Pablo Figueroa

Garrido Abogados (Madrid)
Lawyer (Partner)

"Pablo has more than 10 years of experience advising major corporates and investment firms on Competition law. He thrives in high stakes ( "bet the company" ) litigation, particularly before the Spanish Supreme Court".

Dual qualified (Spain and Belgium) and with LL.M.s in law from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and the Cornell Law School (Ithaca, NY, United States), Pablo has divided his career between Spain, Brussels, where he practiced for eight years, and London, where he is a lecturer at Queen Mary University.

Representative assignments include the following:

1. Litigation. Mr. Figueroa has a wide experience litigation before the EU and Spanish Courts, having secured three victories for his clients before the Spanish Supreme Court in the period 2018-2019.

2. Cartels. Mr. Figueroa has a wide experience in EU and Spanish cartel law, both contentious and non-contentious, having been a part of the team that secured immunity for UBS AG from a €2.5 billion fine European Commission in relation to the latter’s LIBOR investigation.

3. Unilateral conduct. Acting for ICOMP, a coalition of complainants including Microsoft, the UK Premier League and others, in relation to the European Commission’s investigation of Google’s abuse of its dominant position in “online search”, which resulted in a fine of €2.42 billion, the second largest fine in the history of EU Competition law.

4. Merger control. Mr. Figueroa has a wide experience merger control. Representative assignments include the following:

• Advising Caterpillar, Inc. in relation to its USD 810 million acquisition of MWM, a German manufacturer of reciprocating engine generator sets used for electricity production (M. 6106 Caterpillar / MWM).

• Advising the Universal Music Group in relation to its GBP 1.2 billion acquisition of the recorded music business of EMI, another music “major” (M. 6458 Universal Music Group / EMI.)

Distinctions

Linked authors

Gibson Dunn (Brussels)
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Gibson Dunn (Brussels)
Gibson Dunn (Brussels)
DLA Piper (Brussels)

Articles

1622 Bulletin

Pablo Figueroa, Peter Alexiadis The EU Commission challenges the governance rules of an international sport association as being incompatible with competition law (International Skating Union)

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Skating on thin ice: The European Commission challenges the governance rules of an international sports association as being incompatible with European antitrust rules* The recent announcement by the European Commission (“the Commission”) that it is actively looking into the compatibility of (...)

Daniel G. Swanson, Pablo Figueroa, Peter Alexiadis The EU Court of Justice rules on the compatibility of the antitrust procedure with the fundamental rights of the EU in elevators cartel case (Schindler)

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The Schindler Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union: Potential Implications for Fundamental Rights and EU Competition Law* I. Background Defense counsel in European antitrust proceedings have long bemoaned the fact that “fundamental rights” did not effectively find their way (...)

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