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Ramón y Cajal Abogado advises both Atresmedia and Telefónica on the creation of the joint venture BUENDÍA ESTUDIOS


Ramón y Cajal Abogado has advised both Atresmedia and Telefónica on the antitrust and corporate aspects of the creation of the joint venture BUENDÍA ESTUDIOS, which aims to become a reference studio in the creation and production of audiovisual content in Spanish. The transaction was unconditionally cleared by the European Commission on 17 June 2020.

Publication – Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Private Antitrust Litigation 2020 (Spain)


The prestigious publisher Lexology Getting The Deal Through has just released the third edition of its Private Antitrust Litigation guide, in which our firm has once again collaborated. The Spanish jurisdiction chapter has been prepared by our partners Pedro Suárez and Antonio de Mariano and our associate Javier Pérez Fernández.

This guide provides practical answers to both procedural and substantive issues raised by competition law claims (also known as “private enforcement”), such as cartels or abuses of dominance, including claims for damages. In the specific case of Spain, this area is in full legislative and jurisprudential development, especially as a result of the recent transposition of Directive 2014/104/EU (the Damage Directive), and its application remains particularly complex and novel for lawyers, judges and economists. Spain is nevertheless beginning to position itself as a reference jurisdiction at European level, with an increasing number of claims being litigated here.

A Dutch district court confirms Nike’s selective distribution system regarding online sales


Action Sport Soc. Coop, ARL (Action Sport), a distributor of Nike products based in Italy, brought a claim in the Netherlands against Nike European Operations Netherlands BV (Nike) on the grounds that the latter had wrongly terminated its distribution contract on 28 December 2015. Nike opposed this claim, holding that its termination had indeed been lawful. Particularly, it contended that Action Sport had been reselling, without its consent, Nike products through the Amazon platform, which was not a member of Nike’s selective distribution system.