CNC Confirms Dawn Raids In The Valdepeñas Wine Sector

Author:Mr SJ Berwin's EU & Competition Team
Profession:SJ Berwin LLP

On 2 March 2011, officials of the CNC's Investigations Division conducted unannounced inspections at the premises of various companies and associations active in the production of grapes and wine under the Valdepeñas designation of origin. The CNC suspected the existence of anticompetitive practices involving price-fixing or agreements on other commercial conditions contrary to the Spanish Competition Act.

The inspections are a preliminary step in the CNC's investigation into alleged anticompetitive conduct and do not prejudge the final outcome of the investigation or culpability of...

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