Spain: Orangina-Schweppes settles CNMC parallel trade investigation

The Spanish National Competition and Markets Commission (CNMC) has closed an investigation of Schweppes, S.A., the Spanish subsidiary of the Orangina Schweppes Holding B.V. group (“OSHBV”) in relation to restrictions of parallel trade. The CNMC opened an investigation in September 2015 after receiving a complaint against agreements between Schweppes S.A. and several distributors including a clause preventing the distributors from selling Schweppes branded tonic water that had not been produced in Spain. The Cola-Cola group owns the trademark “Schweppes” in the UK and ten other EU Member States whereas OSHBV owns the trademark in Spain...

Sanción de más de 6 millones de euros a 13 empresas de hormigón en Asturias y a uno de sus directivos

El 27 de febrero de 2017, la CNMC sancionó a 13 empresas y a uno de sus directivos, con un total de 6,12 millones de euros, al considerar probada la existencia de un cártel para repartirse el mercado y fijar los precios del suministro de hormigón en Asturias de forma ininterrumpida durante al menos 15 años (Expediente S/0545/15 HORMIGONES DE ASTURIAS).