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Squire Patton Boggs Grows EU Antitrust Team

 |  October 23, 2022

Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Gorka Navea as a partner in its Competition-Antitrust Practice Group. Mr Navea has had a distinguished career in competition law, both in private practice and for more than a decade as a senior legal officer at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition (DG-COMP). Mr. Navea will be based in the firm’s Madrid and Brussels offices, expanding and strengthening the firm’s competition law offering.

Diarmuid Ryan, Global Chair of Squire Patton Boggs’ Competition-Antitrust Practice, said, “We welcome Gorka to the firm. He is a seasoned and highly experienced competition law practitioner, with all the knowledge that comes with being one of the leading cartels and merger review specialists in the EU. We already have a very strong EU competition law team and the addition of Gorka will not only further strengthen that team, but crucially provide us with a best-in-class Spanish competition law offering.”

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Managing partner of the Madrid office, Teresa Zueco, said, “Gorka will be an invaluable part of our Madrid team working closely with booming corporate practice and our Spanish and international clients to deliver the investment and merger opportunities they are pursuing. With the long-term trend of increasing scrutiny and enforcement by competition authorities, our clients will benefit enormously from having a stronger competition law offering in Brussels and right here in Spain.”

Commenting on his arrival Mr. Navea said, “Joining Squire Patton Boggs has given me the opportunity to fulfil a long-held ambition to combine my EU-level practice with a real focus on Spanish competition issues. Squire Patton Boggs has a top-tier Competition – Antitrust practice with an excellent reputation; this, together with a leading global M&A practice and a dynamic presence in Spain, made the firm the obvious choice for me.”