Nuno Ruiz

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Practice Areas

Competition & EU, Economic Regulation


Nuno Ruiz is Public, Competition & Life Sciences Group Senior Partner.

Lead the competition, economic and European Union law practices areas since 2002, year that Nuno Ruiz joined VdA, until 2019. He has coordinated the involvement of the firm in merger control processes of first and second phases, including the negotiation of commitments, as well as misdemeanour proceedings in cases of cartels and abuse of dominant position. Furthermore, he has followed issues related to State aid and led cancellation and infringement litigation before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

He has assisted more specifically clients in the telecommunications, energy, banking and insurance and media sectors, pharmaceutical and food industries and building materials.

Professional Memberships

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.Member of Competition Lawyers Forum.Founding Member of the Circle of Portuguese Competition Lawyers (CAPDE).Founding Member of the Portuguese Association for European Law (APDE).Member of IBA.


Author of several studies and articles on competition law and European Union law in specialized publications.