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

Adeptly handling issues related to abuse of dominance, merger control, state aid, foreign direct investment and litigation, boutique firm Callol, Coca & Asociados is praised by clients for its ‘high specialisation in competition’. The firm is singled out for its extensive experience in judicial proceedings before Spanish and European courts. Pedro Callol, who is qualified to practise in Spain and the UK, is often sought out by clients from the media, telecoms and consumer goods sectors. Jorge Manzarbeitia is best-known for his involvement in high-profile cases before the competition authorities.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Callol

Other key lawyers:

Jorge Manzarbeitia; Manuel Cañadas


‘I would call it a boutique+ firm. They have a particular focus on EU competition law and related areas of law which has enabled them to keep up with new developments in this quickly evolving area of law and to become a true thought leader in Spain and beyond.’

‘Their specialism is also shown by their contributions in panels at international conferences and various publications (e.g. news letters). They are very pragmatic, hands-on but always thorough in their advice.’

‘Pedro Callol is one of kind. He is dedicated to his clients and their needs and interests, and has in-depth knowledge of the law as well as of the sector which is the subject matter of the case he is working on.’

‘A firm that, despite its size, is continually updated in content. The high specialisation in competition makes them more aware of new developments.’

‘Being a boutique firm, the senior partner and his trusted team deal with matters directly, which provides great trust.’

Key clients

Cook Medical

Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF)

Mooring Port Services

Cemesa Amarres Barcelona

Oxford University Press Spain


GME (García Munté Energía)


Garda World



Top Cable

Roig Bus

ANFEVI (National Glass Manufacturers Association)


Work highlights

  • Acted for Enagás before the Spanish Competition Authority concerning merger control proceedings in two separate concentrations: the acquisition of Reganosa’s gas pipelines, and the creation of a joint venture related to the regasification plant at El Musel.
  • Represented the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) in the Super League case in the preliminary ruling before the European Court of Justice and advising it on the main proceeding before the Spanish Commercial Court in which the European Super League has sued UEFA and FIFA for infringement of competition law.
  • Acted Soltec before the Spanish Competition Authority concerning an abuse of dominance investigation in the energy renewables sector.

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