Jiménez-Laiglesia has more than 25 years of experience in competition law. Prior to joining Pérez-Llorca, he was the partner in charge of this practice at a prominent international firm, and has performed this same role at other multinational firms. At one of these firms he was also Managing Partner of the Madrid office. Jiménez-Laiglesia has extensive experience in competition law in relation to M&As, joint ventures, abuses of dominant position, cartels and State Aid procedures before the European Commission, the Community Courts, the Competition Authorities and the Spanish courts.
He holds a Degree in Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, as well as a Degree in Economics and Political Sciences from UNED. He was also awarded an LL.M. in Community Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and an MBA from IESE Business School.
Jiménez-Laiglesia has been recognised by various legal directories such as Chambers Europe, where he is ranked in Competition/European Law, and Legal 500, where he is included as a “leading individual” for the same practice. Jiménez-Laiglesia is also listed in the legal directory Best Lawyers®.
In the words of Pedro Pérez-Llorca, Senior Partner of the firm, “Juan Jiménez-Laiglesia brings his extensive experience and prestige to the competition practice. He is joining a group of top professionals in a practice that is gaining prominence for all kinds of transactions.” Pérez-Llorca also explained that “this addition seeks to consolidate the growth that the firm is experiencing.”
This new hire is in addition to the appointment of five partners in January, Fernando Bedoya, Beatriz García, Javier Gómez, Pedro Marques da Gama and José Suárez, and coincides with the expansion of the firm’s headquarters in Madrid. In addition to retaining its headquarters at Castellana 50, from autumn the firm will also occupy a floor of the Torre Foster in the Cuatro Torres Business Area.