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Patricia Vidal

Partner since 2015 ––– Madrid
Member no. 60028 of the Madrid Bar Association
Main practice areas
  • Competition and EU Law

Languages
  • English

  • French

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Profile

Patricia Vidal joined Uría Menéndez in 1996 and she is a partner of the firm since 2015.

For the last 23 years her practice mainly refers to EU law and EU and Spanish Competition Law, with special focus in competition litigation before the Spanish and the EU courts. She has a wide experience in merger control (including multijurisdictional filings) and national and international cartel cases (including leniency programs). She also has vast experience in international agreements (purchasing/selling strategic alliances), state aid issues and abuses of dominance and more prominently in the last years, in antitrust damage claim litigation in Spain.

Patricia is a regular lecturer on EU and Competition Law and has been for 10 years academic director of an LLM at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE). She has written several articles and books on Competition Law.

She is the Elected Chairman of the Spanish Association for the Defence of Competition. Patricia is considered a leading competition lawyer by the main legal international directories (Chambers, Who’s who, GCR, etc.) and has won several awards (including Benchmark Litigation 2019 – Europe, category “Best lawyer” in Spain).

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Education

  • Law Degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1994 
  • LL.M. in EU Law (European Business Law), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge-Chelmsford, 1995
Education

Professional associations

  • Madrid Bar Association
  • Spanish Association for the Study of European Law (AEDEUR)
  • Spanish Association for the Defence of Competition (AEDC). Member of the board since 2014
  • European Competition Lawyers Forum (ECLF), participating in several working groups and papers produced for the European Commission
  • American Bar Association
     

Teaching activity

Since 2009 Patricia has been responsible, as academic director, for the design and development of the Master’s Degree in International Legal Practice at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE), where she also lectures on competition law.

Patricia has also been a regular lecturer on EU Law on master’s and postgraduate degree courses organised by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Instituto de Empresa.

She also participates as a speaker on competition law matters in conferences and seminars.

Recent publications