The Spanish Congress approves the creation of a new competition authority, the National Commission on Markets and Competition (NCMC)

Important Changes to the Antitrust Institutional Structure in Spain* On 5 June 2013, the Spanish Congress approved the creation of a new Spanish competition authority: the National Commission on Markets and Competition (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, “NCMC“). The NCMC will merge the current competition authority (the NCC) and the six regulators governing energy, telecoms, audio-visual, postal, rail and airport services. It is likely to be operational in October 2013. This reform represents revolutionary change to the Spanish antitrust institutional structure in Spain which business should take careful note of. The new institutional structure The most important change brought about by the new NCMC is that it will merge into one single institution the current

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Casto Gonzalez-Paramo, The Spanish Congress approves the creation of a new competition authority, the National Commission on Markets and Competition (NCMC), 5 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 53380

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