BERENGUER & POMARES Abogados offers its thorough knowledge and wide experience in dealing with the complex regulation of Competition Law to advice our clients in those activities that might be suspicious in order to redirect them in accordance with the law. Likewise, we are used to act in defence of the interests of our clients in cases where they are hampered as a consequence of collusive agreements or abuses of dominant position by third parties.
In view of these kind of activities, authorities entrusted with the defence of the competition in the market (either the Market and Competence National Commission in Spain or the Directorate-General for Competition in the European Commission) may bring infringement procedures either ex officio or at the request of a party, in which case it is advisable to become part of the procedure and carry out a proactive defence of the involved interests.
On the other hand, company mergers entailing certain volume require the notification to and authorized by the competition authorities.
Similarly, the control of public aids is one of the purposes of the competition authorities which, under certain circumstances, may result in infringement procedures.
Finally, competition laws may be invoked in judicial procedures in cases such as termination of contracts as a consequence of breach of these laws or in order to claim for a compensation of damages suffered as a consequence of these unlawful activities.
BERENGUER & POMARES Abogados offers its knowledge and expertise in this matter to represent its clients’ interests before the competent administrative or judicial authorities.