Casto González-Páramo Rodríguez

Casto González-Páramo Rodríguez


Email [email protected]​

Phone +34 91 349 82 76

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesEnglish, Italian, Spanish

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

"He is a very easy-going person, who is knowledgeable with a good business acumen. He is a great lawyer who provides very good, practical advice".

Chambers Europe 2023

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.

Awards and recognitions


Ranked in Competition and European Law
Chambers Europe


Leading individual for EU and Competition
Legal 500 EMEA

2010, 2012-2021

Recommended for EU and Competition
Legal 500 EMEA

2016, 2018-2020

Acritas Star for Competition/Antitrust
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

Education and admissions


LL.M., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 1998

Law Degree, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 1995

Representative experience

Advising two leading car manufacturers in the automotive manufacturers investigation by the Spanish Competition Authority.

Advising Caixabank on the investigation into the condition of provision of derivative products in the context of syndicated loans.

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.

Advising Alstom in the investigation of the Spanish Competition Authority into the railway electrification infrastructure.

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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