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Paloma Martínez-Lage

Paloma is a partner in the Madrid office. She has over two decades’ experience gained both in‐house in the Corporate Affairs and Regulatory department of a mobile operator in Spain and in private practice at a Spanish Competition boutique law firm. Paloma has been recommended as a leading professional by various legal directories, including Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal Iberia. According to Chambers & Partners, clients appreciate that Paloma is "dedicated, hardworking, and pays a lot of attention to detail" (Europe Guide, 2018).

“Communication 1/2023, of 13 June on the criteria that shall govern the prohibition for companies that distort competition to enter into contracts with the public sector by the National Commission for Markets and Competition” (the “Communication”) has been approved. The Communication sets out the criteria that will guide the CNMC when determining the prohibition to contract with the Public Sector and the scope of the prohibition. The CNMC will follow the criteria set out in the Communication in its future infringement decisions.

The Spanish State Gazette published yesterday contains the Royal Decree 571/2023, of 4 July, on Foreign Investments which is intended to (i) update the procedure for declaring foreign investments for statistical and information purposes (both foreign investments in Spain and Spanish investments abroad); and (ii) develop certain features of Law 19/2003, of 4 July, on the legal regime of capital movements and foreign economic transactions and its implementing regulations, particularly with regard to the introduction of Article 7bis, relating to the suspension of the liberalization regime, in order to provide greater legal certainty to the authorization procedure, for the cases in which this is meant to be mandatory.