Carlos A. Ruiz García

Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira (Barcelone)
Lawyer (Associate)

Carlos A. Ruiz is an associate in CUATRECASAS, GONÇALVES PEREIRA’s team in Barcelona specialized in Spanish and EU competition law and economics. Carlos holds a joint honors degree in law and economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (2005 and 2007) and a MSc in Competition and Market Regulation from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. He advises and assists national and international companies in different areas of competition law (antitrust proceedings, distribution agreements, and mergers and acquisitions).


Lawyer (Associate)

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Shearman & Sterling (Brussels)


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Carlos A. Ruiz García, Patricia Sánchez-Calero Barco The Spanish Competition Commission fines company for failing to notify a concentration and executing it before receiving clearance, but admits that it would not have noticed the infringement if the company had not warned it (Essilor/Polycore)


On July 31, 2014, the Spanish National Commission for Markets and Competition (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia or “CNMC”) fined ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (COMPAGNIE GENERALE D’OPTIQUE) S.A. for failing to notify a merger agreement and breaching the obligation to suspend its execution (...)

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