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Javier Ruiz Calzado

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Javier Ruiz Calzado is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Brussels office with more than 25 years of experience in EU and antitrust law. Practicing EU and Spanish competition law, Mr Ruiz Calzado handles a broad range of competition law matters, including merger control, cartel defense, abuse of dominance and state aid. He represents clients in such matters before the European Commission and the European Courts as well as before the Spanish competition authority and the Spanish courts. While he is advising clients from a broad range of industries, he has particular expertise in the energy and aerospace sectors.


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Catalan


  • Masters in EC Law, College of Europe, 1988
  • Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, 1987


Competition: EU and global

Within: Competition: EU and global

Latham & Watkins LLP's Brussels office serves as a hub for the European competition practice, and its team is a regular fixture in industry-shaping mergers, as well as reputationally-sensitive antitrust investigations and litigation. In 2017, Sven Völcker, Michael Esser and others assisted Lufthansa with obtaining EU clearance of its acquisition of a substantial part of Air Berlin’s business. In addition, Joshua Holian and Luca Crocco were part of the international group that acted for Broadcom on the global merger control aspects of its acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems for $5.9bn.  On the behavioural side, in a matter involving the interface between EU competition law and digital goods/online platforms, Lars Kjølbye is leading the advice to Valve Software on the EC's investigation into alleged geo-blocking practices by video games publishers. Matteo Bay and Javier Ruiz Calzado are also recommended. Adrien Giraud joined from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

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