Oriol Armengol has been a partner in the EU & Antitrust team since 2018.
Oriol has extensive experience (25 years) in all matters relating to antitrust and competition law, having advised national and international companies active in a broad range of sectors and industries, including banking, energy, pharma, automotive, transport, entertainment and retail. Particularly, Oriol regularly intervenes in domestic and international cartel proceedings (including leniency programs), in merger control filings before national and European competition authorities, as well as in the analysis of complex transactions and in infringement proceedings for abuse of dominance. Finally, Oriol has experience in private enforcement of competition law before Spanish courts, and in litigating before the European courts.
Oriol is recognized by the most prestigious professional directories as one of the main experts in EU & Competition Law in Spain.
He is a visiting professor in Competition Law at Universidad Carlos III.
Oriol is a member of the governing board of the Spanish Association of Competition Law (AEDC) and has been Vice-President of the Competition Section of the Madrid Bar.
Degree in Law, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1987-1992).
Master’s Degree in European Law, Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europeos (1993).
Master’s Degree in European Law, Université de Liège (Belgium) (1994).
Oriol has published extensively on various questions related to competition law, and has participated in a number of collective works on the matter, including most notably:
“Competition Law and debarment: a critical view”, in Anuario de Derecho de la Competencia (2017) (*).
Co-author of the chapter “Administrative proceedings before national competition authorities: the merger control procedure” in the collective work Treaty of Competition Law (2017) (*).
“New dissuasive instruments: sanctions to directors and debarments” (2016) (*).
Co-author of “The role of the Spanish authority in Law 20/2013, of 9 December, on the domestic single market”, in Anuario de Derecho de la Competencia (2015) (*).
Co-author of “The State intervention in corporate transactions in the EU”, in Competition Law and its application in Spain (2014) (*).
“The commitment decisions of Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003”, in Anuario de Derecho de la Competencia (2008) (*).
“The merger control proceedings in the new Law 15/2007”, in the collective work Law 15/2007, for the Defense of Competition (2008) (*).
Co-author of “Some reflections on Article 9 Commitment Decisions in the light of the Coca-Cola case”, European Competition Law Review (2006).
(*) Originally published in Spanish. See Spanish version of CV for more details.