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Competition/European Law - Spain
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Jaime is a partner and the head of the competition department. He set up Linklaters Madrid’s competition department back in 2006, and since then he has managed to turn it into one of the most successful competition practices in Spain.
Jaime is one of the most renowned competition lawyers in the country, with over 25 years’ experience in EU and Spanish competition law. He regularly advises on the main M&A transactions and cartel investigations in Europe across a wide range of industry sectors, with particular expertise in financial services, healthcare, energy and the retail and distribution sectors. Jaime is also a prolific litigator both before the EU and the Spanish courts, with an unmatched track record of success. He lectures on competition law at several Spanish universities and regularly publishes articles in this field.
According to the TTR and leading Spanish business and legal publication Expansión, Jaime was the most active lawyer in Spain by deal value in 2017 and in 2018.
He has recently been reappointed as a member of the Linklaters International Partnership Board, being the only Spanish lawyer sitting on the board of a Magic Circle firm.