The Spanish Competition Authority fines four medical companies for market allocation in the sector of medical waste management services for public healthcare providers (Consenur / Cespa Gestion de Residuos / Interlun / Sistemas Integrales Sanitarios)

On January 18, 2010, the Spanish Competition Commission (Comisión Nacional de la Competencia, the “CNC”) fined [1] four medical waste management companies (Consenur, S.A [“Consenur”], Cespa Gestion de Residuos S.A. [“Cespa”], Interlun S.L. [“Interlun”], and Sistemas Integrales Sanitarios [“SIS”]) €7,045,000 under article 1 of Act 16/1989 July 17 [2], for market allocation in the sector of medical waste management services for public healthcare providers in Spain. Background On October 11, 2007, Andaluza de Tratamientos de la Higiene, S.A. (“ATHISA”) filed a complaint against Consenur, Cespa, Interlun and SIS for anti-competitive practices. These companies provided services to manage hazardous hospital waste and had more than an 80% share of the Spanish market. On the one hand, in 1998, ATHISA

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Tatiana López Garrido, Alejandro Lucena, The Spanish Competition Authority fines four medical companies for market allocation in the sector of medical waste management services for public healthcare providers (Consenur / Cespa Gestion de Residuos / Interlun / Sistemas Integrales Sanitarios), 18 January 2010, e-Competitions January 2010, Art. N° 38156

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