The Spanish Parliament broadens merger filing exemption and enhances government coordination

On March 5, 2011, the Spanish Parliament amended the Spanish Competition Act 15/2007, affecting merger filing requirements and the changing the interaction between the National Competition Commission (NCC) and the national regulatory authorities (NRAs), which govern businesses in energy, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and other sectors. The main consequences of the amendments will be to decrease the number of merger filings and increase legal certainty in proceedings that require cooperation between the NRAs and the NCC. 1. Change in the Merger

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Marta Delgado, Raimundo Ortega, The Spanish Parliament broadens merger filing exemption and enhances government coordination, 5 March 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2011, Art. N° 50049

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