Jorge Padilla

Compass Lexecon (Brussels), Compass Lexecon (Madrid)
Senior Managing Director

Dr. Jorge Padilla is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe. Dr. Padilla earned M. Phil and D. Phil degrees in Economics from the University of Oxford. He is Research Fellow at the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI, Madrid) and teaches competition economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) and at the TSE (Toulouse School of Economics). He has advised on various cases and given expert testimony before competition authorities and courts of several EU member states, as well as in cases before the European Commission. Dr. Padilla has submitted written testimony to the European General Court and the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal in cartel, merger control and abuse of dominance cases. He has also given expert testimony in various civil litigation (damages) and international arbitration cases. Dr. Padilla has written numerous papers on competition policy and industrial organization in the Antitrust Bulletin, the Antitrust Law Journal, the Economic Journal, the European Competition Journal, the European Competition Law Review, the European Economic Review, the Fordham International Law Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, the Journal of Economic Theory, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the University of Chicago Law Review, and World Competition. He is also co-author of The Law and Economics of Article 102 TFEU, 2nd edition, Hart Publishing, 2013.

Linked authors

Compass Lexecon (Madrid)
Conseil régional de Midi-Pyrénées
Compass Lexecon (Paris)
Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
French State Council (Paris)
Institut d’économie Industrielle (IDEI)
ESSEC Business School


9701 Bulletin

Jorge Padilla, Luis Agosti The Spanish NCA fines € 2,5 M an electricity producer for abusive prices in the electricity generation schedules adjustment market (Viesgo Generación)


On December 2006, the Spanish Antitrust Court, TDC, imposed a fine to Enel Viesgo: 2,5 million €. According to the TDC, Enel Viesgo has abused its dominant position in the electricity generation schedules adjustment market by setting excessively high prices (Mercado de restricciones). This (...)

26317 Review

James Killick, Jorge Padilla, Josef Drexl Standard setting organizations and processes: Challenges and opportunities for competition and innovation (New Frontiers of Antitrust, 15 June 2015, Paris)


In this roundtable, speakers discuss the challenges and opportunities that the standard setting organizations and processes represent for competition and innovation. First, Josef Drexl’s introductory remarks focus on defining the scope of the roundtable. In the second contribution, Jorge Padilla (...)

Jorge Padilla, Olivier d’Ormesson, Raphael de Coninck Quantifying damages in civil proceedings: Can economist and should competition authorities help? (New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference - Paris, 11 February 2011)


La deuxième table-ronde de la conférence New Frontiers of Antitrust du 11 février 2011 à Paris est dédiée à la quantification des dommages dans les procedures civiles. Raphael de Coninck, membre de l’équipe du chef économiste de la Commission européenne, présente dans la première contribution, plusieurs (...)

Allan Fels, Frédéric Jenny, Henry Ergas, John Fingleton, Jorge Padilla, Mark Armstrong Behavioural economics: Questioning the foundations of antitrust? (New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference - 15th February 2010 - Panel II)


Behavioural economics: Questioning the foundations of antitrust? Introduction Frédéric JENNY President, OECD Competition Committee President of the International board of the Review Concurrences Professor, Co-Director of the Centre Européen de Droit et d’Economie, ESSEC, Paris 1. Ladies and (...)

Jorge Padilla Merger control & credit crunch


Should merger control take account of the current economic and financial crisis? While there are no credible reasons to support a more or less lenient policy, it is important to recognise that the credit crunch may have an impact on (a) the merger rationale, (b) the pro- and anti-competitive (...)

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