Callol, Coca & Asociados > Madrid, Spain > Firm Profile

Callol, Coca & Asociados
C/ Don Ramón de la Cruz, 17, 3, E-Madrid 28001

Spain > EU and competition Tier 4

EU and competition law boutique Callol, Coca & Asociados stands out for its 'in-depth knowledge' of high-profile cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, as well as competition litigation before the Spanish and European courts, with a strong track record in appeals against decisions by the CNMC. The team also has experience in merger control and the application of foreign direct investment screening rules. The 'impressive' Pedro Callol, who is dual qualified in Spain and the UK, leads the practice, and Jorge Manzarbeitia is also noted for his expertise in competition law and trade regulation.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Callol

Other key lawyers:


‘Specialist competition boutique. Responsive, proactive and friendly.’

‘Pedro Callol is energetic, focused, responsive and well respected.’

‘As a boutique law firm their focus is entirely on EU and Spanish competition law, which ensures they have broad experience and in-depth knowledge of this area of law, the right approach and strategies for their clients and are dedicated to handling cases successfully.’

‘Pedro Callol is very impressive. He is always in control of the case because of his outstanding strategic skills and thorough knowledge of the law, as well as the commercial aspects of the field in which his clients are operating. He is always accessible and very pleasant to deal with.’

‘The team are highly specialised and it gives clients a sense of security to know they are managing the file.’

‘As it is a boutique-type office, the client service is very attentive and transparent.’

Key clients

Natus Medical

Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF)

Mooring Port Services

Cemesa Amarres Barcelona

Oxford University Press Spain


GME (García Munté Energía).






Top Cable

Roig Bus

Autocares Vidal

Work highlights

  • Representing the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) as a co-defendant in the Super League case, in which the European Super League has sued UEFA and FIFA for infringement of competition law, both in the preliminary ruling before the European Court of Justice and the main proceedings before the Spanish Commercial Court.
  • Acting for Oxford University Press España in the judicial appeal before the High Court against the Spanish competition authority’s decision concerning infringements of competition law in the textbook market.
  • Acting for bus companies Roig Bus and Autocares Vidal before the High Court in the successful appeal against the Spanish competition authority’s decision in the Balearic Islands school transport cartel case.

The firm: Callol, Coca & Asociados SLP is an independent competition/litigation and technology boutique providing agile and practical advice to clients.  Its only  guiding principle is the client’s best interests. Its competition practice is three-partner strong, with a consultant and three associates and supported by a highly competent civil litigation practice.

Its lawyers have been leading partners and associates in specialist practices of large national and international law firms.  Overall, they have practiced in Madrid, Barcelona, Washington D.C., London and Brussels.  They have advised some of the most representative and demanding national and international corporations in some of their most sensitive matters.

They are specialists covering the following specific practice areas: A leading practice with an extensive and widely recognized track record for competition and regulated industries ranging from cartel investigations and merger control to State aid and damages claims.

First-class administrative and civil litigation skills, including a substantial track-record on appellate and Supreme Court litigation.

Extensive experience advising in distribution, franchising, vertical restraints and unfair trade in a contentious and non-contentious context.

Department Name Email Telephone
EU & Competition Pedro Callol +34 91 737 67 68
EU & Competition Jorge Manzarbeitia +34 91 737 67 68
EU & Competition Manuel Cañadas +34 91 737 67 68
Photo Name Position Profile
Pedro Callol photo Mr Pedro Callol Partner
AEDC Asociación Española para la Defensa de la Competencia