Mr Alfonso Gutiérrez Hernández > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
PRÍNCIPE DE VERGARA 187
PLAZA RODRÍGUEZ URÍA
28002 MADRID
Spain

Work Department

Competition and EU Law.

Career

Alfonso Gutiérrez is a lawyer in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in January 2005. He is currently a member of the EU and Competition Law Practice Area.

His practice focuses on EU and Spanish competition law. He is regularly asked to advise on EU and Spanish mergers in a variety of sectors, such as banking, energy, telecommunications, aviation, industrial products and pharmaceuticals.

Alfonso frequently acts in litigious matters concerning the individual or collective abuse of a dominant position and the conclusion of restrictive agreements. He intervenes on a regular basis in proceedings for infringements of Article 102 of the EU Treaty and Article 2 of the Spanish Competition Law.

He also regularly represents clients before the European Commission in State aid cases.

Languages

English.

Memberships

Madrid Bar Association.

Education

Law Degree, Universidad de Salamanca, 1991; LL.M. in EU Law, Catholic University of Leuven, 1992; LL.M. in EU Law, College of Europe, Bruges, 1993.

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.