Spanish Congress has validated Royal Decree-Law 9/2017, of 26 May, which transposes a number of EU directives, and has decided to fast-track it as a Bill. Therefore, amendments may be made that, if approved, would modify the current text.  

The Royal Decree-Law, which has been inforce since 27 May this year, brings Spanish legislation into line with the EU Directive on damages claims for antitrust offences. To do so, it has included a new section in the 2007 Spanish Competition Law on compensation for damage caused by restrictive practices.

The Royal Decree-Law has also modified the Spanish Civil Procedure Law, making it easier to obtain disclosure of evidence in damages claims brought for antitrust offences.