Request for Arbitration from the CNMC

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Descripción del trámite

Este trámite engloba todos aquellos actos necesarios para la realización efectiva de la función arbitral atribuida a la CNMC. Incluye, entre otras cosas, la realización de todo tipo de comunicaciones, actos y trámites procedimentales tales como solicitud de inicio, contestación, recusación de árbitros, demanda, contestación a la demanda, práctica de la prueba, conclusiones o notificaciones.

Documents required

Formulario del trámite cumplimentado anexando el documento, en cualquier soporte, en donde conste convenio arbitral de las partes. Dicho convenio arbitral podrá adoptar la forma de cláusula incorporada a un contrato o de acuerdo independiente, donde se exprese la voluntad de todas las partes de someter a arbitraje de esta Comisión, todas o algunas de las controversias que hayan surgido o puedan surgir respecto de una determinada cuestión, contractual o no contractual.

Si quien actúa lo hace en nombre y representación de persona jurídica y con anterioridad a este trámite no ha comunicado los datos para la realización de notificaciones telemáticas, previamente debe cumplimentar el siguiente trámite: Comunicación de datos para la realización de notificaciones telemáticas

Regulation

  • Ley 3/2013, de 4 de junio, de creación de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (artículos 5, 14 y 20)
  • Ley 60/2003, de 23 de diciembre, de Arbitraje
  • Real Decreto 657/2013, de 30 de agosto, por el que se aprueba el Estatuto Orgánico de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (artículo 46)

Competent bodies

Consejo de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (arts. 14 y 21 de la Ley 3/2013, de 4 de junio, de creación de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia).

La tramitación corresponde a la Asesoría Jurídica (artículo 11 2. c) del Real Decreto 657/2013, de 30 de agosto, por el que se aprueba el Estatuto Orgánico de la CNMC).

Technical requirements

Certificado Digital Certificate

A digital certificate for a natural or legal person or representative that has been issued by any provider of certification services that has made the required notification to the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, pursuant to Article 30 of Law 59/2003, Law 59/2003 of 19 December on the electronic signature, and by the DNI-e, issued by the General Directorate of the Police.

Consult the providers of online certification services(Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda)

Frequent questions

Is the arbitration of the CNMC public and free?

The arbitration function assigned to this Commission is not public.

Unlike other arbitrations, the arbitration proceedings that are processed by the CNMC do not entail costs to the parties for the right to enter into and administer the arbitration. Similarly, the issuance of arbitration awards by the CNMC Council also does not entail any cost in terms of the fees of the arbitrators.

In addition to completing the arbitration request form provided, is it necessary to furnish the arbitration agreement?

Not necessarily. Normally, the willingness of the parties to submit to arbitration depends on a previously signed arbitration agreement. But there is also the possibility that the parties to the dispute agree to submit to arbitration, even after one of them has requested it.

What advantages does arbitration have over the CNMC's conflict resolution process or over court proceedings?

Through the conflict resolution process described in Article 12 of Ley 3/2013, the CNMC provides a public function that allows it to decide certain matters as expressly provided for in the law. It is not necessary to have the consent of all the parties involved, but it is enough for one of them to initiate this process so that the CNMC, if the necessary requirements are met, can start the procedure. When resolving disputes, the CNMC will not only decide on those issues related to the dispute, but also on those other connected issues likely to affect competition or the proper functioning of certain sectors of economic activity.

In contrast, the arbitration function is a function of private law in which the CNMC can settle only those disputes submitted voluntarily by the parties and that previously, had they been filed, could not have been resolved through a dispute procedure.

In contrast to court proceedings, the resolution of disputes through arbitration provides a level playing field for the parties in a neutral and independent process. The arbitration will decide only on those matters submitted to its decision by the parties and will decide both in equity and in law. It also offers the possibility for the parties to adapt the arbitration in terms of deadlines and procedures specific to the case, and it guarantees confidentiality with respect to the very existence of the arbitration, the disclosures made during the arbitration proceedings and the award.

Therefore, compared to a court of law, arbitration is more dynamic, rapid, flexible and cost-effective.

How long does an arbitration procedure administered by the CNMC normally last?

In this Commission, each arbitration procedure is dealt with individually. Each case has its own complexity and pace, so it is difficult to specify a standard duration. The arbitrators have 6 months to issue a ruling after the claim is argued. On average, arbitrations usually last about 7-8 months.

Will the arbitral awards decided by the CNMC be made public?

Arbitral awards are not public.

Where should you write if you have questions or queries about the Electronic Office?

If you have any questions or technical queries related to the electronic office or any of your electronic procedures, you can write to the support gestion.sedeelectronica@cnmc.es.

For any other inquiry or request for information, you can use the procedure of Submission of requests, documents and communications. 

What is cl@ve?

Some procedures require you to identify yourself electronically (as you would if you carried out the procedure in person).

Cl@ve is a system managed by the Ministerio de Hacienda y Administraciones Públicas aimed at unifying and simplifying citizens' electronic access to public services.

Its main objective is to allow citizens to identify themselves to the Administration in the simplest and most convenient way possible, depending on the procedure involved. The methods available are electronic certificate/DNI-e, Cl@ve PIN, permanent Cl@ve, Cl@ve for EU citizens.

These mechanisms allow citizens to identify themselves when carrying out the procedure. To use them, some of the mechanisms require registering with Cl@ve.

More information on the Official Website of cl@ve