Tomás Arranz > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
28002 MADRID
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Work Department

Competition and EU Law


Tomás Arranz is a partner at the Competition and EU Law Practice Area. He has worked in the Brussels and Madrid offices and in 2013 he was seconded to the Dutch firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek as foreign associate.

His practice focuses on EU and Spanish Competition law and has been involved in a variety of national and international antitrust infringement cases, and is regularly asked to advise on complex mergers (including the coordination of international multi-jurisdictional filings) and on the drafting and negotiation of franchise and distribution agreements. He has also implemented antirust compliance programmes and delivered training sessions for numerous clients.

Tomás represents leading companies from different sectors, such as banking and insurance, pharma, daily consumer goods, energy, waste management, real estate, automotive parts and building materials.

He has been recognised by the directory Competition – Future Leaders,published by Global Competition Review and Who’s Who Legal, where he has been included as one of the most highly regarded practitioners in continental Europe aged 45 or under.




  • Madrid Bar Association
  • Spanish Association for the Defence of Competition (AEDC)


  • Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2011
  • Business Administration Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2011
  • Postgraduate Diploma in European Union competition law, King’s College, London, 2014

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > EU and competition

(Next Generation Partners)

Tomás Arranz – Uría Menéndez

Operating from Madrid and Brussels, Uría Menéndez is widely recognised as a leading practice in the field of competition. Excelling in cartel investigations and merger filings before the CNMC, the large practice headed by Antonio Guerra also shows great dexterity handling state aid, as well as damages claims, thanks to the firm’s renowned litigation capabilities. Other key members of the team include senior market expert Jaime Folguera Crespo; Alfonso Gutiérrez Hernández, who is highly experienced in the pharmaceutical sector; skilled litigator Patricia Vidal; Edurne Navarro, who heads the Brussels office; Tomás Arranz, who was promoted to the partnership in January 2021 and has experience leading the negotiation of complex remedies before the CNMC; and senior associates Cristina Areces and Jokin Beltrán.

Spain > Industry focus: Manufacturing

An ‘excellent team on all fronts’ says a client about the sizable practice at Uría Menéndez, which comprises lawyers from several practice areas including corporate and commercial, administrative and regulatory, intellectual property, competition and litigation. Recently, the practice has taken part in large financing and M&A transactions in the industrial and manufacturing sector, as in the case of its advice to Cemex on the sale of its global white cement business to Cimsa. Patricia Vidal, a leading lawyer in the ‘field of competition applied to the manufacturing sector‘; Teresa Paz-Ares; Tomás Arranz; and counsel Jaime Calvo Retuerto are active members of the practice.