Experience

Pablo is Senior Associate at Ramón y Cajal Abogados. He specialises in competition law in Spain and in the EU and in the control of foreign investments in Spain.

In the area of competition law, he regularly advises on merger control and anticompetitive practices, both within the context of administrative proceedings before the competition authorities and in legal proceedings. He also carries out ex ante evaluations of potentially anticompetitive practices and draws up compliance programmes for companies.

His area of expertise covers a wide range of sectors such as banking, retail distribution, consumer goods, real estate, audiovisual media, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.

Before joining Ramón y Cajal Abogados, Pablo worked in the Competition Practice of the Madrid office of the law firm Clifford Chance and was a legal secondee at the Samsung Europe office in London. 

Education

  • LL.M in EU Competition Law and Intellectual Property from the Universidad de Lieja.
  • MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe.
  • Degree in Law and Business Administration and Management from the Universidad de Valladolid.

Teaching

Pablo is Associate Professor in Commercial Law at the Universidad de Valladolid and occasionally gives classes in Competition Law at the Universidad Carlos III, the Madrid Bar Association and the AFI Escuela de Finanzas. 

Publications

Pablo is author or co-author of numerous articles on competition law, such as:

  • "Endorsement of the ‘Crossed’ Test for Alleged Margin Squeeze as an Abuse of Collective Dominance (Spain)". In: the Journal of European Competition Law and Practice, 2020.
  • "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?" ("The geographical side of the turnover of a penalised undertaking used as a basis for calculating the amount of its fine: global or national turnover?"). 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" ("Schibsted/MilAnuncios and Just Eat/La Nevera Roja: the first two merger transactions in the online platform sector approved by the CNMC with undertakings"). 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" ("The concept of full-function in the recent past decisions of the European Commission"). 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?" ("The refusal to supply of manufacturers in selective distribution systems: an agreement between undertakings or unilateral conduct?"). 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". In: College of Europe publications, 2013.

Pablo has also published various contributions in the specialist competition journal “Concurrences” and in the blog Osservatorio Antitrust.

Affiliations

  • Member of the Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid).
  • Member of the Spanish Competition Association (Asociación Española de Defensa de la Competencia).

Languages

English and French

Pablo González de Zárate

Senior Associate
Competition

Pablo González de Zárate

Senior Associate
Competition

Experience

Pablo is Senior Associate at Ramón y Cajal Abogados. He specialises in competition law in Spain and in the EU and in the control of foreign investments in Spain.

In the area of competition law, he regularly advises on merger control and anticompetitive practices, both within the context of administrative proceedings before the competition authorities and in legal proceedings. He also carries out ex ante evaluations of potentially anticompetitive practices and draws up compliance programmes for companies.

His area of expertise covers a wide range of sectors such as banking, retail distribution, consumer goods, real estate, audiovisual media, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.

Before joining Ramón y Cajal Abogados, Pablo worked in the Competition Practice of the Madrid office of the law firm Clifford Chance and was a legal secondee at the Samsung Europe office in London. 

Education

  • LL.M in EU Competition Law and Intellectual Property from the Universidad de Lieja.
  • MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe.
  • Degree in Law and Business Administration and Management from the Universidad de Valladolid.

Teaching

Pablo is Associate Professor in Commercial Law at the Universidad de Valladolid and occasionally gives classes in Competition Law at the Universidad Carlos III, the Madrid Bar Association and the AFI Escuela de Finanzas. 

Publications

Pablo is author or co-author of numerous articles on competition law, such as:

  • "Endorsement of the ‘Crossed’ Test for Alleged Margin Squeeze as an Abuse of Collective Dominance (Spain)". In: the Journal of European Competition Law and Practice, 2020.
  • "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?" ("The geographical side of the turnover of a penalised undertaking used as a basis for calculating the amount of its fine: global or national turnover?"). 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" ("Schibsted/MilAnuncios and Just Eat/La Nevera Roja: the first two merger transactions in the online platform sector approved by the CNMC with undertakings"). 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" ("The concept of full-function in the recent past decisions of the European Commission"). 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?" ("The refusal to supply of manufacturers in selective distribution systems: an agreement between undertakings or unilateral conduct?"). 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". In: College of Europe publications, 2013.

Pablo has also published various contributions in the specialist competition journal “Concurrences” and in the blog Osservatorio Antitrust.

Affiliations

  • Member of the Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid).
  • Member of the Spanish Competition Association (Asociación Española de Defensa de la Competencia).

Languages

English and French