Spanish Lawmakers Advance Antitrust Overhaul Bill

Law360, New York (April 4, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT) -- Spain's parliament has advanced a government-backed bill that would combine the country's antitrust enforcer with several industry regulators, according to a notice published Thursday.

The House of Deputies, the lower chamber of the Spanish Parliament, passed the measure on Tuesday, moving the government's efforts to create a new National Markets and Competition Commission closer to becoming reality.

Though the legislation still requires approval from the Spanish Senate, the upper chamber has much more limited authority and the House of Deputies can override its veto or any...
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