Francisco (Paco) Cantos is a partner in Freshfields’ antitrust, competition and trade (ACT) group. Based in the Madrid office, he leads the ACT practice in Spain.
Paco joined the firm over 25 years ago and has also worked in the London and Brussels offices. He joined the partnership in 1998. He specialises in all areas of EU and Spanish antitrust law. He has represented many multinational and Spanish clients before the EU and Spanish competition authorities, including General Motors, Iberia, Thyssen, La Caixa, L’Oréal, Osborne, PepsiCo, Sony, Sotheby's and Visa Europe.
Paco was educated at the university of Madrid (UAM) and the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium (LLM on EU Law). He has published and lectured frequently on competition law matters and speaks English and French. He is recognised as one of Spain's leading antitrust lawyers in legal directories including Global Competition Review, Chambers and The Legal 500.
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WWL says: "Paco is my counsel of choice whenever I have a Spanish matter" said one impressed interviewee
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