WWL proudly presents 46 leading lawyers for their expertise across a range of contentious and non-contentious competition law issues including cartel investigations, abuse of dominance claims and merger filings.
Most Highly Regarded
Uría Menéndez stands out with eight individuals selected for inclusion in this chapter.
Alfonso Gutiérrez is “a name to know” with two decades of experience advising clients from an array of industries and sectors on merger control matters and abuse of dominance cases.
Patricia Vidal is “very dedicated and easy to work with” according to impressed sources. She possesses significant experience handling international cartel cases and antitrust damage claims.
Antonio Guerra is “carving a strong path for himself in the field of competition law”. He regularly advises companies from the banking, media, energy and transport sectors on the full gamut of contentious and non-contentious issues.
Jaime Folguera is widely commended for his in-depth knowledge of horizontal mergers.
Tania Luisa Faria stands out for her strong track record handling complex merger and cartel investigations.
MLAB Abogados is home to three practitioners recognised here.
Helmut Brokelmann possesses “considerable knowledge of European, Spanish and English competition law”. Sources note he is “rigorous in his defence of clients’ interests” and “a real team player with an impressive grasp of the strategy at hand”.
Rafael Allendesalazar is “very well-reputed” among peers who highlight his “experienced and methodical approach” to complex domestic and cross-border competition disputes.
Paloma Martínez-Lage excels in cartel investigations and abuse of dominance matters arising from the energy and telecoms sectors.
Garrigues also enters three outstanding practitioners.
Susana Cabrera Zaragoza cuts a distinguished figure in M&A deals, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance matters.
Konstantin Jörgens enjoys “a first-rate practice” which focuses on merger filings, compliance programs and cartel claims.
Oriol Armengol Gasull applies more than 25 years of experience in the field to domestic and international cartel proceedings and merger filings.
Pedro Callol of Callol Coca & Asociados is a “a particularly active player in the market” who comes highly recommended for “his capable handling of regulatory and competition issues”.
At Cuatrecasas, Andrew Ward is “an excellent lawyer” with a strong command of European competition law. Peers “highly value his work” on complex antitrust investigations.
Telles is home to Joaquim Caimoto Duarte, who is “a leading lawyer” for EU and Portuguese merger control proceedings and cross-border cartel investigations.
PLMJ’s Ricardo Oliveira is an “exceptional lawyer” who comes highly sought-after for his expertise in implementing compliance programs and representing multinationals in complex antitrust litigation.
The “excellent” Sara Estima Martins earns plaudits for her top-drawer work on horizontal and vertical agreements, as well as her profound knowledge of abuse of dominance issues.
Respondents recognise Iñigo Igartua Arregui of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo as “a usual suspect for the top-tier of competition lawyers” and a “first-class practitioner” for competition issues in the sports and entertainment, food and retail sectors.
Henar González at Herbert Smith Freehills is “an excellent lawyer who really knows what she’s talking about” according to impressed sources who highlight her outstanding work on cartel cases and unfair practice investigations.
Nuno Ruiz at VdA is a seasoned lawyer who clients across a spectrum of industries rely on for top-quality advice regarding abuse of dominance claims, cartel investigations and merger control proceedings.