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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Exchange of Information as Restriction by Object? The STANPA Cases in Spain

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Alvaro Ramos (Cisco) asks Exchange of Information as Restriction by Object? The STANPA Cases in Spain.

ABSTRACT: Are exchanges of price and/or quantity information illegal where they have no impact on business behaviour or that impact is not established? The Commission appears to answer in the positive in the horizontal guidelines as it indicates that business decision sharing generally leads to cartels. That strict approach has recently been applied, in Spain, in two important cases.

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