Pablo González De Zárate Catón

Clifford Chance (Madrid)
Lawyer/Attorney

Pablo González de Zárate Catón is a junior associate in the antitrust team of Clifford Chance Madrid. His practice focuses on EU and Spanish antitrust law. He holds both a master degree in Law and in Business Management by the University of Valladolid (Spain). Additionally he received an LL.M. in EU Competition and IP Law from the University of Liège (magna cum laude) and a Master of Arts in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe (Natolin). He has worked as a part-time-researcher for the University of Valladolid and the University College London and carried out a stage at the European Commission (Legal Unit of DG Mare). Pablo is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

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Liège University - IEJE

Articles

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Pablo González de Zárate Catón The EU General Court dismisses the use of the Transparency Regulation to gain access to documents exchanged between the EU Commission and a national competition authority (Union de Almacenistas de Hierros de España)

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Background information On 12 May 2015 the General Court has fully rejected the action brought by Union de Almacenistas de Hierros de España (“UAHE”), a professional association, against the decision taken by the European Commission on 18 June 2013. By virtue of such decision the European (...)

Pablo González de Zárate Catón The EU General Court upholds a Commission decision to prohibit a merger of two stock exchanges of financial derivatives (NYSE Euronext / Deutsche Börse)

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Background information The ruling of the EU General Court of 9 March 2015 has fully upheld the decision in which the European Commission (the “Commission”) blocked the concentration between NYSE Euronext (“NYX”) and Deutsche Börse. NYX is a U.S holding formed in 2007 through the merger of NYSE (...)

Pablo González de Zárate Catón The General Court annuls a Commission decision on account of the lack of motivation in the response to the arguments brought forward by a parent company to rebut the capitalistic presumption (Alstom)

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Background information The ruling of the General Court of 27 November 2014 has annulled the Commission decision in the Case COMP/39.129 - Power Transformers of 7 October 2009 (the “Decision”) in which the Commission imposed a €16.5 million fine on Alstom of which Areva T&D is jointly and (...)

Pablo González de Zárate Catón The EU Court of Justice dismisses the use of the Transparency Regulation to gain access to cartel-related documents held by the European Commission (EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg)

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Background information The judgment in Commission v EnBW issued by the Court of Justice ("CJEU") on 27th February 2014 may constitute a landmark case in the context of access to cartel-related documents -in particular, leniency materials- held by the European Commission ("EC") which could be (...)

Pablo González de Zárate Catón The EU General Advocate Mengozzi proposes the Court of Justice to uphold the Commission’s decision prohibiting multilateral interchange fees (Mastercard)

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Background information In its Decision of 19 December 2007 the Commission prohibited Mastercard’s multilateral interchange fees (MIF) that apply to cross-border payments with MasterCard and Maestro-branded consumer credit and debit cards between Member States of the European Economic Area (...)

Pablo González de Zárate Catón EU Court of Justice Advocate General Cruz Villalón upholds Commission’s pleas about the judgement of the General Court on access to cartel documents under EU transparency regulation (EnBW)

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Relevance of the Opinion The Opinion touches upon the disclosure through the Regulation 1049/2001 ("Transparency Regulation") of cartel-related-documents held by the Commission. First, it addresses how the Commission should handle these requests, in particular, it tackles the harmonious (...)

Alexandre Defossez, Pablo González de Zárate Catón The European Commission fines two companies €79 M for agreeing not to compete with each other in their respective home telecommunications markets (Telefónica and Portugal Telecom)

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The Commission fines Telefónica and Portugal Telecom €79 million for agreeing not to compete with each other in their respective home telecommunications markets. I. The Parties Telefónica is the historical operator on the Spanish market. It has a limited presence on the Portugese market. It (...)

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