Henar González Durántez

Herbert Smith Freehills (Madrid)
Lawyer (Partner)

Henar González Durántez was a senior Abogado at Uría Menéndez in Madrid since 1998. Her practice area is European and Spanish Antitrust Law, covering, in particular, merger control issues, cartels and abuses of dominant position. Henar acts for clients in various sectors, including telecommunications, transport, cement, paper and paperboard, retail distribution and other industrial sectors, and regularly advices a leading multinational group in the beverage sector. She obtained her law degree at the University of Valladolid in 1996 and a special degree in European Law from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). She is now a Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills.


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28469 Bulletin

André Pretorius, Henar González Durántez, Kristien Geeurickx, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Michael Dietrich, Sergio Sorinas The EU Court of Justice rules on issues concerning retroactive rebates and the procedures through which these rebates can be characterized as abusive (Post Danmark II)


Introduction On 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice (the Court) issued its preliminary ruling in Post Danmark A/S v Konkurrencerådet (Competition Council), which concerns the antitrust treatment of a retroactive rebate scheme in the market for the distribution of bulk mail. The case (...)

Henar González Durántez The Spanish Competition Authority expresses concerns about the merger between two German air transport companies and opened an in-depth investigation in Spain (Air Berlin / Condor)


After three months of investigation, on 25 March 2008, the Spanish Competition Authorities decided to open a second phase investigation regarding the proposed takeover of Condor Fledgiest GmbH (“Condor”) by Air Berlin Plc (“Air Berlin”). Condor is a charter carrier based in Germany, which mainly (...)

Henar González Durántez The Spanish Competition Authorities clears a merger - referred back from the EC Commission - in the hard discount large retail distribution sector and adopts its first commitment decision under the new competition regime (DIA/Plus Supermercados)


The Spanish Competition Authorities (Comisión Nacional de Competencia) clears on 3 September 2007 the acquisition of Plus Supermercados (a company previously belonging to the Tengelmann Group, which operates 251 hard -discount stores in Spain) by DIA. The acquirer is a wholly-owned subsidiary of (...)

Henar González Durántez The Spanish Court for the Defence of Competition proposes the clearance, with certain conditions, of a merger in the maritime transport sector (Balearia / Buquebus)


The Court for the Defence of Competition has proposed the Government not to oppose a merger between two companies that provide fast-ferry services between the South of Spain and the North of Africa, including the Spanish city of Ceuta. This transaction consists in the acquisition of Buquebus, (...)

Henar González Durántez The Spanish Competition Authorities authorises an operation of concentration consisting of an exclusive license to distribute “Tampax” products in Spain and Portugal (Procter & Gamble/Arbora & Ausonia)


The Spanish Competition Authorities have recently considered that the license granted by Procter & Gamble to Arbora & Ausonia to use the “Tampax” brands for the distribution of “Tampax” products in Spain and Portugal constitutes an operation of concentration within the meaning of article (...)

Henar González Durántez The Spanish Competition Authorities open an in-depth investigation into a merger for the exploitation of football broadcasting rights (Sogecable/AVS)


Spanish Competition Authority (Servicio de Defensa de la Competencia), 28 December 2006, Sogecable/AVS, N-6094 (Decision to refer to the competition court (Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia) for a second phase investigation“Resolución de remisión al Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia”) The (...)

Henar González Durántez The Spanish Supreme Court annuls a decision of the national competition authorities because the investigated practices did not have an anticompetitive effect or purpose (Expertos Inmobiliarios)


The judgment of the Spanish Supreme Court (Tribunal Supremo) dated 9 March 2005 reviewed the decision of the Court for the Defence of Competition (“CDC”) of 19 November 1998, which had been appealed by the Spanish Association of Real Estate Agents (Consejo General de los Colegios Oficiales de (...)

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