Luis Blanquez Palasí

CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo (Madrid)
Lawyer (Senior Associate)

Luis Blanquez Palasí is Senior Associate at Albiñana & Suarez de Lezo (Madrid). He has over 10 years of experience on regulatory law and European and Spanish competition law, including mergers and acquisitions, restrictive practices, abuse of dominance, State aid. and public procurement. His expertise includes assistance to domestic and foreign companies; on regulatory and competition matters related to corporate transactions (mergers, spin-offs, take-overs and acquisitions) at EU and national level, with a particular focus in the energy sector. He joined CMS Albiñana and Suarez de Lezo in June 2012 from Simmons & Simmons LLP, after a long formation period in the EU in Brussels. He has law degrees from the University of Zaragoza, the University of Nantes, and Universiteit van Amsterdam (LL.M). In 2009 he obtained the Postgraduate/Master in EC Competition Law in London’s King’s College. He is fluent in Spanish and English, and is proficient in French.

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Luis Blanquez Palasí The Spanish Competition Authority fines postal operator for abuse of dominant position in the wholesale market for access services to the public postal network and the retail services market for administrative notifications (Correos)

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The National Competition Commission (“CNC”) has imposed a fine of 3.3 million euros on Correos for having abused its dominant position in: (i) the wholesale market for access services to the public postal network and (ii) the retail services market for administrative notifications. In May 2011 (...)

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)

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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 (...)

Luis Blanquez Palasí The Spanish National Court applies the ECJ "dual pricing" ruling to quash a decision by the Spanish Competition Commission concerning prices imposed to wholesalers by pharmaceutical company (Pfizer)

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The Spanish National Court has applied the landmark ECJ dual pricing ruling to quash a decision by the Spanish Competition Commission dismissing a complaint against Pfizer’s pricing policy for pharmaceutical products. On 13 June 2011, the Spanish National Court («Audiencia Nacional« or «the (...)

Luis Blanquez Palasí The Spanish Competition Authority fines the holder of football TV rights for abusing its dominant position in the resale of these rights and in the pay TV market (Mediapro)

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Mediaproducción S.L. (Mediapro) is currently the holder of the audiovisual rights for the regular league and Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) football competitions (the Competitions) for all teams in the Spanish first and second divisions for the 2009/2010 and subsequent seasons. In May 2009 the CNC (...)

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