Patricia Vidal joined Uría Menéndez in 1996 and has been a partner of the firm since 2015. Her main practice areas are competition and EU law.
For the last 23 years her practice mainly refers to EU law and EU and Spanish competition law, with a special focus on competition litigation before the Spanish and the EU courts. She has wide experience in merger control (including multi-jurisdictional filings) and national and international cartel cases (including leniency programmes). She also has vast experience in international agreements (purchasing and selling strategic alliances), state aid issues and abuses of dominance and more prominently in recent years, in antitrust damage claim litigation in Spain.
Patricia is a regular lecturer on EU and competition law and for 10 years has been academic director of an LLM at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía. 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, ‘Best lawyer’ category in Spain).
She is Member No. 60028 of the Madrid Bar Association.