Candela Sotés Macaya

Bird & Bird (Madrid)
Lawyer (Associate)

Candela Sotes is an associate in the Competition & EU law practice in Madrid. She has extensive knowledge on a wide range of competition law issues and experience in advising national and international companies. She has great problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to individual clients’ needs. Her practice covers all aspects of EU and Spanish competition law, including antitrust investigations, merger control analysis, state aids, unfair commercial practices, damages actions, compliance and regulatory affairs. She has gained extensive expertise assisting clients in antitrust (ie cartel and abuse of dominance cases) and merger control proceedings before the Spanish Competition Authority (’CNMC’) and the European Commission. In particular, she has been involved in complex multi-jurisdictional merger control filings and she regularly advises clients on the implementation of antitrust compliance programmes. She has provided legal advice to leading Spanish and international companies across a broad range of industries, including automotive, telecom, retail & consumer, life sciences & healthcare. She has contributed to several publications on competition and wider EU law matters – including ’Getting the Deal Through’ and ’Tirant lo Blanch’ and collaborated with prestigious universities such as Carlos III University and IE University. Before joining Bird & Bird, she worked as an associate in the competition & EU law department of a major Spanish law firm. She is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English and Italian.

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Candela Sotés Macaya, Patricia Linan Hernandez The Spanish Provincial Court of Valencia annuls a lower court’s judgment and argues in favour of the principal of personal liability in a claim for damages in a truck cartel case (Man Truck & Bus Iberia)


On 5 December 2019, the Provincial Court of Valencia upheld the appeal lodged by MAN Truck & Bus Iberia S.A. (a Spanish subsidiary of the worldwide truck producer MAN) against the Judgment of a lower court admitting the possibility to claim for damages from the Spanish subsidiary where the (...)

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