Andrés Font Galarza

Gibson Dunn (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Andrés Font Galarza is a Spanish qualified partner and a member of the Brussels Bar, based in the Brussels office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Galarza’s practice encompasses antitrust issues relating to mergers, joint ventures, distribution issues (especially relating to online commerce), IP, the abuse of dominance and cartels. In addition, he provides strategic and policy advice to clients in regulatory matters affecting sectors such as the Internet, consumer goods brands, pharmaceuticals, health and food, energy and the EU internal market freedoms. He has significant experience in dealing with European privacy issues, in particular those raised by the digital economy. Mr. Galarza is featured as a leading lawyer for Competition/European Law in the 2011 editions of both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, in which he is described as “a strong asset to the practice”. He regularly lectures on antitrust and competition matters and has numerous publications with editions in several languages (including English, Spanish and Chinese, amongst others) through the Oxford University Press and Law Press China. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Galarza spent 15 years as a senior official of the European Commission, of which he worked for 13 years at the Directorate General for Competition in charge of important cases, particularly in the ICT and consumer goods sectors.

Linked authors

European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
European Commission - DG EMPL
DG COMP (Brussels)
Gibson Dunn (Brussels)
Gibson Dunn (Brussels)
Gibson Dunn (Brussels)

Articles

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Andrés Font Galarza, Eline Post, Gyula Cserey, René Plank The European Commission fines cartel in the elevators and escalators sector (Otis, KONE, Schindler and ThyssenKrupp)

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"Cartel fined in the elevators and escalators sector"* On 21 February 2007 the Commission adopted a prohibition decision and imposed fines totalling €992 million on the Otis, KONE, Schindler and ThyssenKrupp groups for operating cartels for the sale, installation, maintenance and modernisation (...)

Andrés Font Galarza The European Commission exempts under art. 85(3) of the EC Treaty the creation of a joint venture in the digital interactive television services (British Interactive Broadcasting)

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"The British Interactive Broadcasting Decision and the application of competition rules to the new digital interactive television services"* I. Introduction The Commission exempted on 15 September 1999 pursuant to Article 81 (3) of the EC Treaty the creation of a joint venture company, (...)

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