Spanish Watchdog Says Antitrust Reform Plan Lacked Debate

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 6:24 PM EDT) -- Spain's competition watchdog on Thursday criticized a new bill to overhaul the country's antitrust regulatory system, saying the process for drafting the plan was too closed off and did not seek input from the regulators it would most affect.

The plan, which has been an agenda item for Spain's president and cabinet ministers since the government took power in December, would combine a number of the country's existing regulators to create a new body called the National Markets and Competition Commission.

The current antitrust body, Comision...
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