Jaime Folguera

Partner since 1993 ––– Madrid
Member no. 16172 of the Madrid Bar Association
Main practice areas
  • Competition and EU Law

  • English

  • French



Jaime Folguera is based in Uría Menéndez’s Madrid office. He joined the firm as a partner in 1993, having been an EU legal affairs advisor to several Spanish government agencies. He currently heads the Competition Law Practice Area.

His practice focuses on EU and Spanish competition law, and is regularly asked to advise on EU and Spanish mergers in various sectors, such as banking and insurance, energy, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and basic industries.

Jaime is often consulted on cases related to horizontal agreements, distribution, individual or collective abuse, and State aid. He is frequently involved in proceedings before the European Commission, the Spanish Competition Authority and other regulatory agencies, as well as before the European Union and Spanish courts.

For several consecutive years, Jaime has been named a Leading Individual in Spain for both competition/antitrust and pharmaceuticals by the major legal directories (including Chambers Global, Best Lawyers, Global Competition Review: Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leader - Competition 2021).

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  • Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1977
  • Diploma in European Community Law, Escuela Diplomática, Madrid, 1982
  • Master's Degree in Legal Advice for Businesses, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, 1983
  • Diploma in European Community Law, Centro de Estudios Constitucionales, Madrid, 1984; University of Amsterdam, 1986

Professional associations

  • Madrid Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Asociación Española para el Estudio del Derecho Europeo
  • Union Internationale des Avocats
  • European Competition Lawyers Forum
  • Member of the Board of the 'Asociación Española para la Defensa de la Competencia'

Additional information

Seminars and conferences

He is a regular speaker and commentator at law seminars and conferences pertaining to his field of expertise.

Recent publications

  • Edurne Navarro, Jaime Folguera, Ana Raquel Lapresta. In European Competition Laws: a Guide to the EC and Its Member States. Frank L. Fine (General Editor). Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2018

  • Edurne Navarro, Jaime Folguera. In Festschrift für Dirk Schroeder. Europäisches, deutsches und internationales Kartellrecht. Juliane Kokott (Herausgeber), Petra Pohlmann (Herausgeber), Romina Polley (Herausgeber). Köln: Otto Schmidt KG, 2018

  • La aplicación del Derecho de la competencia en España: últimos 25 años

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    Jaime Folguera, Tomás Arranz. In Actualidad Jurídica Uría Menéndez, n.º 49 (Homenaje al profesor D. Aurelio Menéndez Menéndez), 2018

  • Jaime Folguera, Pablo Solano Díaz. In Comentarios a la Ley de Defensa de la Competencia. Demetrio Alejandro Chamatropulos (Director), Miguel del Pino (Director), Pablo Trevisán (Director). Buenos Aires: La Ley-Thomson Reuters, 2018

  • Jaime Folguera, Patricia Vidal. In Comentario a la Ley de Defensa de la Competencia (5.ª ed.) y a los preceptos sobre organización y procedimientos de la Ley de creación de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia. José Manuel Sala Arquer (Director), Alfonso Gutiérrez (Director), Jaime Folguera (Director), José Massaguer (Director), Ana Encinas Rodríguez (Coordinador). Cizur Menor (Navarra): Aranzadi, 2017