Jorge Padilla

Chair of EMEA practice

Madrid | London | Brussels

Dr. Jorge Padilla is Chair of Compass Lexecon EMEA.

Dr. Padilla earned M. Phil and D. Phil degrees in Economics from the University of Oxford. He is Research Fellow at the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI, Madrid) and teaches competition economics at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).

He has given expert testimony before the competition authorities and courts of several EU member states, as well as in cases before the European Commission. Dr Padilla has submitted written testimony to the European General Court, and the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal in cartel, merger control and abuse of dominance cases. He has also given expert testimony in various civil litigation (damages), international arbitration, and competition cases in non-EU jurisdictions (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States).

Dr Padilla has written numerous papers on competition policy, industrial organization, intellectual property and finance in the Antitrust Bulletin, the Antitrust Law Journal, Economics Letters, the Economic Journal, the Energy Journal, the European Competition Journal, the European Competition Law Review, the Fordham International Law Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Harvard Journal of law and Technology, Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law, the Journal of Industrial Economics, the Journal of Economic Theory, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the University of Chicago Law Review, and World Competition.

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Fide Foundation, Fundación Dadóris and Fundación Jorge Padilla Blanco.

He is also co-author of The Law and Economics of Article 102 TFEU, 3rd edition, Hart Publishing, 2020.

Restriction: Dr Padilla will not represent clients before the Spanish Competition and Regulation Authority, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, CNMC, during the tenure of his wife, Ms Cani Fernández, as President of the CNMC.

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    • DPhil in Economics, University of Oxford, Nuffield College
    • MPhil in Economics, University of Oxford, St. Antony's College
    • BA in Economics, University of Alicante

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