The CNMC fines the Spanish Basketball Clubs Association

April 18, 2017

By Laura Pinilla, Cuatrecasas
By Laura Pinilla, Cuatrecasas

By Laura Pinilla.

On April 12, 2017, the Spanish National Commission for Markets and Competition (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia or “CNMC”) announced that it had fined the Spanish Basketball Clubs Association (Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto or “ACB”) €400,000 for alleged anticompetitive agreements contrary to Article 1 of Law 15/2007 for the Defense of Competition and previous Law 16/1989.

The CNMC initiated proceedings (under reference S/DC/0558/15 ACB) following a complaint lodged by Club Baloncesto Tizona, S.A.D., one of the basketball clubs affected by the practices investigated.


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