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The European Commission fines Nike €12.5 million

25/03/2019

The European Commission fines Nike €12.5 million for restricting cross-border sales of merchandising products of some of Europe's best-known football clubs and federations, for which Nike held the licence.  European Commission press release

José Carlos Páez

Sport&MusicLaw

Sport law

EU Law and competition

Notice to stakeholders on the withdrawal of the UK and EU competition law published by the European Commission

25/03/2019

Link to the Notice

José Carlos Páez

EU Law and competition

The WTO failed the EU, which has to turn to alternative ways of opening up over 50% of the international market for public procurement, for now not accessible for EU companies

19/03/2019

Access the news (in Spanish)

José Carlos Páez

International contracts

EU Law and competition

Spain’s National Competition Authority investigates national TV channels for exceeding broadcasting time for LaLiga football summaries

6/03/2019

Spain’s National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC) investigates whether national TV channels Atresmedia and Mediaset exceeded the limits on the amount of time for broadcasting LaLiga football summaries. The fines for such an infringement range between 100,001 euros and 500,000. CNMC press release

José Carlos Páez

EU Law and competition

Panel organized by ICC YAF and the Spanish Arbitration Club under 40 on confidentiality in commercial arbitration

14/03/2019

On March 14 we attended the presentation organized by the ICC YAF and the CEA-40 (Spanish Arbitration Club under 40) "Ten shots on confidentiality in commercial arbitration: interview with institution, counsel and client", in which the discussion on confidentiality revolved around the new rulesof the Court of International Arbitration of the ICC, on the preferences of [...]

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José Carlos Páez

Arbitration

International contracts

EU Law and competition

The General Court annuls the Commission’s decision classifying the tax regime of four Spanish professional football clubs as State aid

26/02/2019

The Court holds that the Commission has not shown to the requisite legal standard that the measure at issue conferred an advantage on its beneficiaries. Read the ECJ's press release  

Sport&MusicLaw

Sport law

EU Law and competition

Spanish Competition Authority: Compliance Section – Discussion about temporary joint ventures

28/01/2019

An opportunity for the discussion on the most controversial issues concerning the doctrinal, academic and jurisprudential aspects of the participation of temporary joint ventures in public tenders. And an analysis of the decisions by Spanish Special Bidding Appeal Bodies and by Competition Authorities, both in their advisory and sanctioning capacity. Spanish Competition Authority: Compliance Section [...]

Nebot & Páez and its lawyers

José Carlos Páez

EU Law and competition

Conference organized by the EU and International Law Section of the Madrid Bar on the relationship between EU Law and international arbitration

14/01/2019

The debate revolved around one of the most debated legal topics at European and international levels: the relationship between EU Law, as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the European Union jurisprudence, and international arbitration, as both commercial and investment dispute resolution method. Conference of EU and International Law Section of the Madrid Bar [...]

Nebot & Páez and its lawyers

José Carlos Páez

Arbitration

EU Law and competition

Discussion on competition law and public procurement

19/12/2018

Interesting panel discussion on competition law and public procurement, organized by the competition law commission of the Madrid Bar. Competition law and public procurement

Nebot & Páez and its lawyers

EU Law and competition

Spanish Competition Authority: infringement proceedings against Adidas Spain

22/11/2018

The Spanish Competition Authority has decided to open infringement proceedings against Adidas Spain in order to investigate a number of clauses in Adidas’ contracts with its franchisees that may constitute a restriction of competition. Access the Spanish Competition Authority’s press release (in Spanish)

EU Law and competition