Cuatrecasas (Barcelona)

Carlos A. Ruiz García

Cuatrecasas (Barcelona)

“Carlos” A. Ruiz is an associate in Cuatrecasas’s team in Barcelona specialized in Spanish and EU competition law and economics. Carlos holds a joint honors degree in law and economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (2005 and 2007) and a MSc in Competition and Market Regulation from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. He advises and assists national and international companies in different areas of competition law (antitrust proceedings, distribution agreements, and mergers and acquisitions).

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Carlos A. Ruiz García, Alexandre Picón, William Beaven The Spanish High Court quashes the formal reopening of an investigation in the waste management sector deeming that there has been a violation of the non bis in idem principle due to a previous judgment on the merits of the case with res judicata effects (Residuos II)


On March 25, 2021, the Spanish High Court (Audiencia Nacional) annulled the decision to initiate the sanctioning proceeding S/0628/18 Residuos 2. In Appeal No 1232/2021 (ECLI:ES:AN:2021:1232), the Spanish High Court concluded that, the National Commission for Markets and Competition (“CNMC”) had (...)

Carlos A. Ruiz García, Floriane Sement, Juan Landecho Canosa The Spanish High Court annuls the Competition Authority’s €60,000 fine against a road transport association for lack of motivation and error in the qualification of the conduct (ASEMTRASAN)


The Spanish National High Court (Audiencia Nacional, “Spanish High Court”) has annulled the fine that the Spanish National Commission of Markets and Competition (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y de la Competencia, “CNMC”) imposed to the Asociación de Empresarios de Transportes Discrecionales de (...)

Carlos A. Ruiz García, Patricia Sánchez-Calero Barco The Spanish Competition Commission fines company for failing to notify a concentration and executing it before receiving clearance, but admits that it would not have noticed the infringement if the company had not warned it (Essilor/Polycore)


On July 31, 2014, the Spanish National Commission for Markets and Competition (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia or “CNMC”) fined ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (COMPAGNIE GENERALE D’OPTIQUE) S.A. for failing to notify a merger agreement and breaching the obligation to suspend its execution (...)

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