The Spanish Parliament amends the Competition Act to implement the ECN+ Directive

In Short Background: European Parliament and Council Directive (EU) 2019/1 ("ECN+") required EU Member States to adopt, by February 4, 2021, minimum standards related to national competition authority ("NCA") antitrust enforcement. ECN+ aims to promote cooperation among NCAs and the European Commission and to minimize uneven enforcement by establishing minimum common investigative powers and decision-making procedures. The Development: In late April, Spain amended the Spanish Competition Act ("LDC Amendments") to implement ECN+. The LDC Amendments introduce significant changes to the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia ("CNMC") procedures regarding leniency, fines, and investigatory powers, among other topics. Together with Germany and (partially) France, Spain is one

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Raimundo Ortega, Marta Delgado Echevarría, The Spanish Parliament amends the Competition Act to implement the ECN+ Directive, 28 April 2021, e-Competitions April 2021, Art. N° 101162

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