Practice Areas - Anti-Trust Law and the European Union

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Both the Spanish and EU competition authorities apply active policies to ensure compliance with antitrust and competition regulations, which apply to all commercial activities.

Andersen Tax & Legal advises its clients on cases related to cartels and abuse of dominant position, as well as all other aspects arising from merger control (such as, from mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures or acquisition of full-functioned subsidiary), public aid and commercial and electronic networks of distribution.

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  • Defending national and international clients in sanctioning proceedings before both national competition authorities and the European Commission, including the negotiation of settlements, challenge of decisions and representation in any possible appeals before the courts, national and EU.

  • Advice in relation to antitrust, collusive agreements, cartels and abuse of dominant position, including the review of commercial agreements (distribution, purchasing networks, parallel imports), advice during dawn-raids carried out by competition authorities, requests for leniency, preparing complaints and compliance programmes.

  • Advice regarding merger control, including filings with the CNMC or the European Commission; self-assessment of agreements in order to minimize risks; advice regarding strategic alliances and joint ventures; negotiation of commitments and divestment obligations, advice on statement of objections; representation and defence in sanctioning proceedings.

  • Representation and defence of our clients’ interests in legal proceedings for damages arising from infringements of competition law.

  • Advice regarding State aid, including the preparation of complaints regarding the granting of illegal aid, procedures for recovery and compatibility of State aid.

  • Advice in relation to fundamental freedoms of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFUE), in relation to the freedom of establishment and provision of services, free movement of goods and capital, and free movement of persons, and in the implementation of EU Law in Spain.

  • Advice in relation to sector research and legislative proposals relating to regulated sectors and those of general interest.

  • Advice on unfair competition and illicit publicity.

  • Advice on customs law, rules of origin and foreign trade.

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