Mr Jaime Folguera Crespo > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
28002 MADRID

Work Department

Competition and EU Law.


Jaime Folguera is based in Uría Menéndez’s Madrid office. He joined the firm as a partner in 1993, having been an EU legal affairs advisor to several Spanish government agencies. He currently heads the Competition Law Practice Area.

His practice focuses on EU and Spanish competition law, and is regularly asked to advise on EU and Spanish mergers in various sectors, such as banking and insurance, energy, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and basic industries.

Jaime is often consulted on cases related to horizontal agreements, distribution, individual or collective abuse, and State aid. He is frequently involved in proceedings before the European Commission, the Spanish Competition Authority and other regulatory agencies, as well as before the European Union and Spanish courts.


English; French.


Madrid Bar Association; International Bar Association; Asociación Española para el Estudio del Derecho Europeo; Union Internationale des Avocats; European Competition Lawyers Forum; Member of the Board of the ‘Asociación Española para la Defensa de la Competencia’.


Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1977; Diploma in European Community Law, Escuela Diplomática, Madrid, 1982; Masters’ Degree in Legal Advice for Businesses, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, 1983; Diploma in European Community Law, Centro de Estudios Constitucionales, Madrid, 1984; University of Amsterdam, 1986.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > EU and competition

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.