RETURN TO PEOPLE

Head of Competition and European Law

Education

Bachelor of Law from the University of the Basque Country (1988)
Master’s Degree (Licence Spéciale) in European Law (Plus Grande Distinction) from the Institute of European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (1988–1990).
He was awarded a scholarship from the Basque Government (1998-2000).

Specialisation

Competition, Distribution, e-commerce, Intellectual Property, and Administrative Law

Teaching

He teaches several masters and courses on Competition Law. At present, he lectures on Competition Law at the Institute of Stock Market Studies, ESADE, ISDE, Universitat Abat Oliba-CEU, Universidad Carlos III and Master in Business Law at the Barcelona Bar Association.
He is a frequent speaker in Spanish and European Competition Law Forums: International Bar Association. American Bar Association, Ligue Internationale du Droit de la Concurrence, Association Européenne d’Études Juridiques et Fiscales, Asociación Española de Defensa de la Competencia, among others.

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

Barcelona Bar Association
Member of the Governing Board of the Spanish Competition Association (AEDC)
Former Deputy General Reporter and Member of the Board of Directors of the International League for Competition Law – Ligue Internationale du Droit de la Concurrence (LIDC).
Former Chairman of the Antitrust Committee of the International Bar Association.

Languages

Spanish
English
French
German
Basque
Catalan

Publications

Author of a large number of publications in the field of Spanish and European Competition law: doctrinal articles, chapters for collective works, legal summaries, newsletters, etc.

Industries

Food Retail Sports & Entertainment

Acknowledgments

  • 2021
  • 2020

The Legal 500 2021. EU and Competition

Chambers & Partners Europe 2021. Competition/European Law

"He's my go-to for complex matters in competition law," "a huge expert."

The Chambers Europe 2020. Competition/European Law – Spain

"reputation and prestige in the area."

Legal 500 2020. EU & Competition

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