Pablo González de Zárate

Senior Associate
Madrid
(+34) 91 576 19 00
Competition

Experience

Pablo is a senior associate at Ramón y Cajal Abogados. His practice focuses on Spanish and EU Competition law.

He regularly represents clients in merger control proceedings and antitrust infringements, including the administrative and judicial proceedings. Additionally, Pablo is highly experienced in the assessment of corporate practices which could restrict competition, and in the elaboration and implementation of antitrust compliance programmes.

His experience covers a wide array of sectors, such as banking, retail distribution, consumer goods, audio-visual, real estate, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining Ramón y Cajal Abogados, Pablo worked at Clifford Chance Madrid and, as a legal secondee, at Samsung Europe in London.

Education

  • LL.M in EU Competition and IP law, University of Liege.
  • MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Europe.
  • Double degree in Law and Business Management, University of Valladolid. 

Teaching

Pablo teaches classes on competition law on occasion at the University Carlos III, Madrid Bar Association and AFI Escuela de Finanzas.

Publications

Pablo has authored and co-authored several articles on competition law including:

  • “La vertiente geográfica del volumen de negocios de la empresa sancionada sobre el que se calcula el importe de su multa: ¿volumen de negocios a nivel mundial o a nivel nacional?”. In: Anuario de Derecho de la Competencia, 2018.
  • “Schibsted/MilAnuncios y Just Eat/La Nevera Roja: las dos primeras operaciones de concentración en el sector de las plataformas online autorizadas por la CNMC con compromisos”. In: Revista de derecho de la competencia y la distribución, 2017.
  • "El concepto de plenas funciones en la práctica decisional reciente de la Comisión Europea". In: Anuario de Derecho de la Competencia, 2015.
  • "La negativa de suministro por parte del fabricante en los sistemas de distribución selectiva: ¿acuerdo entre empresas o conducta unilateral?. "In: Revista de derecho de la competencia y la distribución, 2015.
  • "Disclosure of Leniency Materials: A Bridge between Public and Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law”, College of Europe, 2013.

Additionally, he has written several contributions for the antitrust publication “Concurrences” and for the blog on competition law “Osservatorio Antitrust”.

Affiliations

  • Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid).
  • Spanish Association for the Defence of Competition (AEDC).

Languages

English and French