CNMC fines horse breeders association for abusing dominance in equestrian competitions

On November 21, 2017, the National Commission for Markets and Competition (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia or “CNMC”) imposed a fine of €187,677 on the National Association of Purebred Spanish Horse Breeders (ANCCE) for abusing its dominant position in the markets of contest regulations and lineage management for purebred Spanish horses.

CNMC celebrates 10 years of the LDC and announces reforms

On October 24, 2017 the Spanish National Commission for Markets and Competition (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia or “CNMC”) held its Annual Competition Day at which it celebrated the tenth anniversary of the enactment of Law 15/2007, of July 3, for the Defense of Competition. This day brought together well-known experts in competition law and economics to discuss various topics that have gained importance throughout the last decade. During the conference, numerous allusions were made to the success of the Spanish competition authority in regards to cartel detection (60 in total since...