On July 31, 2017 the Spanish High Court (Audiencia Nacional) annulled a fine of €25.78 million imposed in October 2014 on Telefónica Móviles España ("TME") by the Spanish National Commission for Markets and Competition (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, or "CNMC") for creating an allegedly anticompetitive network of parallel agreements with SMEs, which included certain term commitments.
El Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea (TJUE) ha anulado la sentencia del Tribunal General (TG) que confirmó la sanción que la Comisión Europea había impuesto a Intel Corporation (INTEL) por abuso de posición de dominio. La sentencia puede consultarse aquí.
On August 2, 2017, the Spanish Competition authority (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia or “CNMC”) made public its annual report for 2016. The report shows that the CNMC imposed a total of €227 million in fines in 15 different decisions into a variety of anticompetitive practices.
In a decision of July 13, 2017, the National Commission for Markets and Competition (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia or "CNMC") decided to close an investigation in relation to medical gases after concluding that there was insufficient evidence to prove the existence of practices contrary to Article 1 of Law 15/2007 for the Defense of Competition. Following dawn raids carried out at the premises of Linde, Air Liquide, Carburos Metálicos, Contse and Praxair in July 2015, the CNMC opened a formal investigation in January 2016 against a total of ten companies suspected...