Publications - EU and Antitrust Law
Spanish Courts grant precautionary measures against FIFA and the Royal Spanish Football Federation regarding fee caps imposed on football agents
In a judicial proceeding under the legal direction of Garrigues, the Commercial Court No. 3 of Madrid has issued an interim injunction ordering FIFA to refrain from applying the cap on football agents’ fees introduced by a recent FIFA Regulation and…
Peru: Indecopi approved 27 mergers in an average of 44 business days in the first two years of its merger control regime
A study by Garrigues and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Peru reports an update of the merger control regime, looking at legal and economic approaches to the law
Antitrust damages actions in Latin America: on the path to the European model?
We look at the progress made in relation to damages actions for infringements of competition law in Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Chile.
The EU Regulation on foreign subsidies that distort the internal market enters into application and its Implementing Regulation is adopted
The new regulation clarifies the rules, notification obligations and procedures related to the application of the new regulation on financial contributions granted by third states to companies operating in the EU.
Spain: The Supreme Court rules on the first appeals on the follow-on actions arising from the truck cartel
In the fifteen rulings, the High Court clarifies some questions about the case, although we will have to be attentive to its position in relation to the following pending appeals.
Commission's decision on tax lease partially annulled
On February 2, 2023 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) partially annulled Commission Decision of 17 July 2013 which declared that the Spanish tax lease system was a state aid scheme and ordered it to be recovered from the investors…
2023: The most significant legal developments that companies in Spain should keep on their radar
Garrigues analyzes from every business law angle the most significant legislative changes that are due to arrive next year.
The merger control regime in Peru: State of play coming up to eighteen months in force
Roughly eighteen months ago, on June 14, 2021, Law 31112 came into force, which introduced merger control definitively in Peru, applicable across all the country's sectors of economic activity and markets; because until then it only existed for…
Peru: The Complaints Book Regulation is changed so that suppliers respond to claims and complaints within 15 business days
The goods or services supplier (proveedor) will have to respond to the claims and complaints registered in their Complaints Book (Libro de Reclamaciones) within a maximum period of 15 business days. Also, if requested by the consumer, the response…
Sanctions for anti-competitive practices in comparative law: the experience of Latin America, the European Union, the United States and Australia
The entry into force in Colombia of Act 2195 of 2022 has given rise to the need to analyze how the changes made to the sanctions for violations of the antitrust rules compare to those that exist in other jurisdictions. This article will examine the…
Scania & Others/European Comission: the ‘Hybrid procedure and the rights of defense guarantee
What are the consequences of a settlement procedure where all the companies reach agreement with the authority conducting the investigation phase except one? Could the latter be harmed by not reaching an agreement? How does the principle of…
Mergers and acquisitions in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru: key points to consider
In current M&A practice, when talking about transactions of a certain size, it is important to take economic competition factors into account, and a preliminary and important element that especially needs to be considered is what the merger…