Javier Arana Rodríguez

Telefonica (Madrid)
Competition Lawyer

Javier Arana Rodríguez is working at Telefónica in Madrid since April 2022. He specialises in competition and EU law. Previousely, Javier Arana Rodríguez was legal counsel at Philip Morris. He was previously an associate of the CUATRECASAS, GONÇALVES PEREIRA EU and competition law team in Madrid. Javier holds a law degree (2011) and an economics degree (2011) from the Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, and a Diploma in Economic and Legal Studies from the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (2009). He assists and represents national and international companies at national and EU level in different areas of competition law (mergers and acquisitions, antitrust and state aid). He is also a member of the CUATRECASAS, GONÇALVES PEREIRA German Desk.

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1398 Bulletin

Cani Fernández, Javier Arana Rodríguez, Patricia Sánchez-Calero Barco The Spanish Competition Commission rejects that a public entity exceeding its legal authority, but not acting as an economic operator, can be held responsible for participating in anticompetitive conducts (Junta de Andalucía)


On July 16, 2013, the National Court issued judgment number 3472/2013 on the appeal the Junta de Andalucía submitted against the decision of the Comisión Nacional de la Competencia (Spanish Competition Commission, “CNC”), of October 6, 2011. The National Court considered that when a public (...)

Cani Fernández, Irene Moreno-Tapia, Javier Arana Rodríguez The Spanish National Court annuls the CNC decision to incorporate evidence gathered during an inspection to the case file of a new investigation (Montesa Honda)


On December 4, 2012, the Spanish National Court (Audiencia Nacional) annulled the decision of the Spanish competition authority (formerly called Comisión Nacional de la Competencia or “CNC”, now called Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y de la Competencia or “CNMC”) to incorporate evidence (...)

Andrew Ward, Javier Arana Rodríguez The Spanish Competition Authority fines companies for gun-jumping based on an unprecedentedly broad concept of control (Gestamp / Essa Bonmor)


On January 30, 2012, the Spanish Competition Commission (Comisión Nacional de la Competencia, “CNC”) imposed fines of €124.400 on two groups in the automotive components sector, Gestamp and Estampaciones Sabadell, for allegedly executing a notifiable concentration without authorization. The (...)


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