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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Frequently chosen to represent clients in significant merger control and state aid matters involving both the Portuguese and EC authorities. Has additional expertise in vertical agreements and in acting for clients on cartel investigations and dawn raids launched by the PCA. Additionally advises on competition litigation.

Notable practitioners

Alexandra Henriques offers support on merger control, compliance programmes, dawn raids and litigious matters.

Mário Marques Mendes is proficient in handling several types of competition mandates, including merger control, dawn raids and state aid matters.

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Overview

We have a team specialized in Competition and European Union law made up of lawyers from our offices in Brussels, Madrid, Lisbon and Barcelona.

Our practice responds to the need for high specialization in an area that requires advanced technical legal knowledge along with a deep understanding of the commercial reality of the companies and the economy of the markets.

We present solutions that allow our clients to not only avoid or minimize risks, but also to add value to the company and strengthen its lines of business.

Our areas of action are:

  • Advice on competition in Spain, Portugal and the European Union in all fields
  • Control of concentrations
  • State aid and grant and public funding programmes
  • Private application of competition rules before the courts, including claims for damages
  • Arbitration in competition matters or with aspects of competition law
  • Advice in regulated sectors: energy, telecommunications, defence, transport, etc.
  • Complaints to the Spanish Competition and Markets Authority, the Portuguese Competition Authority and the European Commission
  • Appeals to the Spanish Audiencia Nacional and Supreme Court
  • Appeals to the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Advice to national authorities in connection with the transposition of European legislation
  • Advice to institutions of the European Union on matters relating to public contracts

Competition/European Law Department

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

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Department location

Avenida Duque de Ávila, n.º 46, 6.º.

Lisbon

Lisbon

Portugal

1050-083

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Portugal

Competition/European Law


Alexandra Henriques
Star Associates
Mário Marques Mendes
Band 1