Ramón García-Gallardo has been practising law since 1989, specialising in competition, corporate law and litigation. Ramón joined the firm as a partner in 1999. He manages the Brussels office and is also head of the Spanish competition law practice group in the Madrid office.
He specialises in EU and Spanish competition law in a wide range of industry sectors, including air and maritime transport, energy and agri-food. As a competition lawyer, his main activities involve a broad range of issues including a variety of competition issues, such as dominance, cartels, dawn raids, pricing, refusal to supply and so on. Ramón regularly represents clients before the Spanish Antitrust Authority and the European Commission, and has particular expertise in litigation cases before the Spanish Civil and Mercantile Courts, the Court of First Instance and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. He has provided competition law compliance support to a large number of international clients and has particular expertise in cartel defence work and leniency issues, both at Spanish and EU level.
Ramón regularly advises on mergers under Spanish and EU law, acting for either one of the merging parties or third parties such as complainants or investors.
Educated at the University of Valladolid, Spain, Ramón later studied for his master’s in EU law at the Instituto de Estudios Europeos at the University of Salamanca, at King’s College London and at the Free University of Brussels, and is fluent in Spanish, English and French. He participates regularly in working sessions, seminars and conferences on EU and Spanish competition matters.