Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo

Martinez Lage, Allendesalazar & Brokelmann (Madrid)
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Paloma Martínez-Lage is a Partner at Martínez Lage, Allendesalazar & Brokelmann in Madrid, where she specialises in EU and Spanish competition law. She graduated in Law from the University San Pablo-CEU in Madrid (1997), where she obtained a certificate of specialisation in Business Administration (1998). She holds an LL.M degree in European Community Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (1999, Grand Distinction). Her practice covers abuses of dominant position, anti-competitive agreements, merger control issues and state aid rules, as well as follow-on damages claims, with a particular focus on sectors such as telecommunications and energy. Paloma has previously worked as an in-house lawyer in the Corporate Legal and Regulatory Affairs Department of a mobile operator in Spain.

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Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo The Spanish Parliament adopts a new competition act

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A new competition Act has entered into force in Spain since September, 1st 2007. The new Act entails a significant reform of the Spanish competition regime and will bring in further harmonisation of Spanish competition law with the EU rules. The new Act replaces the individual authorisation (...)

Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo The Spanish National Court significantly reduces the fine imposed on a local association of driving schools for issuing a collective recommendation on prices (Autoescuelas Alcalá)

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The decision of the competition authority On 9 March 2000, the Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia (TDC) -the second-tier competition authority that existed in Spain under Act 16/1989 and that has been replaced since September 1st 2007 by a single body, the National Competition Commission- (...)

Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo The Spanish Supreme Court confirms an abuse of dominant position by the telecom incumbent consisting on a refusal to supply lines to 3C Communications (Teléfonos en Aeropuertos - Telefónica de España)

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Introduction On 6 March 2003, the Spanish Supreme Court (the Tribunal Supremo, TS) confirmed a judgement of the Spanish National Court (the Audiencia Nacional, AN) which upheld a decision of 1 February 1995 by the Spanish competition authority (the Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia, TDC (...)

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Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo Spain : The Spanish Commercial Court of Bilbao grants damages equivalent to 15% of the purchase price in a follow-on claim based on the European Commission decision in the truck cartel case (CNH Industrial NV, Iveco)

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Based on the European Commission Decision in the truck cartel case (Case AT.39824 — Trucks), a Commercial Court of Bilbao has awarded damages to an unnamed claimant who had bought 17 trucks in the period of the cartel from CNH INDUSTRIAL NV and IVECO S.P.A. which were among the companies fined (...)

Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo Spain : The Spanish Supreme Court confirms an extensive interpretation of the concept of “governing body” of an infringing legal person and finds no breach of fundamental rights in publishing the names of the managers fined in a decision of the competition authority (Mr. Cesar ; Mr. Daniel)

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In two recently issued judgments the Spanish Supreme Court upheld two judgments of the Audiencia Nacional confirming the fines imposed by a decision of the Spanish Competition Authority (“CNMC”) on two managers in a case regarding anticompetitive agreements in the market for railway turnouts. In (...)

Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo Espagne : La Cour Suprême espagnole juge que sa doctrine de la “constatation fortuite” n’est pas applicable lorsque l’ordonnance autorisant l’enquête est trop vague (S. Solis, Hijos de Demetrio Fernández, Unión de Empresas de Recuperación)

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The Spanish Supreme Court has annulled three paper waste cartel fines because the “incidental finding” doctrine was not applicable to the evidence that led to the initiation of proceedings and which was found in the inspections carried out in a different investigation. In November 2014 the (...)

Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo Espagne : Le Tribunal de commerce de Valence octroie des dommage et intérêts dans une action en follow-on consécutive à une décision de la Commission européenne dans le cartel des fabricants de camions (Mr. Octavio / MAN España)

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In one of the first rulings in Spain awarding damages based on the European Commission Decision in the truck cartel case (Case AT.39824 — Trucks), a judgment of 20 February 2019 of a Commercial Court in Valencia (Juzgado de lo Mercantil nº 3 de Valencia) found in favor of the claimant, an (...)

Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo Espagne : La Cour Suprême espagnole confirme le droit de toute partie à être entendue lorsque l’autorité de concurrence change la qualification légale des faits à l’issue de la procédure, mais seulement si ce changement entraîne une atteinte aux droits de la défense (Maderas José Sainz)

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In five judgments issued in December 2018 and published in the first quarter of 2019, the Spanish Supreme Court confirmed the judgments of the Audiencia Nacional quashing the CNMC Wooden Pallets cartel decision. In September 2014 the Spanish Competition Authority (the “CNMC”) had fined 24 wooden (...)

Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo, Rafael Allendesalazar Espagne : La Cour suprême d’Espagne valide le test "croisé" complémentaire au test du concurrent aussi efficace pour apprécier les effets d’éviction d’une pratique de compression de marge (BT / CNMC, Telefónica, Vodafone, Orange)

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By Judgment of 9 October 2018, issued in appeal n° 4509/2017, the Supreme Court has confirmed the Judgment of 27 May 2017 of the Audiencia Nacional (appeal nº 263/16) which decided on the appeal by British Telecommunications, PLC and BT España Compañía De Servicios Globales De Telecomunicaciones, (...)

Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo, Rafael Allendesalazar Espagne : Le Tribunal de commerce de Barcelone octroie des dommages et intérêts à trois entreprises dans une série d’actions introduite à la suite de la condamnation d’un cartel par l’Autorité espagnole de la concurrence en 2013 (Misiones Salesianas / ADVEO ; CIFDSA / ADVEO ; Mutua Madrileña Automovilista / ADVEO)

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In March 2013 the Spanish Competition Authority (the “CNMC”) fined several paper envelope manufacturers for a single continuous infringement of Articles 101 TFEU and 1 of the Spanish Competition Act from 1977 to 2010 consisting of (i) price fixing and market sharing agreements regarding envelopes (...)

Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo, Rafael Allendesalazar Espagne : La Cour Suprême espagnole confirme l’annulation d’une décision modifiant une notification de griefs et juge que la décision d’élargir la durée de l’infraction poursuivie ne constitue pas simplement la correction d’une erreur matérielle mais bien une modification des faits justifiant les poursuites, ce qui n’est pas permis par la loi (Nestlé España)

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By Judgement of 24 July 2018, issued in appeal n° 2665/2016, the Supreme Court has confirmed the Judgement of 11 July 2016 of the Audiencia Nacional (appeal n° 343/14) deciding on the appeal by Nestlé España S.A. against the decision of the Council of the Spanish Competition Authority (the “CNMC”) (...)

Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo, Rafael Allendesalazar Espagne : L’Autorité espagnole de la concurrence sanctionne cinq agences médias et certains de leurs dirigeants pour échange d’informations sensibles ayant pour objet une répartition du marché des contrats “publics” de publicité (Agences Médias)

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Par décision du 7 mai 2018 adoptée dans l’affaire S/0584/16, Agences Médias, l’autorité espagnole de la concurrence (ci-après “CNMC”) a infligé aux agences Carat España SAU, Inteligencia y Media, Media Sapiens Spain SL et Persuade Comunicación SA des amendes dont le montant total avoisine 7 millions (...)

Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo, Rafael Allendesalazar Espagne : La Cour Suprême espagnole rétablit la sanction imposée par l’Autorité de la concurrence à une association dans le secteur des mandarines (Club de variedades vegetales protegidas)

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Par décision du 4 juillet 2013, l’Autorité espagnole de la concurrence (ci-après “CNMC”) imposa à l’association Club de variedades vegetales protegidas (ci-après “CVVP”) une sanction de 4 974 027 euros pour une infraction à l’article 1 de la Loi de Défense de la Concurrence (ci-après “LDC”) ainsi qu’à (...)

Paloma Martínez-Lage Sobredo Spain’s New Competition Act

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A new competition Act will enter into force in Spain on September, 1st 2007. The new Act entails a significant reform of the Spanish competition regime and will bring in further harmonisation of Spanish competition law with the EU rules. The new Act replaces the individual authorisation system (...)

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