Patricia Pérez Fernández

University of Castilla-La-Mancha (UCLM)
Adjunct Professor (IE Law School), Lawyer

Patricia Pérez Fernández has over 11 years of experience in competition law, including academia, private practice, and public service experience with the European Commission. She holds a PhD in Competition Law (summa cum laude) and is currently Adjunct Professor at the IE Law School and Associate Professor at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) and at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). She has been a researcher at the Max-Planck Institute of Innovation and Competition Law (Munich), Visiting Professor at Sciences Po (Paris) and at the Université Catholique de Lille. For the elaboration of her PhD, she obtained financing from the Spanish Ministry of Education (under the FPU scholarship programme) and spent two years at the Max-Planck Institute for Competition Law and Innovation in Munich based on a scholarship from the Max-Planck Gesellschaft and the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst). Alongside her academic work, she has worked at Cleary Gottlieb in Brussels, and Cuatrecasas in Madrid. Besides, she has spent two years working at the European Commission: within the Legal Service of the EU Commission (competition team) in Brussels, as part of the bluebook program, and as case handler in a merger unit at the Directorate General for Competition. She regularly holds presentations and block seminars in postgraduate programmes (e.g. at the Universidad Carlos III, Centro de Estudios Garrigues, Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos/Fundación Pons) and has been invited to speak at other leading venues including the former and current Spanish Competition Authorities (CNC and CNMC), the Queen Mary University in London, and the Max-Planck Institute for Competition Law and Innovation in Munich. She has published more than 60 contributions on competition law in specialized journals, collective books, and blogs (in English, Spanish and German). Her publications include “Competition Law in Spain” (co-author), Wolters Kluwer, 2018, and Acciones de responsabilidad civil por ilícitos anticompetitivos (Civil liability actions for anticompetitive agreements), Wolters Kluwer, 2019. 

Articles

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Patricia Pérez Fernández The Spanish Competition Authority imposes fines of nearly € 120 million on telecom operators for having abused of dominant position in the wholesale telephone sort messaging market (Telefonica / Vodafone / Orange)

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The Council of the CNC (Comisión Nacional de la Competencia) has ordered fines of € 46.490,00 on Telefónica Móviles España, € 43.525,00 on Vodafone and € 29.950,00 on Orange. In January of 2011 the Investigations Division of the Spanish Competition Authority opened an infringement proceeding against (...)

Patricia Pérez Fernández The Spanish Competition Authority fines shipping companies with a total amount of € 88,5 M for participating in a cartel in the passenger and cargo maritime transport market between the Spanish peninsula and Morocco (Compañía Trasmediterránea, Europa Ferrys SA, Cenargo España, SLU...)

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The Council of the CNC has fined six shipping groups over € 88.5 million for having participated in a cartel in the market of the maritime transport between the Spanish Peninsula and Morocco and between 2002 and 2010. On March, 15, 2011, the Investigations Division of the Spanish Competition (...)

Patricia Pérez Fernández The Spanish Competition Authority issues a report warning that few operators control the fuel market after oil companies raise their margins by 20% since the start of the crisis

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The hydrocarbon prices in Spain, before taxes, are the highest in Europe. The CNC has studied the reasons for this fact and it has concluded that the lack of competition, the strong corporate concentration and the difficulty in accessing these kind of markets are to blame. The CNC has described (...)

Patricia Pérez Fernández The Spanish Competition Authority publishes a report on the bill to create the National Markets and Competition Commission (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y de la Competencia)

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The Spanish Competition Authority (Comisión Nacional de la Competencia,CNC) has published a report on the bill to create the national markets and competition commission, in which it makes some proposals for amendments of the draft legislation. In March, 15, 2012, the Council of the Competition (...)

Patricia Pérez Fernández The Spanish Competition Authority fines the maritime transport companies operating in the Balearic Islands for participating in a cartel (Balearia Eurolineas, Maritimas, Compania Trasmediterranea and Islena Maritima de Contenedores)

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The Spanish National Competition Commission has imposed fines of more than 54 million euros on the companies Transmediterránea, Balearia, Isleña Marítima de Contenedores, Sercomisa and Mediterránea Pitiusa for having participated in a cartel on the maritime passenger transport lines for cargo and (...)

Patricia Pérez Fernández The Spanish Competition Authority releases its decisive report on the measure proposed by the Telecommunications Market Commission on regulation of wholesale prices for call termination on mobile networks

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The Council of the Spanish Competition Authority (hereinafter CNC) approved on December, 28, 2011 a report on the measure proposed by the Spanish Telecommunications Market Commission (hereinafter CMT) on December, 1, 2011, regarding the definition and analysis of the markets for the termination (...)

Patricia Pérez Fernández The Spanish Competition Authority publishes a report addressing the difficult relationship between manufacturers and the increasingly thriving retailers in the food sector

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On October, 25, 2011, the CNC (Spanish Competition Authority) has published a report which analyses the risks in terms of competition and the real impact in Spain of the most widespread commercial practices and of those that are potentially the most dangerous for competition. Retail (...)

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