This course is an introduction to the essential elements that make up competition policy and, in addition, an opportunity for the creation of a genuine virtual community for learning, interaction and debate on the principles and instruments of competition policy.

  • Start of the course - Open

  • Recommended duration 7 weeks

  • Estimated effort - 3-4 hours/week

  • Language - Spanish

  • Price - Free

This course is entirely online. The different units of the course will remain open 24/7 during the opening period of the course. The course "Competition in markets" is open to any profile of participants, although it has challenges especially designed for professionals, men and women, who are particularly interested in the field of competition law.

Course description

Competitive markets are a formidable instrument for increasing welfare: they foster efficiency and innovation, increase productivity and promote economic growth.

Because of its importance for society as a whole, many countries have a policy of promoting and defending competition, the aim of which is to prevent private or public restrictions on competition in the economy that reduce welfare.

The objective of the course is to provide an introduction to the essential elements of competition policy. It will combine economic and legal aspects. Reference will also be made to all jurisdictions, in particular European and Latin American jurisdictions. It is also an opportunity for the creation of a genuine virtual community for learning, interaction and debate on the principles and instruments of competition policy.

The course is aimed at all those who wish to broaden, improve or renew their knowledge of competition policy, especially students and university professors, researchers, and people working in law firms, consultancy firms, companies, associations, foundations, the public administration and the judicial system.

Register for the course: "Competition in markets: principles and instruments". You won't be disappointed.

Course structure

1.- The toolbox of competition policy and efficient regulation
2.- Private restrictions on competition (I)
3.- Private restrictions on competition (II)
Public restrictions on competition
5.- Control of economic concentrations and specific sectors
6.- Specific sectors
Comparative law

Academic direction of the course

  • Antonio Maudes Gutiérrez

    Commercial Technician and State Economist. PhD in Economics and Business Studies from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Master's Degree in Economics and Business Research. Degree in Law (UNED). Degree in Economics and Business Studies (ICADE). Former Head of Economic and Legal Affairs at IACTEC (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias). He has worked as Director of the Department for the Promotion of Competition at the National Competition Commission (CNC) and the CNMC (2011-2017). He has been Deputy Director General of Merger Reports (2003-2006) and member of the Advisory Board of the Court for the Defence of Competition (1998-1999). Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Spanish Embassy in Italy, Milan (2006-2011) and at the Spanish Embassy in Poland, Warsaw (1999-2003). Trained in competition policy, efficient economic regulation, public sector reform and public policy. Currently researcher on leave of absence from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, co-founder and administrator of Light Bridges, SL and The Restless Few, SL; co-founder of Astro Poc, SL, Patroclus Investigaciones Canarias, AIE, Typhon Investigaciones Canarias, AIE and other entities dedicated to science. His line of research is new ways of public-private collaboration in private basic science infrastructures and R&D projects.

  • Amadeo Petitbò Juan

    Amadeo Petitbò-Juan was Professor of Applied Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid. His previous governmental and academic activities include the following positions: research fellow at the London School of Economics and visiting fellow at the Universities of Warwick, Perpignan, Pavia, Autónoma de Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra and Alcalá de Henares. Distinguished Expert of the OECD and the European Communities. Deputy Director of Studies at the Spanish Ministry of Industry and Energy (1990-1992) and Spanish delegate to the OECD Industry Committee in Paris. Between 1992 and 1995 he was Commissioner of the Spanish Court for the Defence of Competition and President of that Institution (1995-2000). Supernumerary Member of the Royal European Academy of Doctors and Distinguished Economist of the Association of Economists of Catalonia. He has been awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit, the Distinction of Merit by the Ministry of Economy and the Medal for Services to the University. He was Director of the Rafael del Pino Foundation and Vice-Chairman of its Advisory Board, and is a member of its Board of Trustees. Expert in Competition and Markets, Competition and Economic Regulation, he is the author of a large number of publications.

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Teaching Team

  • Alfredo Bullard González

    Lawyer. Master's Degree in Law from Yale University, United States. Law degree from the Faculty of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Doctor Honoris Causa from the Universidad Continental.

    Former President and former member of the Chamber for the Defence of Competition of the Court for the Defence of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property of INDECOPI. Member of the Consumer Protection Commission of INDECOPI.

    He was president for three terms of the Board of Directors of the Latin American and Caribbean Association of Law and Economics - ALACDE.

    He has chaired the Technical Commission that drafted the Peruvian Arbitration Law. He is a member of the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He has participated as arbitrator in more than 250 arbitrations including cases administered by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce of Paris (ICC), the Arbitration Centre of the Lima Chamber of Commerce, the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (CIAC), the Arbitration Centre of the Peruvian-American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), the Conciliation and Arbitration Centre of Panama, and "ad hoc" arbitrations.

    He is also a member of the lists of arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre-SIAC, the British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre, among others.

    Professor at the Faculties of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Universidad del Pacífico, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas and Universidad de Lima as well as Visiting Professor at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella de Buenos Aires, Escuela de Economía y Negocios -ESEN- de San Salvador and Universidad de Puerto Rico in courses such as Economic Analysis of Law, Procedural Strategy and Oral Litigation, Competition Law, Real Estate, Contracts, Civil Liability, Commercial Arbitration, Cinema and Law, among others.

    He is the author of several books such as "Derecho y Economía", "Análisis Económico del Derecho", "La Relación Jurídico Patrimonial-Reales vs. Obligaciones", "Políticamente Incorrecto" and editor and co-author of several books such as "Análisis Psicológico del Derecho", "Litigio Arbitral: El Arbitraje desde otra Perspectiva", "Destrezas Legales", "Comentarios a la Ley de Arbitraje" as well as of several articles in his areas of expertise.

  • Vanessa Facuse

    Head of the Litigation Division of the Chilean National Economic Prosecutor's Office and Professor of Competition Policy at the Universidad Diego Portales (Santiago de Chile).

    Lawyer. Diploma in Administrative Law: Economics, Law and Free Competition from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Diploma in Economic Sanctioning Law from the Universidad de los Andes; Diploma in Telecommunications Law, Diploma in Computer Law and Degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the Universidad de Chile.

  • Jesús Fernández-Villaverde

    Jesús Fernández-Villaverde is Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also the Director of Undergraduate Programmes in the Department of Economics, Visiting Professor at Harvard University and the University of Oxford, Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, New York and Philadelphia and the Banco de España, Advisor to the Hoover Institution at Stanford University's Regulation and Rule of Law Initiative and a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Economic Policy Research.

    In the past he has taught at, among other institutions, Princeton University, Yale University, Duke University, New York University and the University of Melbourne and has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis, Minneapolis, Cleveland and Atlanta, the Becker-Friedman Institute of the University of Chicago, INET at the University of Cambridge and National Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

    D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and a degree in Law and Economics from ICADE.

  • Mateo Silos

    Mateo Silos Ribas is Principal Economist at Ofwat, the water regulator and competition authority for the water sector in England and Wales. He has developed his professional career in the areas of competition policy, economic regulation, applied economics and public policy.

    Prior to joining Ofwat in November 2017, he was Deputy Director of Economic Analysis at the National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC), a position he had held since 2014.

    Previously, he worked as an economist at Economic Consulting Associates, a London-based firm specialising in the provision of economic consultancy services in the field of sectoral regulation.

    Previously, between 2008 and 2013, he worked as an economist in the Subdirectorate of Studies of the now defunct National Competition Commission (CNC). Between 2005 and 2008 he developed his professional career at the Centro de Estudios Económicos Tomillo, specialising in economic consultancy to the public sector, and between 2002 and 2003 at the Lawrence R. Klein Institute for Economic Forecasting of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, dedicated to econometric modelling and applied economics.

    Master's Degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid and Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Philosophy from the Autonomous University of Madrid.

  • Antonio Guerra Fernández

    Antonio Guerra is a partner in the Competition Law Department of Uría Menéndez in the Madrid office. Prior to joining Uría Menéndez, he was Director of the Office of the Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia for seven years, as well as the Tribunal's interlocutor before the ECN (European Competition Network), a member of the ICN (International Competition Network) and the Secretary General of the Ibero-American Competition Forum.

    His professional practice focuses on EU and competition law. He has participated in merger control and sanctioning proceedings before the National Competition Commission and the European Commission, in sectors such as banking, insurance, telecommunications, media, environment, energy, food, steel industry, commercial distribution and transport.

    He is also an expert in competition proceedings in Spain, given his involvement during the period of creation and development of the new Competition Law.

    Antonio Guerra holds a Law Degree from the Universidad Automa de Madrid (1994), PhD in International Economics: Speciality Latin America, Universidad Complutense (1996), Graduate in EC Competition and Commerce Law, University of Cambridge - Downing College (2000) and Master in Business Law from Southwestern Oregon Community College, Oregon (1992).

  • Marianela López-Galdós

    Marianela López-Galdos is currently Director of Competition Policy and Regulation at the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA). Prior to joining CCIA, she was Director of Research Projects in Competition Law and Policy at the George Washington Competition Law Center.

    She has worked as an international comparative consultant on competition law and policy for the Office of International Affairs of the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., and the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank. She also practiced law as a competition associate at Hogan Lovells LLP in both the Brussels and Madrid offices.

    Marianela holds an LLM from Georgetown Law School, an LLM in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and a PhD in International Competition Law from George Washington Law School. Her thesis was supervised by Professor William E. Kovacic.

  • Alejandro Falla Jara

    Lawyer. Master in Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, United Kingdom, with advanced studies at the Faculty of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Experience in the areas of Competition Law, Economic Regulation, Telecommunications, Energy and Transport Regulation, Extracontractual Civil Liability, Contracts and Arbitration.

    Partner of Bullard Falla Ezcurra+. Professor of Competition Law and Regulation at the Faculty of Law and Master of Business Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and at the Faculty of Law of the Universidad del Pacífico.

    He has been Visiting Professor of Competition Law at the Master of Business Law of the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Author of several articles in the areas of Antitrust and Regulation.

    Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Supervisory Body of Private Investment in Energy (OSINERG). Chairman of the Commission for the Supervision of Advertising and Repression of Unfair Competition and Member of the Free Competition Commission of the National Institute for the Defence of Competition and Intellectual Property (INDECOPI). Technical Secretary of the Free Competition and Consumer Protection Commissions of the National Institute for the Defence of Competition and Intellectual Property (INDECOPI). Member of the Advisory Cabinet of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

  • María Pilar Canedo

    PhD in Competition Law from the University of Deusto. Master's Degree in Cooperative Law (University of Deusto). Master's Degree in Legal Practice (University of Deusto) Degree in Law with a specialisation in Economics. University of Deusto.

    Jean Monnet Chair on Transnational Trade Law at the University of Deusto. Professor of Private International Law at the University of Deusto.

    Director of the National Markets and Competition Commission since July 2017, President of the Basque Competition Authority from 2012 to 2017. Member of the Basque Competition Tribunal from 2010 to 2012.

    At the University of Deusto she has been Director of the PhD in Transnational Law (2009-2014); Director of the Erasmus Mundus European Master on Transnational Trade Law and Finance (Universities of Deusto, Strasbourg, Tilburg and Frankfurt) (2007-2012); Vice-Dean of International Relations of the Faculty of Law (2006-2010); Vice-Dean of Academic Organisation of the Faculty of Law (2003-2009); Secretary of the Faculty of Law (1999-2009).

    She has been a visiting professor at several universities around the world and has published extensively in the field of competition law.

  • Gabriel Domenech Pascual

    Professor of Administrative Law at the Universitat de València. He has published several books and dozens of articles on a wide range of subjects: the invalidity of legal rules, the positive obligations of the State to protect fundamental rights, the legal regime of animal welfare, the civil liability of the State, court fees, variable remuneration systems for judges, judicial specialisation, the regulation of the so-called collaborative economy, etc. For some years now, his research and teaching activity has mainly focused on the economic analysis of public law.

    Gabriel Domenech holds a PhD in Law from the Universitat de València (1999).

  • Juan Luis Jiménez

    University Lecturer. PhD in Economics from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Degree in Economics (ULPGC).

    His field of specialisation is competition policy and, in general, public economics. The application of this topic has led to research in transport, tourism and political economy, specifically in the analysis of local political corruption in Spain.

    He has participated in research projects for the European Commission, the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Chilean Government, among others. His publications can be found in journals such as Journal of Common Market Studies, Energy Economics, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Review of Industrial Organization, Transportation Research-Part A or D, among others.

  • Susana Grau

    Susana Grau is Director of the Department for the Instruction of Proceedings of the Catalan Competition Authority (ACCO), an independent body of the Generalitat de Catalunya, whose objective is to guarantee, improve and promote the conditions of free competition and transparency in the markets with respect to the economic activities carried out in Catalonia.

    Prior to that, she was a member of the Directorate General for the Defence of Competition of the Department of Economy, where she was an investigator of sanctioning proceedings and head of investigation until 2009.

    Susana Grau holds a Law Degree from Pompeu Frabra University (1996), a Master's Degree in Tax Consultancy and Management (1997) and an Executive Master's Degree in Public Administration from ESADE (2017).

  • Francisco Marcos

    Professor at IE Law School/IE University. An expert in economic analysis of law, Professor Marcos has developed an intense research and teaching activity in various national and foreign universities, and was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship (1994-1995) and a grant from the Real Colegio de San Clemente de los Españoles (1997-1998). He was Director General of the Competition Defence Service of the Community of Madrid (2006-2009). He has been Customer and User Ombudsman of SGAE (2011-2014). Since 2003 he has been a Professor at IE Law School/IE University, specialising in business law and economic analysis of law.

    Professor Marcos worked as a lawyer at Landwell (1993-1994) and currently works as an independent consultant, advising governments, companies and law firms on a variety of issues in the area of business law (mainly market regulation and antitrust). He has worked as a consultant to the European Commission, the World Bank/IFC and the Asian Development Bank.

    He is a member of the Council of the Academic Society of Competition Law (ASCOLA) and of the Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLASF), Vice-President of the Academic Competition Network (RADC); member of the Editorial Board of World Competition (Wolters Kluwer), Competition Law Journal, European Business Organization Law Review (TMC Asser) and European Company Law (Kluwer Law International).

    Author of numerous research papers, including two books, and more than sixty contributions to collective works or journal articles. He is an academic consultant to the law firm CCS.

  • Lluis Cases

    Graduate in Law UB (1987). PhD in Law UAB (1993). Professor of Administrative Law at the UAB (1990-present). He is highly specialised in public law and competition. He is the partner in charge of the Department in the Barcelona office. He appears in the main reference publications as an expert in these matters. He is a regular speaker at specialised seminars organised, among others, by the Barcelona Bar Association, Pompeu Fabra University, Menéndez y Pelayo International University, Carlos III University, Complutense University of Madrid, the Federació de Municipis de Catalunya, the Associació de Municipis de Catalunya, Esade, the University of Barcelona, the Association of Economists of Catalonia, the Smart City Congress and others.

    He was a member of the Commission of experts for the study and diagnosis of the public procurement situation created by the Ministry of Finance in 2004. He was summoned by the Congress of Deputies as an expert in the process of approval of the Law for the Defence of Competition. He was called by the Parliament of Catalonia as an expert on public procurement in 2005.

    He has published more than 15 books or book chapters and more than 20 journal articles, as well as articles in the ordinary press. He has been the director of the Fundación ICO's Competition Yearbook since its creation in 1996.

  • Alfonso Lamadrid

    Partner in the European and Competition Law Department of Garrigues (Brussels).

    LLM at Harvard Law School (2010) and at the College of Europe, Bruges (2007). Graduate in Law with a special degree in Community Law (Extraordinary Prize) from the San Pablo CEU University (2006).

    Alfonso has extensive experience advising and representing clients in cartel, unilateral conduct, state aid and merger control matters in a wide range of sectors. He has represented clients in more than 60 proceedings before the EU Courts.

    The main legal directories highlight Alfonso as one of the leading lawyers in his speciality at international level. Chambers&Partnes has ranked him as "Star Associate" both in Spain and at EU level (2014-2018), Global Competition Review named him in 2017 "Most Highly Recommended Future Leader" in European competition law and Legal 500 considers him "Next Generation Lawyer" in his area of expertise. In 2018 he was selected by the International Bar Association as one of the 6 most outstanding lawyers under 35. In 2019 he has been nominated by Global Competition Review for the International Lawyer of the Year under 40.

    He is Director of the European and Spanish Competition Law Course at the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (Madrid), "Visiting Professor" at the Brussels School of Competition and has taught and lectured at various Universities, Institutions and national and international forums, including the College of Europe, the European University Institute, the Academy of European Law, the London School of Economics, the Swedish Competition Authority, the Global Competition Law Center and the European Association of Competition Law Judges, among many others. He is also the author of numerous specialised publications and editor of the legal blog www.chillingcompetition.com.

    Alfonso is currently Non-Governmental Advisor of the European Commission to the International Competition Network.

  • Pablo Ibáñez Colomo

    Pablo Ibáñez Colomo holds a Chair in Law at the London School of Economics and is Visiting Professor of Law at the College of Europe (Bruges).

    D. in Law from the European University Institute in June 2010 (Jacques Lassier Prize). Before joining the EUI as a researcher in 2007, he taught at the Law Department of the College of Europe (Bruges), where he also completed an LL.M. in 2004. In 2008 he collaborated at Stanford Law School.

  • Joan-Ramón Borrell Arqué

    BA and PhD in Economics from the University of Barcelona (1993 and 1999), MA in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick (1996). Post-doctoral stay in the Department of Economics at Harvard University (2000-2001).

    He is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Barcelona, member of the Public Policy Section of the Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics, researcher of the Governments and Markets Group of the Institute of Applied Economics, researcher of the Observatory of Public Policy, researcher associated with the Public-Private Sector Research Center and the Centre for Research in Economics and Health. He is also an economic advisor to the Círculo de Economía.

    He is Coordinator of the Master's Degree in Economics, Regulation and Competition in Public Services. Member of the Coordinating Committee of the Master's Degree in Economics at the UB School of Economics. Lecturer on bachelor's and master's degree courses in Industrial Organisation, Empirical Industrial Organisation and Quantitative Techniques for Regulation and the Defence of Competition.

    He is the author of more than 14 journal articles in the Journal of Citations Report, and 30 additional publications in the area of empirical industrial organisation, competition economics, regulation and public policy in essential services.

    He has been principal investigator in one competitively awarded research project, member of the scientific team in 8 other competitively awarded research projects. He is director of 4 doctoral theses already defended, and director of 5 doctoral students.

    He has directed or participated in various technical and expert reports for public administrations and companies, in particular in the area of market regulation and competition policy (pharmaceutical, energy, telecommunications, postal, local services and other sectors).

  • Marisa Tierno Centella

    Marisa has extensive experience in the field of European and competition law, both in private practice and in public administration.

    Deputy Head of Unit in DG COMP (European Commission) in the Cartels Directorate, she is currently leading the investigation of several financial cases. She is the main drafter of the settlement procedure and the current Leniency Notice and participated in the working groups preparing the EU legislative package on damages for competition infringements. She has provided ad hoc technical assistance to other authorities inside and outside the EU, including her presence in the first half of 2013 at the National Competition Commission.

    As an official of the Dutch Competition Authority (NMa) for 7 years, she handled antitrust cases in multiple sectors of the economy and represented the Netherlands in Brussels during that time in all antitrust legislative packages (vertical restraints, horizontal agreements, Regulation 1/2003 and modernisation package, etc.).

    She practised as a lawyer at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Brussels) for 5 years, providing legal assistance to international and public companies and legal assistance in EU litigation (e.g. Eurovision I case). She also provided technical assistance as an expert selected by the European Commission in the PHARE programme for the adaptation of Latvian and Slovak legislation with a view to their subsequent accession to the EU.

    A graduate in law from the Complutense University of Madrid and in European law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Marisa is a regular lecturer and author of numerous articles and chapters in specialised handbooks. She works in Spanish, English, French and Dutch.

  • Manuel Contreras

    Manuel Contreras holds a degree in Law with a specialisation in EU Law from San Pablo CEU University and is a lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills. Manuel regularly advises clients involved in competition law investigations and litigation in the European Union.

    Prior to joining the firm, Manuel participated in the European Commission's traineeship programme in Brussels (2009), where he mainly dealt with cases related to the basic industries sector (Directorate General for Competition), including the investigation following the takeover of Sanyo by Panasonic Corporation.

    At the academic level, Manuel directs the Seminar on Damages arising from Competition Infringements held annually at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid as part of the Master's Degree in EU Law. He has published a number of doctrinal articles in specialised works such as Oxford University Press, Anuario de Derecho de la Competencia or Perspectives of International Antitrust, among others.

    Manuel regularly participates in specialised events and conferences on competition law in both national and international fora and has published in the national press on the reform of the private enforcement system of competition law.

  • Joaquín Artés

    Joaquín Artés Caselles is Professor of Applied Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, and a PhD in Law from the Complutense University.

    His main area of specialisation is Applied Microeconomics. His teaching includes courses in Microeconomics, Competition Economics, Economic Analysis of Law, Game Theory and Public Economics. He has taught these subjects at the Universidad Complutense, the Universidad Carlos III, the University of Oklahoma, the University of California, Irvine and Seattle University.

    He is the author of numerous scientific publications in leading journals in his field. He has extensive experience as a consultant advising public and private institutions on issues related to his areas of research.

  • Rafael Domenech

    Head of Economic Analysis at BBVA Research and Professor of Fundamentals of Economic Analysis at the University of Valencia.

    MSc in Economics from the LSE and PhD in Economics from the University of Valencia.

    He has been Director General in the Economic Office of the President of the Government, director of the Institute of International Economics, member of the Advisory Board of the University of Valencia and collaborating researcher for the OECD, European Commission, Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Rafael del Pino Foundation. Speaker of the National Statistical Plan 2013-2016. He has also been a member of the Committee of Experts on the Sustainability Factor of the Public Pension System and is an Honorary Member of the Spanish Economic Association.

    He has published numerous articles on growth, human capital, business cycles and monetary and fiscal policies in prestigious national and international scientific journals (including the Journal of the European Economic Association, the American Economic Review, The Economic Journal and the European Economic Review). He is the author of the books The Spanish Economy: A General Equilibrium Perspective, published by Palgrave MacMillan, and En Busca de la Prosperidad, published by Deusto.

  • Maria Sobrino

    María Sobrino Ruiz is a Commercial Technician and State Economist since 2009. She holds a degree in Law and Business Administration and Management from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2005).

    She has developed her professional activity between the National Competition Commission and the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade where she has held the position of Head of Area of the Subdirectorate of Studies of the Directorate of Promotion and the Head of Service of the Subdirectorate General of Commercial Policy of the European Union, respectively. Since the creation of the CNMC (October 2013) she held the position of Deputy Director of the Rail Sector of the Directorate of Transport and Postal Sector and from 2014 until July 2018 she held the position of Deputy Director of Studies and Reports of the Department of Promotion of Competition of the CNMC. She is currently Deputy Director of Sectoral Policies of the Department of Economic Affairs in the Cabinet of the Presidency of the Government.

  • Vicente Bagnoli

    Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the Mackenzie Presbyterian University - UPM, undergraduate and postgraduate (Master's and PhD) and Coordinator of the Competition Law Study Group. PhD in Philosophy and General Theory of Law from the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP), Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Pos Doc), Master in Political and Economic Law and Bachelor in Law from the UPM. Member of the Academic Society of Competition Law (ASCOLA), Member of the Competition Law Observatory of the Portuguese Catholic University (Porto). Non-governmental consultant for the International Competition Network (CIE).

    Chairman of the Competition and Economic Regulation Studies Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association - São Paulo Section (2013-2015), Chairman of the Legal Committee and Director of the Italian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ITALCAM). Advisor to the Brazilian Institute of Studies on Competition, Consumption and International Trade (IBRAC), Temporary Consultant to the World Bank - World Bank Group and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Member of the Competition Commission - Task Force on Enforcement and Promotion of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

    Lawyer specialising in Competition Law and founding partner of Vicente Bagnoli Advogados. Since 2010, he has worked in the area of Competition Law, recognised and awarded by Chambers Latin America, Who's Who Legal: Competition / Global Competition Review World's Leading Competition Competition & Antitrust Lawyers, Latin Lawyers, Best Lawyers and Analysis 500 Advocacia.

  • Eduardo Abril

    Degree in Law and Diploma in Business Studies from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. Master's Degree in Energy Law from Instituto de Empresa. Certificate in Business Administration, Instituto de Empresa. LL.M in Business Law, Northwestern University School of Law.

    Partner in charge of the Competition practice at MVA ASOCIADOS. He previously worked at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in the Administrative Law, Regulation and Competition department.

    Extensive experience at EU and national level in relation to collusive practices and abuse of dominant position, and in merger control proceedings. He has advised on the most significant concentrations in the energy markets in Spain since their liberalisation (electricity, gas and oil), specialising in advising companies operating in this field, both from a regulatory and competition point of view.

    In the teaching field, he is a lecturer in numerous postgraduate programmes at universities and teaching centres such as the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Club Español de la Energía, IIR and others.

  • Juan Delgado

    PhD in Economics from the Carlos III University of Madrid. Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Warwick (UK). Degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Alicante.

    Juan Delgado is a Director at Global Economics Group, an international consulting firm specialising in the economic analysis of sector regulation, competition advocacy and public policy. Between 2008 and 2011, Juan was the first Chief Economist of the National Competition Commission (CNC). Previously, he was a researcher at the European think tank Bruegel (2005-2008) and at the Harvard Kennedy School (2004-2005). Juan has also worked as an economist at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission (2001-2004) and at the Telecommunications Market Commission (1999-2001). Juan is a lecturer at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid where he directs the Annual Competition Policy Conferences, editor of the European Column of Competition Policy International and a member of the Academic Council of FIDE.

  • Andrés Betancor Rodríguez

    Andrés Betancor is Professor of Administrative Law at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

    He graduated in Law from the University of La Laguna (1979-1984). In 1987 he moved to Madrid and in 1990 he joined the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. After obtaining his Doctorate in Law in December 1989, with an extraordinary prize, he taught Administrative Law at this University, and was director of the Master's Degree in Environmental Policy and Management. His doctoral thesis on the origin and formation of the executive administrative act won the Nicolas Pérez Serrano Prize for the best doctoral thesis in public law awarded by the Centre for Constitutional Studies (1990).

  • Carlos Pascual Pons

    Carlos is a Commercial Technician and State Economist (on leave of absence) and holds a Master's degree in Research in Economics (specialising in quantitative economics).

    He has spent much of his career in the field of competition law, both in the civil service and now in private practice.

    He joined the Administration in 1997 as an instructor in the Competition Service and subsequently worked in its International Unit, representing the Administration in EU discussions on the modernisation of competition rules, such as Regulation 1/2003 or the vertical regulation.

    Carlos was appointed Director General of the Antitrust Service in 2006 and, subsequently, Director of Investigation of the National Competition Commission. During his tenure, he was responsible for the approval, processing and implementation of the current Antitrust Law. Subsequently, he held the position of Deputy Director General of Studies and Reports at the National Commission for Markets and Competition.

    In 2014, he joined KPMG as partner in charge of the Competition Economics practice, where he has been advising clients on economic issues in regulatory and competition matters.

  • Julia Suderow

    PhD in Competition Law and Private International Law from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Law Degree from the University of Hannover and LLM from the Universities of Hannover and Leuven. Founding partner of 3C Compliance and Professor at the University of Deusto, Bilbao.

    She is the author of numerous publications in English, German and Spanish and is a regular contributor to the media. In addition to working at the University of Deusto, she collaborates with the U. Carlos III, Madrid, U. Trento, Italy.

    She is a member of the Bar Associations of Madrid and Celle, Germany and actively participates in the following professional associations, among others: European Law Institute, Ligue International de Droit de la Concurrence, AEDC, RADC, Deutschen Juristinnenbund and DSJV. She is an associate professor at the University of Deusto and cooperates with several Spanish and international universities. Her professional career has focused on the following areas: Competition Law, M&A, Anti-Corruption and Private International Law. In addition, he has extensive experience in providing legal advice in other jurisdictions such as Germany, United Kingdom, Holland and Switzerland and in advising foreign companies in Spain. Prior to 3C Compliance she has developed her professional career as an associate with the Spanish law firm Gómez Acebo y Pombo and with the law firm Dr. Frühbeck Abogados, SLP in Madrid. She is the national coordinator of the Permanent Observatory on Competition Enforcement of the University of Trento.

  • José Luis Buendía

    José Luis Buendía Sierra is a lawyer, director of Garrigues' Brussels office and partner in its competition department since 2005. Previously, he worked for fourteen years as an official of the European Commission, specifically in the Legal Service, in the Directorates-General for Competition and the Internal Market and in the office of Commissioner Oreja.

    José Luis holds a PhD in Law with extraordinary award from the University of Zaragoza and a Master in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.

    Law directories such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 or Global Competition Review recognise him as a leading specialist in EU and competition law. They praise in particular his "superb" work in the field of state aid and his skills as a communicator. They also highlight his extensive experience in litigation before the EU Courts. These qualities have made him the lawyer of reference for a number of Spanish and international public entities.

    José Luis is also very active in academia. He is a Visiting Professor of State Aid at King's College London and at the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles in Madrid. He was previously visiting professor of Competition at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and assistant professor of Commercial Law at the University of Zaragoza.

  • Antonio Robles

    Professor of Commercial Law at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

    Graduate in Law (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Master in European Community Law (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Doctor in Law with Extraordinary Doctorate Award (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid).

    Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2008-2015). Director of the Graduate School of Law at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2016-17). Director of the Specialisation Course in Competition Law at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (since 2017). Director of the European Documentation Centre of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (since September 2015).

    Author of numerous publications on competition law, including "Exploitative Prices in European Competition Law", in Abusive Practices in Competition Law (F. di Porto; R. Podszun eds.). ASCOLA Competition Law series, 2018, pp. 91-108; "When the cartelist is a robot. Collusion in digital markets through pricing algorithms", Proceedings of Industrial Law 38 (2017-2018), pp. 77-103; "Merger Control and Online Platforms: the Relevance of Network Effects", Market and Competition Law Review, Volume I, Issue 2 (2017), pp. 69-100; The fight against restrictions of competition. Sanciones y remedios en el ordenamiento español (coord.), Granada, 2017 (305 pp.); "Los precios abusivos en el Derecho de la competencia español", Actas de Derecho Industrial, vol. 36 (2015-2016), pp. 253-280; "La Directiva 2014/104/UE sobre daños antitrust y la configuración del Derecho español de daños", Revista de Concorrência e Regulaçào, no. 22 (2015), pp. 107-129; "Las reclamaciones de daños y daños causados por infracciones de derecho de la competencia", Actas de Derecho Industrial y Derecho de Autor, Tomo 34, 2013-2014, pp. 519-534; "La introducción del análisis económico en la prohibición del abuso de la posición de dominio", in L. Berenguer/C. Giner/A. Robles: La nueva legislación española ante la evolución del Derecho de la competencia, Madrid-Barcelona-Buenos Aires, Fundación Rafael del Pino-Marcial Pons, 2010, pp. 167 ff; Libre Competencia y Competencia Desleal. Estudio del artículo 7 de la Ley de Defensa de la Competencia, Madrid, La Ley, 2001 (411 pp.).

  • Alejandro Faya Rodríguez

    Alejandro Faya is a Commissioner at the Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE), an autonomous constitutional body in charge of overseeing, promoting and guaranteeing free competition and concurrence in the Mexican market.

    Previously, he was Head of the Planning, Liaison and International Affairs Unit at COFECE, Head of the Unit for the Design and Implementation of Public Policies for Productivity and Director General of Foreign Investment at the Ministry of Economy of the Government of Mexico.

    Alejandro Faya holds a Law Degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana, a Master in Law from Oxford University (UK) and a Master in Comparative Public Policy from the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales.

  • Sandra Marco Colino

    Professor at the Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Deputy Director of the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development (CFRED) and Deputy Director of the European Union Academic Programme in Hong Kong (EUAP). She is also a non-governmental advisor for Hong Kong to the International Competition Network (ICN).

    Sandra Marco holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute in Florence and is a recognised expert in competition law, European Union law, commercial law, business law, gambling regulation, telecommunications law and gender issues.

    She is a member of the China Antitrust Law Journal and the Hong Kong correspondent for the European Competition Law Review. In 2017, she received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

  • Natividad Goñi

    Professor of Private International Law at the Public University of Navarra. PhD in Law from the Public University of Navarra. Degree in Law from the University of Navarra.

    Assistant Professor of Private International Law, University of Navarra (1991-1996), Professor of Private International Law, Competition and Industrial Property Law and International Trade Law (1996-2011).

    Coordinator of International Relations for the Law Degree (2001-2009), Member of the Technical Quality Unit of the UPNA (2005-2008), Deputy Director of the Department of Private Law (2002-2008), Vice-Dean and Secretary of the Faculty of Legal Sciences (2010-2012 and 2017-present).

    He has served as a member of the Board of the Basque Competition Authority (2012-2017) and as chairman of the Consumer Arbitration Tribunals since 2007.

    She specialises in European competition law and international trade law, in which she has published two monographs and several doctrinal articles and book chapters. She has taught postgraduate classes at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Universidad de Salamanca.

    Reviewer of articles in various legal journals and member of the editorial board of the journal "Estudios de Deusto".

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