European Commission

Patricia Sánchez-Calero Barco

European Commission
Case Handler

Patricia Sanchez-Calero is a Case Handler at the European Commission. She was previously an associate in the Antitrust practice. Her practice focuses on cartels and merger control in different sectors, including aviation and high-tech. She advises clients on Spanish and EU competition law. She holds a Law Degree obtained in Spain and an LL.M in European Law.

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725 Bulletin

Patricia Sánchez-Calero Barco The Spanish Supreme Court upholds a judgment of the National Court of Appeal and its assessment of the evidence regarding the definition of the relevant product market (Consenur / Ecotec)


In May, 2015, the Spanish Supreme Court issued judgment number 3974/2012 on the appeals submitted by the Administración General del Estado (General State Administration) against the judgment of the Audiencia Nacional (Spanish Court of Appeal, “AN”) of September 19, 2012. The Supreme Court (...)

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 (...)

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 entity (...)

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