Gorka Navea joined Squire Patton Boggs in October 2022. He has nearly 20 years of extensive experience in European competition law and regulation and advises clients in all matters relating to Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), as well as in merger cases. He has worked extensively on international cartel investigations and has sectoral expertise in the application of EU competition rules to the pharma industry. Prior to joining the firm, Gorka was a Deputy Head of Unit for the Cartels Directorate of DG Competition of the European Commission (EC), where he investigated a number of cartels matters and led the process for proposed settlements between the EC’s cartel enforcement unit and companies under investigation. From 2013 to 2014, he served as a member of the cabinet of former European Commission Vice President Joaquín Almunia. In this role, Gorka was responsible for all cartel investigations and all merger and antitrust cases in the pharmaceutical, health, life sciences, food, basic industries, manufacturing, and transportation sectors. He was case officer prior to that.
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"Electrabel/CNR: the importance of the standstill obligation in merger proceedings"* On 26 March 2008, Electrabel SA (“Electrabel”), a Belgian electricity company which is part of the French group, Suez (now GDF Suez), notified to the Commission a concentration consisting in the acquisition of (...)