The Spanish Court for the Defence of Competition significantly reduces the fine imposed on a local association of driving schools for issuing a collective recommendation on prices (Autoescuelas Alcalá)

The decision of the competition authority On 9 March 2000, the Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia (TDC) -the second-tier competition authority that existed in Spain under Act 16/1989 and that has been replaced since September 1st 2007 by a single body, the National Competition Commission- imposed a fine of 15 million pesetas (90,151 euros) on a local association of driving schools (Agrupación de Autoescuelas de Alcalá de Henares) for having issued two anticompetitive decisions : i. a collective recommendation to its members on the application of maximum and minimum prices; and ii. an agreement of the assembly of the association under which

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Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo, The Spanish Court for the Defence of Competition significantly reduces the fine imposed on a local association of driving schools for issuing a collective recommendation on prices (Autoescuelas Alcalá), 11 April 2003, e-Competitions April 2003, Art. N° 20060

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