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May You Live Interesting Times: A Year (and a Quarter) in Review in Spanish Merger Control



It has been another exciting year in Spanish Merger Control. To the overarching importance of the pandemic, we have to add political appointments, more Phase II investigations and resort to innovative packages of remedies.


Kluwer Competition Law Blog has published our update on Spanish Merger Control in 2020 and the first quarter of 2021. The update includes information on:

  • The Spanish enforcer in times of pandemic.

  • Spanish Merger Control in figures.

  • Noteworthy transactions. Theories of harm the CNMC resorted to when requesting commitments, and summary of commitments, agreed during 2020 and the first quarter of 2021.

  • New FDI rules.



Garrido Abogados lawyers are available to assist in addressing any questions you may have regarding these developments. To learn more about these issues, please contact the Garrido Abogados lawyer with whom you usually work, any member of the firm’s EU and Competition department, or the following lawyers in Madrid:


Pablo Figueroa (+34 91 210 67 86, Pablo.Figueroa@garrido.es)

Rubén Gil Puente (+34 91 319 60 62, Ruben.Gil@garrido.es)



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