Rafael Baena

Ashurst (Madrid)
Lawyer (Partner)

Rafael Baena is a partner in the competition practice Rafael practices all competition law aspects with special attention to merger control, abuse of dominance, cartels, competition in regulated sectors (electricity, air transport, etc.), litigation work and competition law in Latin America. Rafael has headed the department since 2010, was recognized as one of the most important Spanish lawyers under the age of forty, in the 40 under Forty Awards –2013 edition- organised by the publication Iberian Lawyer. Rafael is very active in the Spanish Association of Competition Law professionals (Asociación Española de Defensa de la Competencia) actively participating as a speaker in many Competition Law events. Some of his key clients are Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Hewlett-Packard Inc., Hyundai, NH Hoteles and Grupo IFA.

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Ashurst (Madrid)
Ashurst (Madrid)


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Pablo Velasco, Rafael Baena The Spanish Competition Authority fines an electric company for organising bid rigging cartel in the market for supply and maintenance of weather radars (AEMET)


The Spanish Competition Authority ("CNMC") has fined Schneider Electric Spain ("Schneider"), Adasa Sistemas ("Adasa") and DTN Services and Systems Spain ("DTN") a total of EUR 610,000 for organising a bid rigging cartel in the market for the supply and maintenance of weather radars tendered by (...)

Rafael Baena, Javier Torrecilla Pérez, Pablo Velasco The Spanish Competition Authority accepts commitments offered by a sports manufacturer and retailer following a complaint on the imposition of restrictions in the distribution network (Adidas / LDC)


The CNMC has accepted commitments offered by Adidas Spain ("Adidas") and closed the investigation that had been initiated in November 2018, following a complaint lodged by BCINCOPE (an Adidas franchisee), for an alleged infringement of articles 1 SCA and 101 TFEU in the Spanish retail market (...)

Rafael Baena, Pablo Velasco, Javier Torrecilla Pérez The Spanish Competition Authority fines €77.1 million two companies for developing commercial policies to consolidate their position in the marketing of television advertising sector (Mediaset / Atresmedia)


On 13 November 2019, the Spanish Competition Authority ("CNMC") announced that it had fined Mediaset and Atresmedia €77.1 million in total for antitrust practices in the marketing of television advertising. Both companies have been required to cease their behaviour and adapt their commercial and (...)

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