Francisco Enrique González-Díaz is a partner based in the Brussels office. Mr González-Díaz’s practice focuses on European and Spanish competition law, including mergers and acquisitions, restrictive practices, abuse of dominance and state aid.
Mr González-Díaz has a law degree from the University of Granada (Spain), as well as LLM degrees from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) and Harvard University (United States), and an economics and mathematics degree from the Open University (UK).
Prior to joining Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Mr González-Díaz held a number of positions within European institutions. Between 1998 and 2003, he headed one of the enforcement units of the European Commission’s Merger Task Force, and led the European Commission in its review of a number of large and complex cases in a wide array of market sectors. Between 1996 and 1998, Mr González-Díaz clerked at the European Court in Luxembourg. From 1990 to 1996, Mr González-Díaz was a member of the European Commission’s Legal Service.