Pedro Suárez

Partner
Madrid
(+34) 91 576 19 00
Competition

Experience

Pedro is a partner at Ramón y Cajal Abogados and leads the Firm's Competition and European Union Law practise area.

Pedro frequently provides advice on merger control and practices restricting competition, and has represented numerous companies in administrative proceedings before the competition authorities. He is highly experienced in leading legal teams in contentious proceedings related to competition law and in the evaluation of corporate practices that could potentially restrict competition, particularly in the context of commercial distribution.

Prior to joining Ramón y Cajal Abogados, Pedro practised law at Spanish and international law firms known for their outstanding work in competition law matters. His professional trajectory has afforded him special expertise in payment systems, as well as in the postal, telecommunications, air and consumer goods distribution fields.

Pedro is recognised as one of the leading competition law specialists in Spain by several international directories.

 

Education

  • LLM, Columbia University in the City of New York (Fulbright Scholar, US Senate; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholarship, Columbia University Law School)
  • Certificate in Advanced European Legal Studies, Colegio de Europa (Salvador de Madariaga Scholar, Spanish Ministery of Foreign Affairs).
  • Law Degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

 

Teaching

Pedro has presented papers and been a speaker in various forums specialising in competition law. He also teaches classes on occasion at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE).

 

Publications

Pedro has written for the Columbia Journal on European Law and the Gaceta Jurídica de la Unión Europea y de la Competencia. He has also authored and co-authored several academic articles relating to competition law, including:

  • “La aplicación del derecho de la competencia a las plataformas b2b,” [The application of competition law to b2b platforms] Gaceta Jurídica de la Unión Europea y de la Competencia, 2001.
  • “Una valoración crítica de los recientes cambios en la aplicación de la normativa de competencia española al sector de las tarjetas de pago,” [A critical evaluation of recent changes in the implementation of Spanish competition regulations to the credit and debit card sector] Papeles de Economía Española, 2006.
  • "Leniency Regimes – Jurisdictional comparisons." The European Lawyer Reference, 2010. 

Affiliations

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

 

Languages

English, French, German