com­pany with dawn raid ob­struc­tion
On 25 Septem­ber 2018, the European Com­mis­sion sent a State­ment of Ob­jec­tions to ZSSK, a Slov­ak rail com­pany, al­leging that it had ob­struc­ted a dawn raid by giv­ing in­cor­rect in­form­a­tion and de­let­ing data from a laptop.
21/06/2018
Con­sumer Products Alert | News | April - May 2018
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03/09/2018
The Com­mis­sion de­cides that tax on ad­mis­sion fees in Greek casi­nos...
The European Com­mis­sion has con­cluded that a sys­tem of levies on State-set ad­mis­sion fees at Greek casi­nos does not con­sti­tute EU State aid. The Com­mis­sion had ini­tially taken is­sue with the meas­ures and de­cided, after an in-depth State aid in­vest­ig­a­tion con­cluded.
20/04/2018
Con­sumer Products Alert | News | Feb­ru­ary - March 2018
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30/07/2018
EC: Ef­fects of pri­cing al­gorithms in the con­text of re­sale price main­ten­ance
On 24 Ju­ly 2018, the European Com­mis­sion ("Com­mis­sion") im­posed fines on four elec­tron­ics man­u­fac­tur­ers for fix­ing the prices of their on­line re­tail­ers. In as­sess­ing the im­pact of re­sale price main­ten­ance, the Com­mis­sion also fo­cused on the use of pri­cing al­gorithms.