The Spanish National Court issues a third judgment in the asphalt roads cartel case addressing the issue of the burden of proof in bid rigging cases (Asphalt roads cartel)

In October of 2012 the Spanish National Court (“NC”) concluded its first two judgments on the Spanish asphalt roads cartel (“the Cartel”). In both cases the NC explained how the companies involved in the public bid process decided in a “competitive way” who was going to win the bid. The NC stated in these first two cases that the companies concerned agreed on the works to be awarded to each company by presenting to the Administration significantly higher bids in comparison to the one presented by the company which according to the agreement was chosen to be the successful bidder. Thus in the end, the Administration ended up paying a higher price for the works awarded. However, it is interesting

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Luis Blanquez Palasí, The Spanish National Court issues a third judgment in the asphalt roads cartel case addressing the issue of the burden of proof in bid rigging cases (Asphalt roads cartel), 25 January 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2013, Art. N° 51082

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