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Alfonso Lamadrid

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Official Bio

17 Dec 2018 - Brussels, Belgium - © Bernal Revert/ BR&U

Alfonso Lamadrid is a Partner at the EU and Competition Law Department of Garrigues (Brussels). He holds LLM degrees from Harvard Law School (2010) and the College of Europe (2007), and obtained a Law degree with a specialization in EU Law (Summa cum laude) from San Pablo CEU University (2006).

He has extensive experience in all areas of competition law, including unilateral conduct, cartels, vertical and horizontal agreements, merger control and the application of State aid rules across a  wide array of sectors, including technology, audiovisual, finance, transport, sports, telecommunications, energy and industrial products. Alfonso has a vast litigation experience, having acted on behalf of clients in over 65 cases before EU Courts.

In 2020 he was the recipient of the Client Choice Award for Competition in Belgium. In 2019 he received Global Competition Review‘s “Lawyer of the Year (Under 40)” Award. In 2018 he was among the 6 candidates shortlisted by the International Bar Association for the “Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year” Award, which covered all jurisdictions and areas of practice.

Between 2014 and 2018 Chambers Europe consistently ranked him as the only “Star Associate” for Competition/EU Law and Competition/Spain (“widely regarded as the rising star in EU competition law” with “outstanding experience in court appeals” (2017); “a dream lawyer in that he combines technical skills of the highest level and absolutely outstanding public relationship skills” (2018), “one of the brightest lawyers of his generation (…) clients enthuse that Lamadrid “things stratetically, is smart, empathetic and understands the business” (2019).

He is also recommended by The Legal 500 (“Next Generation Partner” for Competition/EU), GCR/Who’sWho (“Most Highly Recommended Future Leader” for EU Competition),  Best Lawyers, IFLR1000, LMG’s Rising Stars and Acritas Star Lawyers.

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 co-Director of the annual EU & Spanish Competition Law Course at the IEB (Madrid). He is a European Commission Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (Unilateral Conduct Working Group).

His full CV is available here: CV Alfonso Lamadrid (December 2019)

He can be contacted at:

Some stuff behind the official bio

I was born and raised in Reinosa , Spain (a place colder and with as little light as Brussels, which makes me one of the least complaining expats here).

I’m the father of two amazing boys, Eduardo and Pablo, and the oldest of 4 siblings.

I’m the first lawyer in a family in which everyone runs their own businesses.

Before becoming a father I used to have hobbies. I now mostly play Lego, read children’s books and cook.

Any remaining time is used for preparing triathlon training plans that are rarely implemented.

I’m also much better looking than what it may appear from the pic above 😉

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

26 January 2011 at 1:05 pm

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