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Miguel Odriozola

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Corporate, Antitrust

Position

Miguel Odriozola is the Head of the Clifford Chance Antitrust team in Spain. He is a member of the Bar Associations of both Madrid and New York. From 1993 to 1999 he worked as a competition lawyer in Brussels. Since 2000 he is based in Madrid but splits his time between Madrid and Brussels. Miguel is a frequent speaker at courses and seminars on EU and Spanish competition law. He has also authored several competition law publications and he is the editor and co-author of the first treatise on the Spanish competition Act and its Regulation. He advises Spanish and international companies on all aspects of Competition Law, both in relation to the Spanish and the EU context. He has extensive experience in matters regarding restrictive practices and merger control operations in the energy, aviation, telecommunications, consumer goods and information technology sectors.

Education

Admitted as an abogado in Madrid 1991
University of Chicago Law School (LL.M.) 1992
University of Chicago Law School (J.S.D) 1993
Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 1993


Spain

EU and competition

Within: Leading individuals

Miguel Odriozola - Clifford Chance

Within: EU and competition

Miguel Odriozola leads the Clifford Chance practice, which specialises in competition matters before the European Commission and the Spanish Competition Authority. His team includes senior associates Ana Latorre, who is experienced in infringement and merger control; Belén Irissarry, whose expertise lies in Spanish and European competition law; and the recently promoted counsel Begoña Barrantes. The firm counts Telefónica, Samsung, Nokia and Banco Santander among its clients, and in a recent highlight successfully represented Oracle before the Supreme Court in an abuse of dominance case. The practice also acted for Telefónica in challenging the €47m fine imposed by the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia; the fine was eventually fully annulled.

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Industry focus: TMT

Within: Industry focus: TMT

Clifford Chance's multi-disciplinary team works across the sector, with notable expertise in litigation, data protection and cybersecurity. The firm was strengthened by the arrival of public law and regulatory specialist Jaime Almenar, who joined from CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo in 2018 and is particularly experienced in telecoms. He jointly leads the practice with financial and M&A expert Jaime Velázquez and Miguel Odriozola, who focuses on antitrust matters in the telecoms and technology sectors. The department is advising Cellnex Telecom on regulatory issues arising from the company’s television signal carrying activities. In another highlight, the group is representing Vodafone-Ono in several judicial contentious administrative appeals relating to the award of telecoms contracts by public sector entities.

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