THE OFFICERS OF COMPANIES THAT INFRINGE SPANISH COMPETITION RULES MAY BE PENALISED FOR THEIR PASSIVE CONDUCT IN THE INFRINGEMENT

In its recent judgments dated 1 October 2019 (in connection with appeals 5280/2018 and 5244/2018), the Spanish Supreme Court (the “SSC”) has found that the legal representatives and members of the management boards of undertakings that infringe competition rules need not have a decisive or significant role in the infringement; they can be penalised for … Read more

Procurement bans and “self-cleaning” under Spanish competition law

In this video update, Henar Gonzalez (head of the Competition and Trade practice in Madrid) analyses the “self-cleaning” measures that companies should implement to prevent being excluded from public procurement processes, against the background of bans recently imposed by the Spanish Competition Authority (CNMC) on companies preventing them from tendering for contracts with the public … Read more

Joint tendering under Spanish competition law

In this video update, Henar González Durántez (head of the Competition and Trade practice in Madrid) analyses joint bidding through consortia agreements in Spain (known as UTEs) from the perspective of competition law and provides a series of recommendations for companies that are considering forming a consortium agreement or UTE to participate in a tender. … Read more