The Spanish Parliament transposes the ECN+ Directive into Spanish law

On 29 April 2021, the Spanish Royal Decree-Law 7/2021 entered into force, modifying the Spanish Competition Act (“LDC”) due to the transposition of the Directive 2019/1 – known as the “ECN+ Directive” – which aims to achieve a more effective application of competition rules by the National Competition Authorities (“NCAs”) and to improve the functioning of the internal market. Spanish regulation already included most of the provisions contained in the ECN+ Directive. However, this amendment brings significant changes to national competition rules, especially regarding the relationship of the Spanish Competition Authority (“CNMC”) with the European Competition Network (“ECN”); the upper fine limits that can be imposed as a consequence of anticompetitive infringements; CNMC’s investigation powers;

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Candela Sotés Macaya, The Spanish Parliament transposes the ECN+ Directive into Spanish law, 27 April 2021, e-Competitions April 2021, Art. N° 100923

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