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Alfonso Lamadrid de Pablo

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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 obtained a Law degree with a specialization in EU Law (Valedictorian) from San Pablo CEU University and has completed an LL.M in European Legal Studies at the College of Europe (scholarship 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 investigations, vertical and horizontal agreements, abuses of dominance, merger control and the application of State aid rules in a wide array of sectors. He is acting/has acted on behalf of clients in over 45 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).

Chambers&Partners ranks him as a leading lawyer for EU Competition/Belgium (only “associate to watch”) and Competition/Spain (“star associate”). He is also recommended by Best Lawyers, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

His full CV is available here: cv_alfonso_lamadrid-en_2016

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

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; 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 and 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 in which everyone runs small businesses (which is why I generally understand clients better than my fellow lawyers). When I was not at the office I used to travel, read and visit restaurants; that changed a bit (for much better) two years ago when my son Edu joined the family. Any remaining time is used for preparing triathlon training plans that tend not to be complied with.

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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