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Regional Merger Review in Spain


Francisco Marcos


Fundación Instituto de Empresa, S.L. - IE Business School

November 4, 2011

InDret Law Journal, Vol. 4, 2011

Abstract:     
The decentralization of competition law enforcement in Spain has led to the creation of agencies and administrative authorities by Autonomous Communities responsible for this task. Today most of the disciplinary procedures for the enforcement of the Spanish Defense Competition Act are heard before the regional authorities, which also play other advisory and advocacy roles.

In the area of merger review, however, to date, the law only provides for a consultative intervention of regional authorities in those operations that have a significant impact in the regional context. The constitutionality challenge against the Spanish Competition Act promoted by the government of the Canary Islands in 2008 for limiting regional powers, the reform of the Autonomy Statute for Catalonia in 2006 and the Constitutional Court Judgment 31/2010, allow considering that in the future there could be a regional review of mergers and acquisitions. In view of the unique experience of decentralization of competition in Spain, this paper examines this issue and the implications it could have a potential regional power in merger control.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 52

Keywords: merger review, autonomous communities, regions, antitrust, competition, law enforcement, administrative decentralization

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Date posted: November 5, 2011  

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Marcos, Francisco, Regional Merger Review in Spain (November 4, 2011). InDret Law Journal, Vol. 4, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1954573

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Francisco Marcos (Contact Author)
Fundación Instituto de Empresa, S.L. - IE Business School ( email )
Finance Department
Castellon de la Plana, 8
Madrid, Madrid 28006
Spain
34-917820040 (Phone)
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