What the team is known for
Has a strong reputation based on a longstanding presence in high-profile state aid cases. Has acted on major ECJ cases through which IT companies seek to overturn significant behavioural fines. Advises on investigations that follow the trend of increasing EU scrutiny of benchmarking and other anti-competitive behaviour or restrictions in supply and sales. Particularly popular with Iberian clients.
Clients highlight the team's strength "when it comes to digital markets, EU court litigation and state aid," stressing that "the advice is always of the highest quality, thorough, practical, proactive and swift."
Another client says that they "are totally confident in the firm," adding: "It has been a really good choice."
Advised the Computer and Communications Industry Association on the state aid ramifications of the implementation of EU digital services taxes.
is "a breath of fresh air,"
says one client, who stresses that he is "not only knowledgeable, but down to earth and able to convey and explain complex legal theories in a way that's manageable and approachable."
He advises clients on a host of competition law matters, with notable strength in behavioural mandates, including appeals against fines.
A client stresses that José Luis Buendía Sierra "has a perfect understanding of how the law and politics may play out in any given situation,"
and lauds him as "the number one state aid lawyer in Brussels."
He has an impressive practice, advising multinational companies and industry associations on state aid in relation to public undertakings, as well as the implementation of new state aid regimes.