Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

Alfonso Lamadrid de Pablo

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Official Bio


Alfonso Lamadrid is a senior associate at the EU and Competition Law Department of Garrigues (Brussels). He obtained a Law degree with a specialization in EU Law (First class honors) from San Pablo CEU University. He has completed an LL.M in European Legal Studies at the College of Europe (très bien; schorlarship from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and an LL.M at Harvard Law School (scholarship from the Fundación Ramón Areces).

He has extensive experience in relation to cartel proceedings, anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance, merger control and State aid rules in a wide array of sectors. He has also acted on behalf of clients in a large number of cases before EU Courts. Alfonso has published extensively on international and EU competition law matters and is regularly invited to lecture and participate in conferences. He is a Visiting Professor at the Brussels School of Competition and the co-Director of the annual EU & Spanish Competition Law Course at the IEB (Madrid).

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Some stuff behind the official bio

photo (Picture taken at a recent bar exam)

I was born and raised in Reinosa  (a place colder and with as little light as Brussels, which makes me one of the least complaining Spanish expats here). I’m the oldest of 4 (3 guys subject to the rule of one sister). Lived in my hometown (on the top of my parents’ hotel ; never miss an opportunity to advertise it…) until at age 17 I had to decide between accepting a scholarship to play basketball or moving to Madrid to study there. I did the latter (no regrets, I had no future at all in basketball) and chose to study Law. I’m the first lawyer in a family of businesspeople (which is why I generally understand clients better than my fellow lawyers). In my free time (the little that my firm, academic stuff and this blog allow me) I try to travel to Spain to spend time with my family; read; visit as many restaurants as I can; and do sports (to compensate for the visits to the restaurants).

I’m also much better looking than what it may appear from the pics above ;)

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Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

26 January 2011 at 2:05 pm

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