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.