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About Carmen Virgós

Carmen’s practice covers all aspects of EU and Spanish competition law, including merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance and compliance strategies.

Working with clients across a broad range of sectors and industries, she has a focus on the technology, media, pharmaceutical, healthcare and financial services sectors. Carmen has acted before the Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission, the European Commission and other competition regulators.

Carmen speaks Spanish and English.

Recent work

  • Advising a global technology company on its ongoing defence and co-ordination of antitrust proceedings and sector inquiries before the European Commission and other global competition authorities.
  • Advising Mediapro in relation to the complaint against the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF) as regards a potential competition law infringement committed by the RFEF, consisting of an exclusionary abuse against Mediapro in relation to the marketing of broadcasting rights for the Spanish ‘Copa del Rey’ and ‘Supercopa’.
  • Advising a global payments technology company on the merger control aspects and antitrust implications of the sector-transforming merger between the three domestic card payment systems (Servired, Sistema 4b and Euro 6000) in Spain.
  • Advising LafargeHolcim España during the CNMC's cartel investigations into the cement, ready-mix concrete and related products sector, as well as on the successful appeal of the CNMC’s decisions before the National Court.
  • Advising Helios Health, part of the wider Fresenius Group, on the multi-jurisdictional antitrust aspects of its proposed acquisition of a global leader in the field of fertility services.

Qualifications

University education

  • Universidad de Oviedo – Degree in Law
  • King’s College London – LL.M in European Law

Memberships and additional responsibilities

  • Admitted to the Madrid Bar Association (since 2011)
  • Member of the Spanish Association for Competition Law (Asociación Española para la Defensa de la Competencia)