Spain On Brink Of Streamlining Antitrust Regulation

Law360, New York (October 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The president of Spain's top antitrust court has indicated that the country intends to implement a unified National Competition Commission by May.

On Tuesday, Luis Berenguer told reporters during an antitrust event in Mexico City that the government has already presented the reform proposal to the Spanish parliament, according to Dow Jones.

The legislation will combine the competition court and the finance ministry's Competition Service and is aimed at lessening the government's role in this arena.

The cabinet currently reviews all antitrust decisions but under the...
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