Mário Marques Mendes is a partner at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, leading the EU/Competition group of the firm’s Lisbon office. He was formerly senior partner of the boutique firm Marques Mendes & Associados, which merged into Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in early 2015.
He has a large experience in all areas of EU law, competition/antitrust law – restrictive practices, dominance, merger control and state aid/state intervention – M&A, telecommunications, energy, media, agency and distribution, intellectual/industrial property, international trade law and litigation/arbitration.
He has represented well-known national and multinational corporations, as well as the EU Commission and the Portuguese government in a variety of settings. In representation of private parties he has conducted cases before the Portuguese Competition Authority and sectoral regulatory agencies, as well as before the European Commission. He has also handled important litigation before national and the EU courts, in the latter case representing not only private parties but also the Portuguese government and the European Commission itself.
He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, having written extensively on various subjects of EU law, notably competition/antitrust, as well as of international trade law.
He is a law graduate from the Lisbon University School of Law, a law graduate from the College of Europe, Bruges (Belgium), and, as a Fulbright Scholar, an LLM graduate from the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor (USA).
He was a founding member and first chairman of the board of the Portuguese Association of Competition Lawyers (CAPDC), having meanwhile served as chairman of the advisory council of which he is currently a member.
WWL says: A "big name in Portuguese competition law", he was repeatedly recommended to researchers by sources worldwide
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