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Spain: Court upholds ‘Uber Law’, rejects CNMC arguments

 |  June 5, 2018

The Supreme Court of Spain, the highest legal authority of that country, announced on Friday that it has only partially reviewed the appeals filed by the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) and two companies in the transport sector on the limitations imposed by the Transportation Law of 2015 over the activities of “Transportation Vehicles with Driver”, which includes private cars for rent and services such as Uber or Cabify.

The Court endorsed the legal limit of 1 VTC (license to provide private transportation services) per every 30 taxis, and also accepted the restriction imposed by the Transportation Law that hold that 80 percent of VTC services must be developed within an Autonomous Community.

On the other hand, the Supreme Court said that it annulled, “because it is contrary to law”, the requirement imposed by the Transportation Law to have a minimum fleet of seven vehicles to provide VTC services, thus agreeing with the CNMC’s fears that these limitations would restrict access to small entrepreneurs.

Full Content: Reuters

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