Competition

Ramón y Cajal Abogados is an ideal choice for companies requiring quality legal advice in Spain regarding any area of EU or Competition law.

Our team of specialists has extensive experience in both of these disciplines, acquired through daily work in disciplinary proceedings, merger control, legal disputes, regulated sectors, state aid, public tenders, customs law and international commerce.

We regularly provide advice to our clients on issues such as:

  • Disciplinary proceedings related to cartels and the abuse of dominant position initiated by the Spanish or EU competition authorities, including assistance during on-site inspections.
  • Merger control procedures before the Spanish and EU competition authorities.
  • Matters relating to state aid, including proceedings before the competition authorities and lawsuits arising from the application of regulations on state aid.
  • Appeals before Spanish and EU courts challenging competition authorities’ decisions.
  • Civil suits including legal actions declaring agreements to be null and void, or seeking compensation before the civil courts for damages due to the infringement of competition regulations.
  • Competition matters within an M&A framework, ranging from the valuation of contingencies in the due diligence phase to designing divestment strategies to expedite the authorisation of a merger.
  • Assessment of corporate practices that could harm competition and, in particular, assessment of commercial distribution systems.
  • Corporate programmes for internal compliance with competition regulations.

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