Find Lawyers in Madrid, Spain for European Union Law
Practice Area Overview
Moreover, EU law is characterised by its direct effect and primacy. The ECJ in Case Costa/ENEL recognised the supremacy of this legal order over national law.
With respect to the principle of direct effect, two aspects must be considered. First of all, the immediate or direct applicability implies that certain rules of secondary legislation become part of Member States’ national law without been previously transposed. Secondly, whenever some conditions are met, both legal and natural persons can request the application of EU law in its relations with national public administrations or even with other private persons.
Another principle to be mentioned is that of the State liability for breach of EU law. According to this principle, Spain as a member state has the obligation to make reparations for the loss and damage caused to individuals.
EU law is as relevant as Spanish law is in Spain, and it implies rights as well as obligations to the Spanish authorities and the residents and non residents in the country.
Competition is one of the main legal areas of European law, as this policy is essential for the functioning of the internal market. Within the EU, the European Commission is the main authority responsible for the protection of this market and tries to fight against anticompetitive behavior. The Commission supervises mergers and state aids. Amongst its competences, this institution can carry out investigations, take binding decisions and impose fines when companies do not compete fairly with each other.
The CNMC is the Spanish regulator which protects and rules over competition, and usually its involvement in merger control procedures is high. In Spain, two notification thresholds coexist, referring to market share and turnover volumes. European law lawyers also represent undertakings before administrative and judicial authorities in all kinds of proceedings; including sanctions and damages proceedings (either as claimants or defendants) and merger controls.
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Practice Areas EU and Competition Law. Advises on restrictive agreements, abuse of dominant positions, economic mergers and state aids. He defends clients in the framework of sanctioning proceedings before the National Commission on Markets and Competition (“CNMC”) as well as before administrative bodies. Likewise, he elaborates compliance programmes. Career Jaime de Blas joined Pérez-Llorca in 2014, after having worked in the Competition practice area of an international l...
Practice Areas Competition. Pablo has over 15 years of experience in Competition Law, EU law and FDI. Throughout his career he has advised major clients on anti-competitive agreements, merger control, unilateral conduct and dominant positions, antitrust litigation, state aid, distribution and cooperation agreements and defence against the imposition of fines by competition authorities. In addition to his Competition practice, Pablo has significant experience in European law, International law...
Practice areas: EU and Competition Juan Jiménez-Laiglesia has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures, abuses of dominant position, cartel investigations and state aid matters before the European Commission, the European Courts and Spanish competition authorities and courts. Juan joined Pérez-Llorca as partner in 2018. He comes with 22 years of experience from previous firms. Law degree (Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 1988), LLM in...
Practice Areas Public Law. Ana María is part of the Public Law team at the firm. She has extensive experience in European Union Law and has taken part in presenting numerous proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union related to all types of issues (EU Commission decisions on cartels, freedom to set prices in air services, anti-money laundering, consumer, energy, and banking resolution). Ana María has also participated in multiple cases related to State Aid, in...
Practice areas: Public Law, EU Law Juan Rodríguez Cárcamo is a Spanish State Advocate (Abogado del Estado) on leave of absence with extensive experience in EU litigation. He is an expert in regulated sectors (energy, telecommunications, media, and pharmaceuticals). He has been Partner of Pérez-Llorca since 2013. He was an agent of the Kingdom of Spain before the ECJ from 2004 until 2011. Law degree and certificate in EU Law (CEU San Pablo, Madrid, 1997)
Ainhoa Veiga, partner of Araoz & Rueda since 2005, joined the firm as an associate in 1998. She is specialized in Competition/EU Competition, advising clients before the Spanish/EU competition authorities. Ainhoa has also extensive experience in intellectual property matters, unfair competition and mergers and acquisitions.
Practice Areas EU Law/Competition. Inmaculada is part of the EU and Competition practice area. She advises national and international clients on matters related to the defence of competition such as the analysis of distribution agreements, related contracts, and merger control. She is an expert in defending clients in sanctioning proceedings before the competition authorities and before the jurisdiction of the administrative courts. She participates in pre-litigation and litigation matters in...
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