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Briefing on the Supreme Court’s decision that the proceedings in which the CNMC imposed fines of 30 million euros on REPSOL and CEPSA had expired


In this Legal Briefing, we analyse the judgments of the Supreme Court that annulled two resolutions of the CNMC. The Supreme Court found that the CNMC had exceeded the 18-month deadline to conclude the proceedings.

The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court has annulled two resolutions of the Council of the National Commission on Markets and Competition (“CNMC”) of February 2015, after finding that the proceedings had expired. The CNMC had imposed fines amounting to 30 million euros on the companies REPSOL S.A. (“REPSOL”) and Compañía Española de Petróleos S.A.U. (“CEPSA”), on the grounds that they had entered into coordination agreements, nonaggression pacts and exchanges of strategic information between service stations.

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