Attorney admitted to the Madrid Bar.  He has eight years of specialist competition law, commercial and litigation experience, covering also other related areas, such as litigation, unfair competition, IP, data protection and trade regulation related issues.  Prior to joining Callol, Coca & Asociados, Manuel was an associate at the EU & competition department of one of the largest law firms in Spain.  Before that, he trained with a Spanish competition law boutique.  Law Degree Universidad Autónoma (Madrid).  LL.M in European and International Law, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).  Postgraduate Degree in Business law, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain).

Languages: English, Dutch, French, German and Spanish.

He is author of various specialist publications.

Transactional Matters
  • Advising consumer goods multinationals in implementing commercial practices and distribution networks
  • Indian IT company engaged in the business of providing, operating and managing value-added solutions for telephone networks regarding agreements for the provision of services to the dominant telephone network in Spain, in other European countries and in Latin America, in relation to specific regulatory issues and in relation to RFPs
  • An international media company in implementing and restructuring its distribution network
  • Advising a dairy products multinational in implementing its distribution network and agreements
  • E-commerce website on selective and exclusive distribution matters
  • Northern Digital Inc. on its acquisition of marker spheres business of BrainLab AG
  • Advising Banc Sabadell on its acquisition of the Spanish branch of Lloyds Bank
  • Banco Sabadell on its acquisition of Banco Gallego
  • Banco Sabadell on its acquisition of Spanish branch of Lloyds Bank
  • AGBAR on its acquisition of CASSA
  • Advising Abertis on its sale of SABA
  • Advising the acquirers of Spanair, at the time Spain’s second biggest air carrier, on the merger control and aviation regulation aspects of the transaction
  • Advising Change.org on its acquisition of Actuable.es
  • Dominion Colour Corporation on its acquisition of certain pigment businesses from CIBA Holding AG
  • Advising Clearone on its acquisition of the Spontania business from Dialcom Networks SL
  • Spanish content provider covering all legal matters from regulatory issues, to contractual and distribution matters
Contentious experience
  • Advising a car distribution company concerning investigations by the Spanish Competition Authority into possible breaches of Articles 101 TFEU and 1 Spanish competition Act
  • Advising a TV broadcaster concerning antitrust investigation into the football broadcasting rights market and subsequent litigation against the administrative decision before the High Court
  • Advising Abertis, one of Spain’s largest infrastructure companies, on antitrust proceedings before the European Court of Justice
  • Representing several shipping agency associations in sanctioning proceedings before the Spanish Competition Authority into possible breaches of Articles 101 TFEU and 1 Spanish competition Act and subsequent litigation against the administrative decision before the High Court
  • Representing Telenium, an IT company engaged in engineering and systems integration and technological and business consultancy, on unfair trade proceedings related to their IPTV middleware business against a IT multinational.  Damages awarded to our client, currently under appeal
  • Acting for Alter Mutua on a unilateral practices case before the Spanish COmpetition Authority regarding an abuse of dominance case in the professional insurance market. Succesfully closed with commitments
  • Fluid pumps manufacturer in litigation against the administrative decision before the Appeals and Supreme Courts
  • Advising sectorial association concerning an investigation by the Spanish Competition Authority into possible breaches of Articles 101 TFEU and 1 Spanish Competition Act for collective recommendations