Experience

Javier is Senior Associate at Ramón y Cajal Abogados in the firm’s Competition Practice.

He specialises in the private enforcement of competition law. Specifically, he provides advice to clients in all types of actions for follow-on and stand-alone damages against cartels, abuses of dominant position and other anti-competitive practices. In relation to these actions for damages he also defends the interests of clients in the relevant infringement proceedings of the competition authorities and the subsequent contentious-administrative proceedings.

He has extensive experience in damages claims resulting from decisions issued by the Spanish competition authorities, having participated actively in pioneering cases in Spain.

Before joining Ramón y Cajal Abogados, Javier worked in the competition law private enforcement team of a large national firm and completed a placement at an international firm in Brussels. 

Education

  • Master’s Degree in EU Law from the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid.
  • Degree in Law and Business Administration and Management from the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid.

Teaching

Javier is Associate Professor at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid.

He also coaches the teams of students from the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid who participate in prestigious legal competitions in the area of international public law (Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition) and competition law (Moot Free Competition).

Publications

Javier regularly publishes academic articles regarding matters of competition law and EU Law, including, in particular, the following:

  • Co-author of “Cuestiones jurídicas de actualidad en la aplicación privada del derecho de la competencia en España: prescripción y responsabilidad solidaria” (“Current legal issues in the private enforcement of competition law in Spain: limitation period and joint and several liability”). In: Derecho de la empresa y de los mercados financieros: Ramón y Cajal Abogados. 30 años. Aranzadi, 2016.
  • Author of “Estándares de prueba del daño en las acciones de responsabilidad contra cárteles bajo derecho español y de la UE” (“Standards of proof of damages in liability actions against cartels under Spanish and EU Law.”). Revista de derecho de la competencia y la distribución, 2020.
  • Co-author of “La prueba de la procedencia ilícita en los procedimientos de restitución de bienes culturales” (“Proof of illegal provenance in proceedings to recover cultural assets”). In: Tutela de los bienes culturales: una visión cosmopolita desde el derecho penal, el derecho internacional y la criminología. Tirant, 2021.

Javier also contributes to several prestigious multijurisdictional guides on competition law, in relation to the relevant aspects under Spanish law, such as “Private Antitrust Litigation” (Law Business Research Ltd.) and “GCR State Aid Know-How” (Law Business Research Ltd).

Affiliations

  • Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid).
  • Association of Economists of Madrid (Colegio de Economistas de Madrid).
  • Spanish Association of Competition Law (Asociación Española de Defensa de la Competencia).
  • European Circle for Competition Damages.

Languages

English, German and French

Javier Pérez

SeniorAssociate
Competition

Javier Pérez

SeniorAssociate
Competition

Experience

Javier is Senior Associate at Ramón y Cajal Abogados in the firm’s Competition Practice.

He specialises in the private enforcement of competition law. Specifically, he provides advice to clients in all types of actions for follow-on and stand-alone damages against cartels, abuses of dominant position and other anti-competitive practices. In relation to these actions for damages he also defends the interests of clients in the relevant infringement proceedings of the competition authorities and the subsequent contentious-administrative proceedings.

He has extensive experience in damages claims resulting from decisions issued by the Spanish competition authorities, having participated actively in pioneering cases in Spain.

Before joining Ramón y Cajal Abogados, Javier worked in the competition law private enforcement team of a large national firm and completed a placement at an international firm in Brussels. 

Education

  • Master’s Degree in EU Law from the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid.
  • Degree in Law and Business Administration and Management from the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid.

Teaching

Javier is Associate Professor at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid.

He also coaches the teams of students from the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid who participate in prestigious legal competitions in the area of international public law (Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition) and competition law (Moot Free Competition).

Publications

Javier regularly publishes academic articles regarding matters of competition law and EU Law, including, in particular, the following:

  • Co-author of “Cuestiones jurídicas de actualidad en la aplicación privada del derecho de la competencia en España: prescripción y responsabilidad solidaria” (“Current legal issues in the private enforcement of competition law in Spain: limitation period and joint and several liability”). In: Derecho de la empresa y de los mercados financieros: Ramón y Cajal Abogados. 30 años. Aranzadi, 2016.
  • Author of “Estándares de prueba del daño en las acciones de responsabilidad contra cárteles bajo derecho español y de la UE” (“Standards of proof of damages in liability actions against cartels under Spanish and EU Law.”). Revista de derecho de la competencia y la distribución, 2020.
  • Co-author of “La prueba de la procedencia ilícita en los procedimientos de restitución de bienes culturales” (“Proof of illegal provenance in proceedings to recover cultural assets”). In: Tutela de los bienes culturales: una visión cosmopolita desde el derecho penal, el derecho internacional y la criminología. Tirant, 2021.

Javier also contributes to several prestigious multijurisdictional guides on competition law, in relation to the relevant aspects under Spanish law, such as “Private Antitrust Litigation” (Law Business Research Ltd.) and “GCR State Aid Know-How” (Law Business Research Ltd).

Affiliations

  • Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid).
  • Association of Economists of Madrid (Colegio de Economistas de Madrid).
  • Spanish Association of Competition Law (Asociación Española de Defensa de la Competencia).
  • European Circle for Competition Damages.

Languages

English, German and French