The Spanish Competition Authority fines airport incumbent and eleven car rental companies over €3.1 M for exchanging sensitive commercial information (Servicios comerciales AENA)

On 2 January 2014 the recently created National Markets and Competition Commission (“CNMC”) imposed a fine of over €3.1 million on AENA, AENA Aeropuertos and eleven car rental companies for colluding over certain car rental contractual conditions as well as exchanging sensitive commercial information. [1] The CNMC initiated its investigation following a complaint in August 2011 by Solmar, a competitor in the car rental sector particularly active in the airports of Spain’s eastern coast. Considering that there were rational indicia to suspect a potential infringement of Article 101 TFEU and Article 1 of the Spanish Competition Act (“LDC”), the CNMC initiated proceedings against AENA, which were subsequently extended to AENA Aeropuertos and to a large number of car rental companies, for

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Andrea Redondo, The Spanish Competition Authority fines airport incumbent and eleven car rental companies over €3.1 M for exchanging sensitive commercial information (Servicios comerciales AENA), 2 January 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 62855

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