Herbert Smith Freehills (Madrid)

Manuel Contreras

Herbert Smith Freehills (Madrid)
Lawyer (Associate)

He has been ranked by the legal directory Chambers Europe 2020 as a prominent specialist in competition law in Spain: “Manuel Contreras has a great relationship with clients and is always available and willing to clarify everything". He is included by the National Markets and Competition Commission in the list of Non-Governmental Advisors to the International Competition Network. In addition, Manuel is ranked in the latest edition of " Best Lawyers" for his work in competition law in Spain. He previously served as a legal intern at the DG Competition of European Commission in Brussels, where he worked on several merger control investigations in the basic industry sector. Manuel is a teacher of postgraduate students at the Carlos III University in Madrid, a frequent presenter at both business and legal conferences, and has authored several articles relevant to his practice area. A member of the Madrid Bar, he is a case contributor for the publication specialized in competition law of Oxford University.

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Pilar Carrasco, Manuel Contreras, Henar González Durántez The Spanish Competition Authority confirms the final version of the guide on competition compliance programmes as a mitigating factor and means of avoiding public procurement bans


The Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission (“CNMC”) has confirmed in the final version of the Guide on compliance programmes in relation to competition rules (the “Guide”) that compliance programmes could potentially modulate the penalties imposed on companies investigated for (...)

Pilar Carrasco, Manuel Contreras, Henar González Durántez The Spanish Competition Authority announces that it has launched an online hotline for operators to report anti-competitive practices or to make inquiries in matters of competition law related to measures or practices adopted as a result of the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak


The CNMC bolsters its online whistleblowing hotline to pursue anticompetitive conduct in any sector, although with a special interest in the medical equipment, funeral and cremation services sectors. An enquiries platform is also launched so that operators can make competition law enquiries to (...)

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