Casto González-Páramo Rodríguez
As head of the Hogan Lovells Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice in Madrid, Casto has extensive experience advising international and local companies while representing them before the European Union and the Spanish Competition Authorities. As well as in judicial procedures regarding all aspects of antitrust proceedings. Casto's experience encompasses all economic sectors, being particularly intense in the energy, infrastructure, automotive, insurance and consumer business areas. Casto takes pride in putting his broad experience into providing very commercial and practical advice, proactively helping his clients to detect and solve potential problems early on.
Casto is a professor in the master's degree program on EU Law at the Carlos III University in Madrid, as well as a regular lecturer in other academic forums. He also speaks Spanish and English.
'He has excellent expertise and is practical, conscientious and sympathetic'
'He is available at all times, very knowledgeable of regulated industries, organised and completely committed'
Areas of Focus
Advising two leading car manufacturers in the automotive manufacturers investigation by the Spanish Competition Authority.
Assessing on the antitrust aspects of a joint distribution agreement reached by two leading beverage companies.
Representing SCOR in the investigation of the Decennial insurance market by the Spanish Competition Authority.
Advising a leading car manufacturer in relation to the claim of damages suffered as a consequence of an antitrust infraction.
Assisting a French multinational in securing a leniency reduction of the fine imposed in the Spanish investigation of the stationery sector.
Obtaining the EU Commission merger clearance to the setting-up of a JV between Euler Hermes (Allianz Group) and MAPFRE comprising their respective credit-insurance businesses.
Advising Globalvía on the EU notification of the creation of a JV with financial investors.
Representing Brookfield on the notification to the EU Commission of the setting-up of a JV together with Abertis.
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