Competition and European Union

We have a team specialized in Competition and European Union law made up of lawyers from our offices in Brussels, Madrid, Lisbon and Barcelona.

Our practice responds to the need for high specialization in an area that requires advanced technical legal knowledge along with a deep understanding of the commercial reality of the companies and the economy of the markets.

Our experience in the field of competition allows us to provide effective and detailed advice both on the prevention and the treatment of complex situations.

We present solutions that allow our clients to not only avoid or minimize risks, but also to add value to the company and strengthen its lines of business.

Our areas of action are:

  • Advice on competition in Spain, Portugal and the European Union in all fields
  • Control of concentrations
  • State aid and grant and public funding programmes
  • Private application of competition rules before the courts, including claims for damages
  • Arbitration in competition matters or with aspects of competition law
  • Advice in regulated sectors: energy, telecommunications, defence, transport, etc.
  • Complaints to the Spanish Competition and Markets Authority, the Portuguese Competition Authority and the European Commission
  • Appeals to the Spanish Audiencia Nacional and Supreme Court
  • Appeals to the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Advice to national authorities in connection with the transposition of European legislation
  • Advice to institutions of the European Union on matters relating to public contracts
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Key Contacts

Iñigo Igartua Arregui

Partner

Acknowledgments

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

The Chambers Europe 2018. Competition and European Law

“Their knowledge of EU competition law is extremely impressive"
"The work carried out by the firm is of the best quality"

The Chambers Europe 2018. Competition/ European Law – Portugal

"Technical expertise, detailed analysis and strategic approach"
"Very good insight into antitrust authorities' processes, procedures and precedents"

The Legal 500 2018. EU and Competition

“Excellent response times and sound, clear advice”

The Chambers Europe 2017. Competition/European Law

"The team is really practical when giving you an answer: they don't just send you lengthy theoretical reports, and they ask the right questions to get to the crux of matters". "The lawyers in the team only take on the matters when they know they are the best – if not, they refer to other lawyers. They would always recommend what they think is best for me as a client".

The Chambers Europe 2016. Competition and European Law

"The team is proactive, practical and gives straight advice." "The service is excellent; the team has a great experience in this type of matter."

The legal 500 2016. EU and Competition

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados provides 'an excellent level of service', is 'responsive and prepares English translations of documents quickly'
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