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Alfonso Lamadrid

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Official Bio

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Alfonso Lamadrid is a Principal Associate 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 ofcompetition law, including unilateral conduct, cartels, vertical and horizontal agreements, merger control and the application of State aid rules accross 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 60 cases before EU Courts.

Chambers has consistently ranked him as the “Star Associate” for EU Competition/Belgium and Competition/Spain (“widely regarded as the rising star in EU competition law” “a dream lawyer in that he combines technical skills of the highest level and absolutely outstanding public relationship skills”). He is also recommended by GCR/Who’sWho (“Most Highly Recommended Future Leader” for EU Competition), The Legal 500 (“Next Generation Lawyer” for Belgium/EU Competition), Best Lawyers, IFLR1000 and LMG’s Rising Stars. In 2018 he was among the 6 candidates shortlisted by the International Bar Association for the “Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year” Award.

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). In 2017 he has been appointed a European Commission Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (Unilateral Conduct Working Group).

His full CV is available here: CV_Alfonso_Lamadrid-en_2018

He can be contacted at: alfonso.lamadrid@garrigues.com

Some stuff behind the official bio

(Picture taken at a recent bar exam)
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, which is why I generally understand clients better than my fellow lawyers.

Before becoming a father I used to have hobbies. I now mostly play Lego, read childrens books and cook.  Any remaining time is used for preparing triathlon training plans that are rarely implemented.

P.S. I’m also much better looking than what it may appear from the pics above 😉

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

26 January 2011 at 1:05 pm

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