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See original article in english Spain: The Audiencia Nacional annuls a decision of the Spanish competition authority (CNMC) fining a car wash equipment maker for refusing to cooperate with independent repairers of its machines (Istobal)

Spain : The Audiencia Nacional annuls a decision of the Spanish competition authority (CNMC) fining a car wash equipment maker for refusing to cooperate with independent repairers of its machines (Istobal)

The Audiencia Nacional has annulled a decision of the Spanish competition authority (CNMC) fining the car wash equipment maker Istobal for refusing to cooperate with independent repairers of its machines –called SATs (technical assistance services)–, thus breaching Articles 1 and 2 of the Spanish Competition Act (LDC). The CNMC’s investigation arises from a complaint filed in May 2014 by an independent maintainer of Istobal car-wash equipment, Golden Wash, which complained that Istobal refused to supply spare parts and technical data to independent car-wash maintainers. Based on the information gathered in the complaint and after some requests for information, in December 2014, the CNMC decided to open infringement proceedings against Istobal for the existence of prima facie evidence of

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Rafael Allendesalazar, Beatriz Sanchez-Ortiz, Spain: The Audiencia Nacional annuls a decision of the Spanish competition authority (CNMC) fining a car wash equipment maker for refusing to cooperate with independent repairers of its machines (Istobal), 29 July 2022, Concurrences N° 4-2022, Art. N° 109527, pp. 170-171

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